I'm not sure if this is particularly an etiquette question, or if this is the right board. Maybe it belongs in the Snarky section. but either way this situation kind of ruffled my feathers a bit. A few months ago, a really good friend of mine got married, and I went to the wedding solo. Don't worry my FI was actually properly invited and everything, but he couldn't make it due to the fact that he was still recovering from a major knee surgery and couldn't handle all day events. I still had fun because the bride and I had the same circle of good friends. At the reception however, there was the bouquet toss, and yea I am still unmarried, but I'm engaged never-the-less and have had the wedding date picked out for months. My very single friend decides to pull me out on the dance floor with her for the toss and I protested strongly. She was all, "Technically you're still single because you aren't married yet!" *facepalm* I proceeded to tell her that me being there was extremely pointless, so I let her drag me to the floor and I just backed away and stood there so the real single ladies could catch it.
My thoughts on the traditional bouquet/garter toss is that it's supposed to be an opportunity for single guests to see who else is single and potentially meet. Or if people are in relationships, perhaps it determines who's the next to get engaged. But for engaged people to be called out for any kind of toss seems completely pointless and silly to me. Am I correct? Also this particular friend has irritated me in this way before by treating me like I am single because of the technicality but that's kind of one of my biggest pet peeves. What are your opinions on the bouquet/garter toss etiquette?