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Traci
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Garter toss

Traci, on July 19, 2022 at 6:05 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 18
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So the FH says he could go with out tossing the garter. he says if we do it he is going to keep it. Lol. Should I just omit this from the reception?

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Latest activity by Traci, on July 23, 2022 at 3:51 AM
  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    Lol yes! I’d say so. Unless he has two.
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2022
    Taylor ·
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    We’re definitely not doing it lol
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece ·
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    I think a majority of couples are choosing to eliminate the garter toss these days.
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  • Kelly
    Rockstar October 2023
    Kelly ·
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    In lieu of a garter and bouquet toss, we're tossing a stuffed cat. Whoever catches it has the option to adopt a cat of their choice from the local humane society with all adoption fees paid by us.

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  • Nichole
    Expert September 2022
    Nichole ·
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    My fiance has no desire to do a garter toss so we are just skipping it.
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  • E
    Expert September 2022
    EGD ·
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    We're skipping both the garter and bouquet toss. We just had a meeting with our DJ and he said a majority of couples are omitting them and he doesn't even put them on the planning sheet anymore.

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  • Elizabeth
    Beginner September 2022
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    Neither of us are really into the garter toss, so we are skipping it
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci ·
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    That's wonderful.
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci ·
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    I would like to do it. I'll incorporate in probably won't toss it he'll keep it. Lol. I seen it all my life on movies etc. Lol 😆 I want to do it!
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    Dedicated December 2022
    Ciara ·
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    We’re doing both a bouquet toss and garter toss. I’m getting a smaller bouquet to toss, so I can keep my actual bouquet and I’m also going to get another garter to toss, so I can keep my garter. Some places now sell garters in a two pack so you can have one for a keepsake and one to toss.
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci ·
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    Yes I seen those,and added them to the list.
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I actually see a lot of people omit this now!

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  • Paige
    Rockstar October 2022
    Paige ·
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    If you want to do it then go for it! You can also make it your own as well (having your groom retrieve it but not toss it, toss something else, etc.). We're planning to do one at ours.

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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Thanks Paige. I want to do it, but we jus won't toss it.
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  • Irene
    August 2022
    Irene ·
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    I have never met a person that says ... Look at the garter I got at a wedding ! Smiley laugh and keeping it! so your husband might as well keep it. My fiancé and I are goofy people so we might do a mash up or something fun like that. I have no idea what the garter toss is supposed to mean though.

    IF YOU REALLY want to do it, tell your fiancé this tradition will really make you happy and it will make you happier that he is doing it with you. Good luck and congrats !

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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci ·
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    Thank you for the support 💜
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Many couples skip the garter toss and no one misses it. Also, a lot of people say that it is “done nearly everywhere” that the garter catcher is expected to hook up with the bouquet catcher. That is not done or heard of in many areas and is highly inappropriate but that is not a main reason to skip the toss.



    We’ve seen countless bouquet tosses but only a rare few garter tosses. Those who do have a toss for the single men have tossed the groom’s boutonnière instead. One alternative I’ve read here that sounds fun and people have said is popular when done is tossing stuffed animals for all guests, married or single.
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Thanks for the input. I think I will wear one, he can get it and keep it then everyone will cheer for him lol. I really don't think he wants any man to have the garter that was on my thigh lol it's not going to be major simple fun and quick.
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