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Carlin
Dedicated September 2022

Left Out Bouquet Toss and Garter

Carlin, on September 29, 2022 at 1:34 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 22
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Just how many of you left out the bouquet toss nor wore a garter?

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Latest activity by Mrs.evans, on November 11, 2022 at 7:43 PM
  • Michael
    VIP October 2023
    Michael ·
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    If you missed it and want to see some views shared recently, there is some discussion on the bouquet and garter toss here:

    Reception formalities: are you keeping or skipping these? | Weddings, Wedding Reception | Wedding Forums | WeddingWire

    We were rejecting it but still considering it again.

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I skipped both the bouquet toss and garter! I did not replace them with anything either.
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  • B
    VIP July 2017
    Becky ·
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    We skipped both - we don't know that many single people. As Lisa said, they don't need replaced with anything - frankly, I'm not sure anyone really misses them.

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  • Ashlee
    Rockstar September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    We skipped both (we only had a few single people of both genders) and no one missed them. We did an anniversary dance in place and we had a couple family friends who had been married 60 years, they gave us marriage advice at the end of the dance.

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  • E
    Beginner November 2022
    Erin ·
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    We’re skipping both. The garter toss just makes us uncomfortable and then I always felt awkward at the bouquet toss at weddings I’ve attended so we decided against them. Plus we’re trying to avoid being the center of attention as much as possible so the less things like that, the better, in our opinion!
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  • H
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We skipped both of them. Instead, we did an anniversary dance and I gave the toss bouquet to my husband’s grandma, as his grandparents had been married the longest. They gave us some marriage advice as well. We knew beforehand that they would be the longest married couple and it was a sweet way to include them in the day a bit more.
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece ·
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    We’re skipping both
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  • S Mau
    Savvy October 2022
    S Mau ·
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    That and the dollar dance
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  • Caitlin
    Devoted January 2023
    Caitlin ·
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    Not planning on doing a garter toss but I do plan on wearing one as my something blue for him to find later!!

    I might do a stuffed animal toss or something instead of a bouquet toss and have it be all the gals and then all the guys or something like that. Or just one stuffed animal for everyone.

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  • Allaura
    Devoted November 2022
    Allaura ·
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    We are skipping both. The garter toss is gross and I didn’t want to get another bouquet or throw the one I am going to carry. Also none of our friends are single lol so we thought it was pointless honestly lol
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  • Jasmine S.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine S. ·
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    I didn't do either. I've never seen one at a real wedding, only in movies
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  • Skb
    Dedicated December 2021
    Skb ·
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    🙋🏻‍♀️ We did. I didn’t need to have all eyes on me more than needed. And no one asked about it
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  • Sara
    Devoted September 2022
    Sara ·
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    We skipped both and no one noticed or cared!

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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    Another who happily skipped both.

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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I have been to a lot of weddings that left out one or both. it's common actually!

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  • Sloane
    Rockstar May 2022
    Sloane ·
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    I skipped the entire garter thing entirely and didn’t wear one at all.
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  • Ebony
    Devoted May 2023
    Ebony ·
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    I'm still indecisive about the bouquet toss, leaning more towards of keeping it and doing something really special with it. But I now for sure I'm not doing the garter toss. I always thought it was extremely weird having your husband go under your dress in front of your parents.

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    Savvy October 2022
    Angela ·
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    Skipping both. It’s a 2nd wedding for us both, so wanted simple, streamlined, and to do whatever we want this time around (unlike listening to a lot of parents, family, etc.. the first time around).
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
    Carlin ·
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    Well I was a first timer my husband this was his second time.
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  • Sloane
    Rockstar May 2022
    Sloane ·
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    We definitely did. That has never been an element of weddings I have been into.
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