I’m already over my expected budget, and I can’t justify spending money buying not one, but TWO garters so that my husband can go up my dress in front of people. He’s shy, so I can’t picture him having a fun time doing this either. Also, my bouquet is expensive so I don’t want to throw it away??? Honestly I’m wondering if people will even notice if we skip out on these traditions. The only reason aim even considering doing them is because “everyone” does them, and that doesn’t seem like a good enough reason. What do y’all think? What will you do at your wedding?
I don't think they are necessary! I'm getting a toss bouquet so I can keep mine and my garter isn't special to me so I don't mind giving it away. Usually the guy doesn't take it with him anyway. BUT if I was at a wedding without them, I wouldn't care!
We aren't doing them either. I ALWAYS HATED the toss, and would make every attempt to NOT go up or stand in the back in when I forced up. Besides, on our guest list, I think theres maybe 3 single people in total. Definitely NOT necessarily at all.
We are not doing either! The last three weddings have all done them, but I have zero interest in doing it at our wedding. Plus, if you stop the dancing for those "activities," it really kills the party mood. Our DOC asked if we were planning to do it and was relieved when we said no.
I'm not doing either. I never enjoyed having to go out and try to catch a bouquet, and I've always found the garter toss to be tacky and highly embarrassing. I always dreaded it when thinking about my wedding and finally decided to do away with it cause neither myself nor my FH wants to do that in front of people.
If you don't want them, do away with them. It's becoming quite common!
They are not necessary at all. It is just personal preference. I'm not doing either one. I personally find the garter toss weird and tacky. The bouquet toss them s just unnecessary and really isn't anything to miss IMO.
Echoing PPs here! It’s definitely not necessary and we aren’t doing it either. Most of our friends aren’t single so there’s no need to! I am thinking of giving my bouquet to the couple who has been together the longest, though.
Oh, I'm surprised so many of you are skipping this tradition but I'm glad that is the case! I was planning to do both. I don't care much for the garter so don't mind giving that away. However, I do care about my bouquet. It was never my intention to throw my own bouquet because I like flowers so definitely want to keep mine. I planning to throw one of my bridesmaids'. Now that I think about it, probably best to throw a cheaper in case they all want to keep theirs. Maybe get one from the deli, hmm, got me thinking!
I like the idea of an anniversary dance and giving the bouquet to the couple who’s been married the longest. But I don’t want it to be mine or my bridesmaids’ bouquets. Maybe I’ll ask my florist to bring one cheap one for this.