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Garter toss alternatives?

My FI would like one. Desperately. :)

Thanks!

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Re: Garter toss alternatives?

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    You dont have to do anything with the garter if you don't want to.
    You could have an anniversary dance, where the married couples dance and the couple married the longest can be given the bouquet for the woman and the garter for the man.

    I'd say just skip the garter anything all together if you dont want to do the toss.
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    What does he like about it that he wants to have it?  What don't you like about it that you'd rather skip it?  It's his wedding, too, surely there must be a compromise.  If you don't want him sticking his head up your dress, you could wear the garter below the knee, or just hand it to him when it's time for the toss.  If you don't want to put pressure on single guests, open it up to everyone.  If you don't want to have to do the bouquet toss as well, don't.  If you're afraid the DJ will take the moment too far, you can give him strict instructions about how it will proceed, and inform him that he will not be getting paid if he violates them, or you could ask him simply not to say anything at all, and let people figure out what's going on when they see you pull out a chair and take a seat in the middle of the dance floor.

    If you both sit down, discuss it calmly, and peel it apart into its component bits, you should be able to find a variation on it that you both can be happy with.
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    We're not doing either one.
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    I've also been to pleanty of weddings where they do not do it.  I think that's totally fine to skip it.

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    I just went to a wedding where they did "the newlywed game..."

    Bride and Groom sat in chairs back-to-back and held one of each of their shoes (one bride shoe one groom shoe).  Wedding director asked them questions and they had to raise the shoe in the air to show which one it pertained to.  Example "who is the better cook?" and they both raised the bride's shoe. 

    It was pretty funny but maybe I had been drinking a little by then too....
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    we had the garter in a balloon and the kids and guys popped the balloons to find it. We didn't make them put it on the girl who caught the bouquet and we didn't make them dance either. It was fun and no one really felt awkward which was good! Good luck!
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    We had two bouquets and two garters (same-sex wedding), and none of them got tossed.  As a bride on another board expressed it, "I'm not a fan of flying underwear at weddings."  No one missed the tosses.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_garter-toss-alternatives?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:6a35724c-8bc2-431d-852d-562b25244810Post:952c391e-28e5-42f1-92af-547654bf50d2">Re: Garter toss alternatives?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I just went to a wedding where they did "the newlywed game..." Bride and Groom sat in chairs back-to-back and held one of each of their shoes (one bride shoe one groom shoe).  Wedding director asked them questions and they had to raise the shoe in the air to show which one it pertained to.  Example "who is the better cook?" and they both raised the bride's shoe.  It was pretty funny but maybe I had been drinking a little by then too....
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    Friends of mine did this in place of the garter/bouquet toss and it was a hoot! It got people laughing and cheering and we didn't have to watch the groom stick his hands up her skirt. <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
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