(Closed) Is NOT wearing a garter ok?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Is Not wearing a garter Ok?
    It's ok. If you don't want to, you don't have to. : (37 votes)
    100 %
    It's not ok. Wear it. It's tradition! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I hope it’s not bad luck because I didnt’ wear one…I didn’t even think about it the day of.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No, it’s not bad luck and if you don’t want to wear one, don’t wear it! I’m not wearing one. The wedding I was just in the bride asked me to carry her garter in my purse because she only wanted to wear it right before the garter toss.

    Post # 5
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not wearing one. I dont even understand the whole garter wedding tradition

    Post # 6
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    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I actually don’t want to wear one because

    1) I am fat. Who the heck wants to catch a fat girls garter?

    2) I don’t really think there will be many single guys there

    But I just read about another bee (bailey I think her name is) who tied lotto tickets to the bouquet and garter to encourage anyone who wanted to tickets to catch them. I kind of like that idea!

    Post # 7
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not wearing one either. We’re not doing a bouquet toss or garter toss. I think I’m going to take a suggestion from another post and do a dance with all couples, then down to couples together 10yrs, 20yrs on up and the last ones dancing will get the bouquet. Although my dance floor is pretty small maybe it’s not a great idea 🙂

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    23620 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Of course it’s okay! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @tranquility: Lotto tickets is an awesome idea! 

    I don’t want to wear one because I’m self-conscious about my thighs haha. 

    So I’d say, nope, you don’t have to wear one!

    Post # 10
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    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Totally okay not to wear one. I’m not. We are not doing the garter or bouquet toss because most of our friends are married and well, I don’t want my new husband trying to get a garter that most guys don’t want to catch anyways.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @bells: I THINK it comes from when the guests would follow the couple to their bedroom and help rip the clothes off the bride and groom.  Getting a piece of their clothing was supposed to be “good luck”.  Don’t ask me how, that’s just the history I read.

    If you don’t want to, don’t.  

    I’d be willing to bet that unless you’re used to wearing thigh-highs, it would probably feel odd having something snug around your leg.  It took me a while to get used to thigh-highs, but now I can wear ’em and not even notice them….unless they’re falling down… THEN I notice them! LOL!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think thats a tradition that is going away (at least in my region)…and if it weren’t you dont have to do anything you dont want to do! I didn’t wear a garter, toss my bouquet or do a few other things that are considered traditional, yet I still had a pretty traditional wedding.

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