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Shadia
Savvy October 2033

Men throwing the Garter!

Shadia, on August 30, 2020 at 9:23 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 9

Hello everyone! I have a question, I would like for my FH to throw something other then the Garter Belt to his Grooms men. But I'm just having a hard time thinking about what I should suggest to throw. Can you think of some other things? Your ideas are greatly appreciated.

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Latest activity by Amy, on August 30, 2020 at 6:06 PM
  • Nandi
    Dedicated March 2021
    Nandi
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    I鈥檝e seen some videos where a man throws a football instead of a garter belt 馃榾that would be pretty cool if that鈥檚 something they鈥檙e all into
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2021
    Samantha
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    What about his boutonniere? It would be just like the bouquet.
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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa
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    I鈥檓 completely skipping both tosses. I think tossing a garter is tacky and I will only have one bridesmaid who isn鈥檛 married or engaged at my wedding (my sister) and she鈥檚 in a LTR anyway. Besides, I don鈥檛 like the history behind these traditions (they鈥檙e dark).
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    I like the idea of tossing the boutonni猫re instead of garter
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  • A
    Super October 2021
    Ashley
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    I鈥檓 skipping this completely, but an inexpensive tiara could be a fun alternative!
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  • V
    Savvy April 2021
    Victoria
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    A baby yoda could be pretty funny and cute
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  • Hermione
    Expert February 2020
    Hermione
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    We skipped this. Just pure skipped. It's pretty dated and hasn't aged well as the full tradition. The full tradition being the people who catch the bouquet and garter are supposed to "get married" and dance... even at the adult only weddings it starts to look like Alabama jokes (cousins, siblings, etc)... And at non adult only weddings the child bride/groom is even more cringey.


    The partial tradition which is the throw and catch, doesn't make sense to throw flowers you spent $$$ like a football or to be at a formal party throwing your wife's underwear at young boys / old creepy men. It has a lot of layers of ew or why.
    If you must, I recommend tossing a cheap backup boutonniere meant for this (think carnation or simple rose) or a cheap bouquet meant for this... It would cost about the same
    But if it makes you feel better, most people just don't do it anymore and nobody misses it.
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    Master October 2022
    Jana
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    I've seen boutonnieres tossed at stricter religious receptions. Most couples skip the tosses entirely.
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  • Amy
    Expert May 2022
    Amy
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    My fiance is going to throw a football with the toss garter already around it.
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