(Closed) Garter Etiquette

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: FI using his teeth to take the garter off---wrong or not?

    YES!

    NO!

  • Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It doesn’t bother me when I go to other weddings, but I’m feeling kind of self-conscious about it at my own wedding.  I agree, the weddings where I’ve seen it done, it’s always been with teeth.  Do what you feel comfortable with!

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re only having a garter toss because FH really wants it. So, I told him he couldn’t do anything nasty or embarassing. If he won’t agree, then I told him that I would just have my dress altered extra tight around the legs and have the garter on my calf!

    Having my new husband going up my dress in public – not really something I want to subject myself to.

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    When my Mom got married, she also didn’t want to do this, so she put the garter around her ankle.

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Thats the way I have always seen it done too!

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It’s generally fun. Knowing my Fiance, I don’t think he’d do it. He’d take it off pretty fast using his hands lol.

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i think it’s funny…and kinda sexy…your married no, so it’s ok!

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Is it a little tacky and silly yes…. but at the same time in 20 years we’re going to laugh about that one stupid picture of his male friends fighting over it..

    The teeth thing is kinda gross, and I dont think I’d go for that.

    But as far as just a garter toss, we’ll be doing it. Is it sexy in front of my grandparts and father? Grandparents wont be there…Its 2010 and we already own a home and live together, if my mom and dad think we’re innocent engaged couple cohabitating, they’ve lost their minds. That ship has sailed and they know it. haha

    Post # 43
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    it’s all in playful tradition right?

    i agree that it should be done in taste keeping the audience in mind. i am not really sure what Fiance plans on doing… i know we’ll do a garter toss, he might joke around about peeking his head in under my dress, but he’ll prolly grab it with his hands and throw it 🙂

    which is a-ok with me!

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I actually am amused by the whole garter retrieval thing. But I do have to say one wedding I went to, the mother of the groom and one of the bridesmaids were holding the groom’s hands behind his back while he was retrieving it. That was a little too much for me, but I usually think its hilarious.

    Post # 45
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    The thought of using teeth absolutly horrifies me.  OMG.

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    LOL @ all these responses!! @Lizabeth – Girl, I am with you. In Caribbean culture it’s the man’s time to go crazy and try to make his wife blush (and we island girls nuh blush easy! :)) so I have seen some stripper-type sequences to get that garter off!! It’s hilarious and one of the best parts if you ask me.

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