(Closed) No garter toss!!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I think I would be uncomfortable too, but no way is my fiance letting me not do it 🙂 Even if I didn’t have one, I would wear a garter! Fun for the night ahead!

Post # 18
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Idk yet!

Post # 19
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re not doing the bouquet or garter toss, so I’ll probably skip wearing one, unless Fiance really wants me to. We haven’t really talked about it except to confirm we don’t want to do the toss.

Post # 20
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we arent doing one either or a bouquet toss. It takes out time from the reception that we just dont feel necessary. Sooo it doesnt seem like a big deal to us!

Post # 21
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I bought a set of two garters.  Since we weren’t doing the toss, I wore one and NotFroofy wore the other.  They were our “something blue.”

And although we had two bouquets, neither of them got tossed.

Post # 22
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ll probably wear one just for giggles, but I’m not so hot about the idea of tossing it. If Fiance seriously wants to, I can go with it.

Post # 23
41 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

i’ve always found the bouquet and garter toss to be awkward, both for the newlyweds and the singles vying for the prizes.


when i was 17 my best friend’s mom remarried, and i caught the bouquet and my BF’s little brother caught the garter.  he was 12.  and they made him put it on me.  


yeah…that SO won’t be happening at my wedding!  lol


instead i just passed my bouquet off to the couple present who was next to be married…who happened to be getting hitched at the same place a few weeks later.  it was a nice moment, and we got some fun photos together, and we did it at the same time we thanked everyone for coming so it worked out great.  

Post # 24
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@2dbride: Where did you find those beautiful garters??

Post # 25
7299 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We barely have any single friends and the thought of one of his creeper friends taking my garter back to the hotel room and sniffing it all night is enough to make me scream. I’m wearing one, but he can remove it with his teeth behind closed doors. ^_^

Here’s something about it: 

In the 14th century, having a piece of the bride’s clothing was thought to bring good fortune. In order to obtain a piece of this lucky attire, guests would grab at the wedding dress and tear off pieces of it, leaving the dress in tatters. In order to stop this practice, brides began throwing items at the guests. One of these items was the garter belt. Today, it is usually the Groom who removes and tosses the garter to the unmarried men in attendance, while the Bride tosses her bouquet to the unmarried women. Those that catch either item are said to be the next to marry. In some instances, it is said that they will marry each other.

There have been a few different interpretations of the luck of the garter belt. In some cases, it was considered luck to be able to hold onto a piece of the bride’s clothing, and she would throw the garter. In other cases, it was lucky for the single men attending the wedding. It was a symbol which allowed single men to share in the fortune (good luck) of the groom who would throw it.


I would kill people if they tried to rip pieces of my dress from me! WTF! 

Post # 26
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are having a garter toss because I wanted a sexy garter, and didn’t mind Darling Husband taking it off me! But we are thinking of doing something kinda different. I am going to throw bouquet as usual, and then the Mr is going to take off the garter. He’s going to throw it to the single guys. Then, instead of the DJ telling the bouquet-catcher (or me) to come sit in some chair and get that garter put on by a stranger or teenager (awkward!), the DJ is going to trade the garter for a gift card to Best Buy or something.

Then, we’re going to have a couples dance. The prize for the couple that’s been together longest … will be the garter. The Mr. will put it on the Mrs. I think it’ll be super cute, and whoever the old folks are that win will get a kick out of it.

Post # 27
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re not having one. No way is he going under my skirt- especially in public.

I’m probably wearing hold-ups so I don’t need a garter or clips. I’m not sure if I’ll wear a decorative one. With dancing I’m afraid it’ll migrate too high and be uncomfortable or it’ll slide down and be awkard.

Post # 28
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Miss Tattoo:I read that too, it is most definitely strange


I am doing a garter toss. I polled random family members and they all find it appropriate so even though I might turn beat red, whatever.. they’ve all seen me in a bikini, seeing my thigh wont offend them, and Fiance is, by no means, using his teeth… we wont be making anyone put them on each other though, thats when I think it gets real weird

Post # 29
10 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

We aren’t doing one either, I always knew that this tradition wasn’t for me because of the high embarrasment factor. Before I started wedding planning, I’d never even heard of the bit where the garter catcher puts the garter on the bouquet catcher. For me, that just seems way skeevy.

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