(Closed) what should i do for garder toss if we wont have enough single men?? advice?

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You could skip it. 🙂

Traditionally I have seen that garter toss done with all unmarried men, sometimes even little kids (which is creepy when you consider the origins of this tradition). Where I’m from regionally, it’s come to be known as whomever catches the garter will be the next to get married, thus any unmarried man can participate.

Post # 4
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would skip it…I’m not doing a bouquet toss or a garter toss at my wedding.  It’s ok to break from tradition sometimes!  🙂

Post # 5
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I would just skip it.

Post # 6
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

just him announce all the unmarried men. that should take care of it! im sure the girlfriends of them will be very happy if he catches it!! lol

Post # 7
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We will have ONE single man at the reception.  He suggested that he could just cut out the middle man and take my garter off himself, but we opted to just skip it.Laughing

Post # 8
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would just leave it out completely.

Post # 9
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i agree with other posters and would skip it all together.

Post # 10
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

One more vote for skipping it.  If we had thrown either of our garters, the “single men” who could have caught it would have been my ex-husband and my son.  Either of those was something I didn’t even want to think about, so we just skipped it.

Post # 11
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You can do all unmarried men or skip it.  However, if you did still want to keep the toss, you could always add a gift card or something and ask for all the men to come up.  Then it is more about winning a prize than singling out the unmarried men. 

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can have your husband remove it and not do the tossing part.  We didn’t do it at all.

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