(Closed) Did anyone NOT do the bouquet or garter toss??

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did you throw the bouquet and garter?

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  • Post # 46
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m doing bouquet but not garter, just think it’s kind of trashy. 

    Post # 47
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    My Fiance and I have finally decided to not do the garter belt. Why? Because it is a family and close friends wedding. The idea of my guyfriends and FI’s pervy uncles half heartedly clamouring for my garterbelt makes me uncomfortable. 

    We are sticking with the boquet toss though!

    Post # 48
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    1099 posts
    Bumble bee

    We didn’t do either. We hadn’t planned for it – we thought maybe we’d do it if we felt up to it. But we completely forgot.

    Mother-In-Law was disappointed, but whatever.

    Post # 49
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    ohmylanta13:  we will be skipping both. I feel like it’s a paint to wrangle people up there and I don’t want to stop the music/dancing.

    Post # 50
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    Worker bee

    We skipped both (I wasn’t even wearing a garter!) because the only single people were kids and that would have been SO awkward.  

    Post # 51
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    My fiance and I knew right from the get-go that we didn’t want to do the garter toss. To us, it’s a very inappropriate and humiliating tradition to have to do infront of family and friends. So we decided to cut it out. I still wanted to do the bouquet toss though. I was having this conversation with my wedding planner actually, and she said one of her past brides gave her bouquet to the longest married couple at her wedding instead of doing it the traditional way will all the single woman. I thought it was an amazing idea so I decided I’m going to do it that way instead. Because really, the single girls will most likely throw it out by the next morning anyways. And just because they catch it doesn’t mean they are actually going to be the next one to get married. So I figured giving it to the longest married couple at my wedding would make it more meaningful and sentimental. I plan on giving it to my great-grandparents which have been married for about 70 years. Hopefully, god willing, they will be still with us by then. But I think they will! They are 85 and still going strong! 🙂

    Post # 52
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    Honey bee

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    ohmylanta13:  last wedding I have been to, the couple didn’t. Apparently, it’s because there was only one single girl and one single guy at the whole wedding . I was told it would have been embarassing for the 2 of them.

    Post # 53
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee

    We did a send off so I just tossed the bouquet into the crowd as we drove away. My aunt made a dive for it. haha.

    Post # 54
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    Honey bee

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    HoneysHoney:  OMG, I’ve only seen those at the movies! sounds like fun though

    Post # 55
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    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We didn’t do either, we didn’t do anything as a “replacement”, either. I didn’t miss it! I’ve seen so many awkward garter tosses… Bouquet tosses aren’t as embarassing (IMO; did NOT want fiance fishing for the garter preceding the toss!), but we simply didn’t have enough single people to justify it, and it just felt unnecessary. 

    Post # 56
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    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I only have 2 single friends at the entire wedding! So not bothering with the bouquet toss (and did you know how much a bouquet Costs?!) My Fiance had never even heard of the garter toss, and it’s a bit odd, so skipping that one too.

    Post # 57
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    Busy bee

    We skipped it. I gave mine to my SIL who got engaged after us and was going to be the next person to get married in our family. I’m not a fan..DH thinks both traditions are tacky as well. Our friends were happy to be spared haha

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