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Are you ditching the garter toss?

Maggie, on January 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 96
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Are you going to toss the garter at your wedding reception or did this tradition not make the cut? Will you be saying “I do” or “I definitely don’t” to the garter toss?


Are you ditching the garter toss? 1

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Latest activity by Melle, on June 25, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  • Melissa
    VIP September 2019
    Melissa ·
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    We haven’t discussed this yet, but I’m leaning towards skipping the garter and bouquet tosses. To me they always seem super awkward.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Ditched it! Ew. Awkward.
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    Definitely ditching. I find it so awkward.
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  • Gloria
    Super March 2019
    Gloria ·
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    We were going to do it at first but now we have decided to ditch it because our single friends are no longer single.
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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    I'm skipping this. It's a pretty embarrassing tradition for brides who just have to sit in a chair and watch all her guest stare at her as a man gets under her skirt.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    I understand and get that completely. Have you considered throwing a bouquet as well or are you going to ditch them both?

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    Agreed!
    I'll pass
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    I left this up to my fh. I told him I'm not doing a bouquet toss, but if he wants this we can. Im really happy he said he wasn't into it lol.
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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Ditched, only because we ditched the bouquet toss first.
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    Skipped. I think it is so gross.

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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    No garter toss for us. I'm not even wearing a garter!
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    LOL, that's one way to do it, Brae. If he had asked to do it, would you have said yes no questions?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Oh, I like this equality thing, Swtnss238. Why didn't you want to throw the bouquet?

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Our guests list is 25, only a few women will be single and our crowd is a bit more mature(we old).
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    If it was a definite yes, then I would have done it, no questions. But if it was like a not sure, then I probably would have said things like "well do you really want to go under my dress with your family there?" He doesn't have strong opinions on the majority of wedding stuff, so when he does, I go with it.
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  • Lex
    VIP September 2019
    Lex ·
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    Yeah, no. I don’t want him up my skirt in front of family.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Ditched it. I find it uncomfortable to watch let alone participate in.

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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    No I think it’s weird and gross. My fbil’s wedding video is on YouTube and I watched it and they did it, and I still thought it was weird and gross so it’s a definite no.
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    We'll most likely still do it if my FH wants to since I don't really mind. We wouldn't have the garter up very high so he wouldn't have to go so far under my dress.
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  • Kristin
    Devoted June 2021
    Kristin ·
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    Ditching! It makes me uncomfortable and rather use the time for dancing and other things!
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