(Closed) What does the man who catches the garter do with it after?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bet he either leaves it on the table or throws it away.

Post # 4
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What happened at my wedding was the guy who caught the garter puts the garter onto the leg of the girl who caught the bouquet.  For my wedding, my one friend caught the bouquet first and then her boyfriend made sure to catch the garter when the Darling Husband caught it.

I’ve been to a wedding where an older women caught the bouquet toss and the younger man caught the garter.  Yeah, it sort of fizzled out because of ‘lack of interest’.  So yeah nothing really happened to the garter after the toss.


Post # 5
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have seen a few different things happen.

The person who catches the garter and the person who catches the bouquet share a dance.


The person who catches the garter has to put it on the leg of the person who catches the bouquet.


If the guy is particularly silly….he wears it around his head for the remainder of the night….LOL. That’s what happened at my brother’s wedding anyway.

Post # 6
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

at my wedding the only gay man at the wedding caught the garter.  He then stretched it around his head and started jumping up and down.  I’m not sure what he did with it later!

Post # 7
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

At my wedding, my 5 year old niece (the flower girl) ended up jacking both the toss bouquet and the garter. They were both returned to me at the end of the night. 

My sister in law was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding a few weekends ago, and she caught the bouquet and her boyfriend the garter, and he put it on her. It was the first time she (or I) had ever heard of the practice, but her bf told us it’s happened at every wedding he’s been to (except mine).  

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