Post # 1
I’m having a pretty traditional wedding so in order for it seem not so cookie cutter, I thought it would be absolutely hilarious if I pulled the garter off my man’s leg instead of mine, haha! I told my mom and she just about passed out. From horror that is. Lol. I think it would make the wedding more memorable…. My Fiance is fine with it. Tacky or no??
Post # 3
@FutureMrsJohnston: I would find this hilarious if I went to a wedding and the B&G did this!!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t do this but I already consider the garter retrieval pretty crude. I think you’ll definitely turn off some of your older guests but if you dont mind/that’s your style, it is your wedding.
Post # 6
I agree with FutureMrsRugbee — it’s a tactless thing anyway, and reversing roles doesn’t really help.
Post # 7
anything garter related is tacky IMO. Women dont even wear them anymore why would i wear it for my wedding/.
Post # 8
Ahhhh the garter pull….how many times have I watched in horror as the groom unceremoniously shoves his head under the bride’s billowing skirts, her face chartreuse with embarrasment as her family looks on, while her newly minted husband boldy charges ahead in search of…welll…you know.
Meanwhile, Aunt Bertha is fanning herself furiously to avoid passing out, this poor woman comes from a marriage where the only thighs her husband put his mouth on belonged to a chicken….and we’re all just hoping that man is going to come up for air soon, garter clinched neatly between his teeth, because thirty more seconds under there and the vidoegrapher is counting it as an adult movie and charging extra.
Please do, whatever you can, including pulling the garter off his thigh to avoid a replay of the above captioned events…
Post # 9
It’s because I find the traditional garter toss so distasteful (I hate the “T” word, but yeah…) that I think this parody would be hilarious. I would interpret it as a joke at the expense of the tradition, not something to reinforce the whole garter toss idea. Nothing wrong with poking fun at some bridal traditions at your own wedding.
ETA: You’d have to be the one to judge your own crowd. I know a lot of bees on these boards like to bring up the perputually flabbergasted and offended grandparents and great aunts whenever a bride wants to travel off the beaten path, but I sincerely doubt that everyone over the age of 60 automatically takes weddings super seriously. I know my crowd would be able to chill out and have a big laugh about it.
ETA2: If you want to make the joke but not get raunchy about it, just put the garter on around his ankle (or lower leg) over his sock and under the pants. Super easy to take off without going anywhere near thigh territory, but the joke still stands.
Post # 10
I see everyone’s point about the whole garter thing being tacky, but as Teayers said, its more of a joke at the expense of the traditon. I figure if I am going to do the bridal bouquet toss (my mother is insisting on that tradition) why not go ahead with the garter toss but in a funny and unique way! I wouldnt put it all the way up his thigh! I cant imagine pushing his pant leg way up showing his hairy leg, hahaha! I would put it around his upper calf near the bottom of his knee maybe, and I would NOT get it with my teeth, gross!! lol Even if I did it traditionally with him retrieving it from me, I think most people have been to enough weddings to know that this is a common thing so I doubt Aunt Bertha would be too shocked, lol. One thing I will not do for sure is have the guy who catches the garter put in on the girl that catches the bouquet, when did that become popular?? I have never seen that done at any wedding I have been to.
Post # 12
I like it better than the reverse.
Post # 13
I think it would be funny. Do what you want!
We did the garter toss at my wedding. If you caught it, you got a giftcard to Amazon. His brother caught it. The DJ had him put it back on the leg of the girl that caught the bouquet, I did not know he was going to do that plus the girl that caught it was my 17 year old cousin. His brother was 33. Yeah…it was a bit awkward.
I didn’t like my DJ very much after that….he was creeping my guests out, wouldn’t take requests and people started bitching when he played that song, “Little Red Cup.” or whatever it is called. But that is entirely off topc! Anyway….
It mysteriously disappeared. The owner of the house posted on my facebook wall months later that he found my “garter belt”. My Mother-In-Law commented…”Um, no she had a garter, not a garter belt, that must belong to some other young lady!”
Post # 14
Its awkwardly funny as it I would feel obligated to laugh or I would laugh because I felt so awkward. Not because it was hilarious.
Post # 15
I LOVE this idea!!!!! I might steal it for my own wedding 🙂
Post # 16
@ThreeMeers: +1. No offense.