Post # 1
I’ve never understood the garter thing… Why do brides wear it? Does it do something or is it just a tradition? Why do you wear just one? Do you wear it during the whole ceremony and reception? If so, doesn’t it get annoying? (can you tell we’re not doing the garter toss?)
Post # 3
I’m doing it because in my area it is a pretty strong tradition. Folks would definitely be wondering “but where was the garter toss?!” if we opted not to have one. I have never found it gross or offensive, as I have heard many ladies on here describe it, but it has always been done in good taste when I have seen it. My fiance and I plan to keep it fun and lighthearted (none of the head up the skirt stuff). As it has been told to me, the bride is supposed to wear the garter during the ceremony and reception, but I’m sure many brides just put it on at the reception. I will have 2, one to keep and one for my fiance to throw. Oh, and it will also serve as my “something blue!”
This was a pretty good article on the origins of the tradition 🙂
Post # 4
I’m doing it because me and my FH are pretty touchy feely as it is, so i’ll take any chance I get at foreplay. Lol. Some people think is preverse, but I think it’s sweet.
Traditionally it was meant to prove that the couple were trying for a baby right away, as marriage used to be strictly political and having a baby (boy) was the desired result.
Post # 5
@coffeekitty.. thanks for the info! I never knew the tradition behind the garter!
We decided to pass on this because most of our friends and family are engaged or married so it would have been pretty awkward with only a couple people to catch it! The garter did a one time serve and actual purpose but with today’s undergarmets they aren’t functional and are just for fun.
Post # 6
We didn’t do it or the bouquet toss. We didn’t have a lot of single people at the wedding.
Post # 7
Im wearing one just mosty “for fun” and as my something blue no garter toss tho but there are only a couple guys that are single and they are like under 18 (HAHA) We are still debating boquet toss fmil says its a must i say i will do what i want 🙂
Post # 8
I’ve gone back and forth on this whole thing. Fiance really wanted to do the garter toss so I went and bought this beautiful and pricey garter….which shows under my dress. At first I was going to put it on quickly before the toss and then that seemed like a waste of $50. So my mom is making me a super-cheap and super small garter which I will put on quickly and let it be tossed. Honestly, I would just scrap the whole thing if it wasn’t for how much my Fiance apparently wants to do it ;o)
Post # 9
…only SINGLE people are supposed to catch either one by the way…married or engaged people do not participate.