(Closed) Who is tossing the garter or even wearing one? I’m on the fence about this!

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing it and making a big production out of it! Playing the Indiana Jones song…. it will be Hilarious!!!!!

Most of our friends are young and we are one of the first to be married and so everyone will love it!!!!!

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i am wearing one but not to toss – its for private LOL

i dont want to do a bouquet toss either since its super embarrasing but when i told FH that his face just FELL. so i might do a co-ed bouquet toss- but the bouquet can be made of scratch off lotto tickets LOL

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m glad to hear that I am not the only one that finds this practice a little gross. I may still let him toss the garter to get at the tradition part, but my Fiance is by no means going under my dress to get it. It will probably be in his pocket.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Not doing it, and not doing a bouquet toss either.  I think it depends on how much of your guest list is still single- for us, almost everyone is married and I know how much I hated the part where “allllllllllllllll the single ladies, gather on the dance floor for the bouquet toss!” when I WAS single. 

But if you think it would be fun, then go for it! 🙂

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@thefuturemrsgibbs…….only issue with that is it totally depends on who catches the garter and the bouquet, last wedding i went to, they were brother and sister!!!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I couldn’t do it, and my husband wasn’t to keen on the idea, either. To each their own on this one, but it was definitely not something I found at all cute or amusing, so opted to not to the garder and bouquet toss. I didn’t wear a garder, either. Just had no desire to, but a private removal later on sounds a lot more exciting to me than doing it in front of all your guests 🙂

Just sayin’.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ll be wearing one, and hopefully he’ll be removing it with his teeth – but not at the reception!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t want to do it, but when I told Mr. Holiday he just looked crestfallen so I relented and spent months picking one out.

I hope he appreciates the time and effort that went into this and that he doesn’t flash me to the whole city of Seattle!  He thinks we should have the “Thong Song” on while it happens!  So far, I’ve successfully ignored this request.

lol men

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely not- this was a no-brainer for us. I think it is a really bizarre tradition in the first place- and just not appropriate in front of family and our priests.

I’m also not doing the bouquet toss because I have been single at weddings and I HATE when other people do them. I always avoid it like the plague. I understand why it’s fun when you are younger, but when you get into your 30s, I don’t think it’s very nice to make a spectacle of your single girlfriends like that.   

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re not doing the tosses, because I find the tradition a little icky (to ME, not in general, mostly because I was dragged around too many times as a single and it was really embarrassing for me), and because I can count the number of singles that will be at our wedding on one hand.

I do HAVE a garter, however (got it free with my first dress purchase), so I don’t know – I might wear it just for tradition’s sake and let Fiance go for it in private. That’s a good idea, @bellenga! 🙂

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Miss Helen- That is an awesome idea ;]

I’m planning on wearing a garter, but whether or not we do a garter toss is still up in the air. It’s hard to decide!! I know when I was single, I HATED being called up for the bouquet toss… so that’s what makes me think no!

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

no way! not for us. we are pretty modest ppl, i mean we like to have a good time and we are big joksters but def not our cup of tea.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m wearing one (I found one in my family tartan), but we’re not doing the toss.  Fiance will only have two of his friends at the Canadian wedding – one is married and the other is very very single (and sad about it).  Plus, his single friend is Korean and does not have any cultural connection to the garter toss, so I think he would be incredibly embarrased about it.

Post # 45
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

We are skipping both of these items but then we’re in our 30s and don’t have many single friends/family members left and I didn’t want to put the spotlight on my two single girlfriends – they’d kill me!!   LOL!

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Its so fun, im definately doing one! I also feel that even if you arent doing the toss you should still wear it for the hubby, men love it!!! And when do we ever get the chance or really get down to wearing one anyways

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