(Closed) Throwing the bouquet & the garter toss

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sharebear:  My planner said that most brides have a garter that they hand discreetly to the groom to toss so there’s no fishing around for it.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Sharebear:  You can do whatever you want!  I’ve been to weddings where they did the bouquet toss and not the garter toss.  No one noticed or cared =)

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 

I’ve been having some fears about the garter toss as well. You could have him stuff a garter up his sleeve and just have him pretend he searched for it, or maybe just slip the garter down to your knee right before the toss.

For the bouquet toss my friend had what looked like a single large toss bouquet but she descreetly untied a ribbon and when sho tosed the bouquet 4 mini bouquets went flying at the girls, unespected and gave the old tradition a little something extra.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did not do a bouquet toss, but Darling Husband insisted on a garter toss.  My compromise for that was giving him a garter.  I don’t think stripper music or going up your bride’s skirt are appropriate or respectful for a wedding

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For the bouquet toss we did a dance off and it was hilarious (my GFs are crazy-fun so it helped!). And for the garter toss we did something different.  Instead of having my husband fish under my dress for the garter, I had him sit on a chair and removed his tie and that’s what he threw instead of a garter.  Our guests appreciated seeing something different.   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think bouquet with no garter is completly fine. But if you do want to do a garter you can always, right before the toss, place the garter on your calf so he doesn’t have to reach so high. That’s what all the women in my family have done and it’s not too embarassing. That said, you totally don’t have to do one! 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We forgot to do bouth and no one noticed so do what you are comfortable with … if you still want to have a garter toss I like the idea of handing over the garter secretly without fishing around for it 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Personally, it’s all up to you. If you decide to omit it then do that and if you decide to toss the bouquet do that. You get this day to do exactly what you want, and you should do just that!!!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think I’m going to just slip the garter to knee or calf level.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m not doing either at my wedding, but if I had someone really want to do a garter toss, TBH I would just put it around my ankle.

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