Has anyone ever done both without the groom taking off the garter off the bride? I don’t really want to have my husband do that in front of family even though it’s tradition. Can we just toss the bouquet and garter?
I'd personally skip these, since I don't like them, but if you want to have tosses, I definitely would give your husband the garter prior to the toss. As a guest, I always hate seeing the man go up the woman's dress in front of everyone; it always turns out much more crude than it's supposed to be.
I feel the same, it's awkward! When I see the groom go under the dress at weddings, it makes me cringe and I always think to myself, 'I won't do this at my wedding', so we're skipping it, but might keep the bouquet toss. You can skip it entirely if you want or do one but not the other, (or just toss the garter). Your wedding, your rules.
I’m skipping both 🤷🏼♀️ Not important to us (and also cringy to both of us haha) so we’re scrapping it!
I don't see why you couldn't! No one will miss the awkwardness of the removal anyway. But if you still want to do the "toss," but not the removal of it, will the one who catches it have to put it on the one who catches the bouquet or will you nix that too?
I will skip it but my friend had a random garter (not her own) hidden in a balloon and a bunch of balloons and the men/boys where stepping on balloons to find the garter. It was funny and appropriate, no showing your underwear to your grandma
My FH wants to do these, but I want to skip them. We'll have around 20 single people of each gender, so numbers aren't the issue, but I just think they're outdated. I also don't want my fiance to go up my dress to get a garter so if we do end up doing it, I'll probably have a "toss" garter, my florist is throwing in a toss bouquet for free with my bridal bouquet purchase.
You can do it however you want! If you just want to toss them go ahead! If you want to skip the whole thing do that! We’re skipping it altogether and I doubt anyone will even notice! And I’m definitely not having him go up my dress in front of everyone! I’ve never liked seeing that!
Hi Nicole! I've seen it done with just a bouquet toss (no garter toss). I don't see why you couldn't do a bouquet and garter toss (without the removal) though. It's your day! Just remove it before you do you entrance and have him have it in his jacket pocket 😆 just remember that usually whoever catches the garter has to then put it on the person who caught the bouquet. You can always work with your DJ to avoid that though!!