Lynnie
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Keep or Cancel: Garter Toss?

Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 3 223
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I have to confess that I've never actually seen a garter toss in person! But apparently 37% of grooms still participate in this reception tradition! Will this toss tradition make the cut for your wedding?

Do you want to keep or cancel this toss tradition?


Keep or Cancel: Garter Toss? 1

Photo from Red Gate Farms in Savannah, GA



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223 Comments

  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    Melle ·
    I kept it.
    Thought it was fun. However I must have had shy male guests because not many came up to catch it
  • Kelsey
    Super September 2020
    Kelsey Online ·

    Cancel. We aren't doing a garter toss or a bouquet toss. We have 2 single male guests in attendance and I feel uncomfortable having my FH go up my dress for my garter!

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    Cancel. The garter toss is the most grossly tacky wedding tradition of all time. Hard pass.
  • Monique
    VIP December 2019
    Monique ·
    Keep, I asked my fiancé about this since he is the one that does it and there’s not a lot of “him” things he has an opinion on. He said he wants to do it so we will be doing it.
  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie Online ·

    Cancel! We don't have any single guests. I wouldn't have done it anyway. Heck, I'm not even wearing a garter lol

  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    Cancel, I'm not even wearing a garter, and it's not fun. Most of my guests are married or kids so it'd be weird
  • Meghan
    Expert September 2019
    Meghan ·

    Keep, but we're putting a key on it so that whoever catches it can open the chest we got and win a prize along with the bouquet toss winner instead of having to creepily put it on a stranger's leg.

  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
    Ana ·
    Cancel wedding cake is too expensive to smash😂
  • Future Mrs. McCully
    Devoted July 2019
    Future Mrs. McCully ·

    Keep or Cancel: Garter Toss? 2

    We kept it!

    Some say it is a tacky wedding tradition but it was a really fun experience that I don't regret doing!

    Ours was especially fun because my husband tossed the garter and it got stuck on the wood beams...plus, this picture is priceless

  • Emily
    Expert April 2020
    Emily ·

    Cancel. So awkward. My FH DJed a wedding where the bride wanted the Pink Panther theme played while the groom crawled to her on his hands and knees. He was so embarrassed but such a sport.

  • Makenzye
    Devoted July 2019
    Makenzye ·

    We are skipping the garter toss!

  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
    I’ll ask FH, but I’m guessing cancel. Most of his friends are single, so at least there would be more potential participants.
  • Erin
    Devoted May 2020
    Erin ·

    Cancel! Makes me and FH uncomfortable

  • Tonya
    Dedicated July 2019
    Tonya ·
    Every wedding that I have been to, there has been a garter toss. We will be having it at our wedding, too.
  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·

    Not sure about this one. I will have to ask FH how he feels about it

  • Khin
    Devoted November 2019
    Khin ·
    Cancel. It would just be really awkward in front of our parents.
  • Brianna
    Super October 2019
    Brianna ·
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    I like this idea!

  • Brianna
    Super October 2019
    Brianna ·

    Keep! It is fun, maybe tacky but oh well!

  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·

    Cancel. It's really awkward to watch as a guest (in my opinion) so I couldn't imagine how awkward it would be as the bride and groom. Plus we had very few single people at our wedding.

  • FutureMrsC
    Expert October 2019
    FutureMrsC ·

    I'm personally not into so we won't be doing it but if it's something a couple wants to do at their wedding and both parties are comfortable with it then go for it!

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