Wednesday, December 22

Toss Toss Away!

Only at wedding can you get away with throwing things at your guests...


Bouquets and garters, that is!

Now, I'm not sure how I feel about this whole tossing business. I know it is considered tradition at weddings for the bride to toss her bouquet and the groom to toss the garter, but I'm not sure if this is going to happen at our wedding. Honestly, I kind of want to keep my bouquet and not throw it away at the end of the night. My mom kept her bouquet (although I believe she had an extra one she tossed) and had it dried, and had it in a vase on display until one our cats ate it. Funny. Although, I'm not a huge fan of dried flowers either, so we'll see. I guess it will all have to do with how much I like my actual bouquet and if the ladies demand I toss it. If I do, it will be something impromptu and not forced at all. So we'll see! Definitely to be determined...

As for the garter toss, I'm not sure if it's my choice whether we have it or not, but if it was up to me we wouldn't. There is something so awkward about having D rummaging around under my gown in front of family and friends to find the garter. I mean, it's not like I want my grandparents and other extended family seeing that! I don't think I've ever seen a garter being pulled at any of the two weddings I've been two, so I guess I'm not sure if it can be done tastefully or not. But like I said, I don't even know if this is my decision!

Although, she makes it look fun!

So, I think that even if we might not have a garter toss, I still want to wear a fun garter just because. There are a lot of cute options out there. I could either pick something really pretty, go for something to surprise D, or even pick one of my favourite things. As you know I have an absurd obsession with Hello Kitty, so how fun would it be to have a HK garter on my wedding day? Well, fun for me, but not so fun for D!

Here are some options...

So there are definitely many options out there!

How did you choose a garter? How do you feel about the whole bouquet/garter toss situation?


  1. I reaaaaaally don't like the tradition.

    And I want to keep my garter, not throw it away! I would buy two of each if you're planning on throwing - the bouquet doesnt even have to be real flowers. Ask your florist if she can do a smaller "toss" bouquet if you want real.

    one idea I've heard about & really like is the "anniversary dance" - all married couples come up & the couple married the least amount of time gets the garter & the couple married the longest gets the bouquet. The DJ asks at various intervals for couples married x years or less to leave the dancefloor until you have one couple left. Super cute!

  2. Oh, that is a cute idea! I like it... definitely something to keep in mind. Thanks.

  3. Thank God I'm not the only one who feels that way about the garter toss! Way to awkward indeed! My poor father, who is pastor, would probably FAST over this! lol.