(Closed) Not doing Garter Toss….

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I am not doing the toss because I am a bit conservative and easily embarassed, lol.  But I am getting one anyway. I dont think I would feel quite completely "bride" if I didn’t have one.

  I think if you want one you should go for it.  And if your grandmother gets you one why not wear it during the ceremony for sentimental reasons and then wear the other for fun at the reception.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re not doing a garter toss either, but I may wear one for his sake – kinda sexy.  Did you mention to his Grandma that you’re not tossing it?  Maybe that’s the reason why she wanted to get that for you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

i think you should let your fiances grandma buy it for you. it sounds like that would still be special to you. we’re not doing a garder toss either, but i am wearing one too. i think i’ll just give it to my fiance when we’re together before the reception and he can keep it as a keepsake:)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I didn’t do one, but I did have a garter on, as my "something blue".  If it were me, even though the Sox-Cubs is a cute idea, I might go with just wearing the one from Grandma, just to save the money. Plus, it’s a nice gesture that she wants to do something special for you.  I wore a garter that I got as a present, even though I didn’t throw it at the reception.  My husband liked it though. 😉

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

get grandma to get the garter u wanted anyway…. u can always think about it later and it’s the one u like… it is nice to have people involved in the way they choose.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We don’t want to do a garter toss either.  My co-worker was just telling me how they got around the bouquet toss and garter toss.  They asked all couples to get on the dancefloor and had the DJ excuse people from the dancefloor if they had been married less than 5 hours, less than 1 year, less than 5 years, and on and on until the last couple was dancing.  The last couple (her grandparents) dancing were given the garter and bouquet.  That way you’re honoring marriage as a whole, rather than single-ing out the singles there.  I think we’re using it for our wedding.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It sounds to me that the Grandma thinks you’ll be tossing it – I don’t see the point in having two if you’re not going to toss either.  She could be miffed that she got you something you didn’t use.  Explain to her your plan, and I’m sure she’ll offer to do something else.  You could say that you aren’t doing the toss, but are thinking about ________ (lighting candles, drinking champagne, blah blah) and maybe she’ll donate that item.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Thank you so much mattsonc! That is an awesome idea!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

@mattsonc: that is a FANTASTIC idea, i love that sooo much, totally going to do it!!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I like the idea of his grandmother buying you a special garter…maybe she could get you a blue one to wear for your Something Blue!

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