(Closed) Feeling stressed over the whole garter/bouquet toss issue. Help?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I plan to skip it. I’ve always felt uncomfortable fighting for a bouquet so I figured I wouldn’t do that to my unmarried girl friends. I did get a garter anyway though. Just because. 🙂

Post # 32
7362 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Not doing it. Never liked it even as a child. Its an outdated tradition IMO.

Post # 33
3234 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015


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Miss Moneypenny:  “I want to make sure whatever I do, I’m comfortable and so are my guests.”

I don’t think anyone has ever felt uncomfortable because there wasn’t a toss. I know there have been people uncomfortable because there was. So, there’s your answer. 

Post # 34
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Miss Moneypenny:  I dislike them myself, but Fiance said many guests look forward to it so I should do it for them. I am hosting an event after all, so I’m going to do it. I did see online somewhere that a bride gave each single lady a key and they had to try and unlock the bouquet from a box. I don’t remember where I got it, but I saved the picture. The Bride is nowhere to be seen, so you might like that. Just an idea….

Post # 35
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian


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Miss Moneypenny:  We’re not doing it. I don’t have a ton of single girls coming and I would hate to make them feel singled-out and then awkward as a strange man feels up their thigh. I would rather take that time and either dance more, eat more cake, or get a drink. haha.

Post # 37
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Miss Moneypenny:  Don’t do it, if you don’t want to!

We didn’t at our wedding and I don’t think anyone missed it. It also helped that we had a band playing, and we told them not to stop for a specific song for that… so nothing was ever announced.

Post # 38
1311 posts
Bumble bee

I’m eloping but I would not do either if I had a wedding reception. They are both very tacky to me!

Post # 39
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

we did the garter toss only because my friends BEGGED me to. Didnt do the garter though.

Post # 41
1386 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We didn’t do either. Really there isn’t a point and I haven’t seen them done at any of the weddings I’ve been to in the last five years. 

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