(Closed) Toss Bouquet/Garter

posted 10 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

We did the garter toss and the bouquet toss. Afterward, the guy and girl who did the catching just got a photo taken together, nothing else. We had fun! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We did the same as Gemstone.  It was a lot of fun!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We still did both tosses and he took the garter off me but after they cought it, we just posed for pictures together and that was that! No putting it on the other person.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

Oh, I’d never even heard of the guy putting the garter on the bouquet catching girl!  It sounds like you should only do what you’re comfortable with and what you think your guests will be comfortable with. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We decided not to go with the garter/bouquet toss because we’re not fans of getting up and participating in those ourselves, but do whatever makes you guys most comfortable.  I think that taking the photo together of the people who catch them is a perfectly good idea!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We’re doing an untraditional bouquet toss (we’re offering a cash price to whoever catches it and everyone is invited to try, not just single women) but I think the whole taking the garter off with your teeth infront of everyone and throwing it thing is really sleezy, so we are not doing that.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@DeathByDesign:  I totally hear you. The garter can be removed in a much more appropriate fashion. My husband grabbed mine with his hands only. Quick and painless because I put it right above my knee for easy retrieval. The photos of him taking it are actually really cute and not at all awkward considering it happened in front of all of our family and friends!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Did both tosses and just took pictures.  The funny thing is, my Maid/Matron of Honor and a good friend of DH’s caught the bouquet and garter, respectively, and we had once tried to set them up…

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Miltie:  After our bouquet/garter toss, we all just took a photo.  It worked out fine!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am so still throwing the bouquet…I also think its a disgusting thing for some random guy to put a garter on some random girl…not only that but I think it opens it up for drunk drama to occur.  So we are still tossing the bouquet and the garter…but we will only have a picture taken of the lucky duo who catches them. No wierdness or akwardness please!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think anyone is going to really notice (at least, not for a long time and then, it would only be a passing thought) you omitting the garter toss if you’re going to do the bouquet. Men that I’ve seen at the many weddings I’ve been to absolutely hate participating in the garter toss…. and I’m planning on only on doing the flower toss, not the garter

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have heard of the guy putting it on the girl who catches the bouquet, but I think it’s super weird. As a bouquet catcher, I would be super skeeved out if a random guy tried to put it on me. I have also seen it where the guy and girl dance together after (but not like a spotlight dance, everyone else can join). Still could be a little weird, but better than putting a garter on you. But if you just stop after the catches, it’s fine. It would be like yay you caught the bouquet! Yay you caught the garter. Now let’s have some cake! 

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