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Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Keep or Skip: The Garter Toss?

Lynnie, on August 7, 2017 at 11:25 Posted in Wedding reception 0 123
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Hello everyone! This week we're playing "Keep or Skip" with popular wedding traditions!


So...

Are you doing a garter toss? Or skipping this tradition?


Wedding Traditions: Keep or Skip?

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123 Comments

Latest activity by Stacey Tc, on April 8, 2021 at 20:42
  • Stacey Tc
    Devoted August 2022 Saskatchewan
    Stacey Tc ·
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    Skip. I've never liked it.
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  • D
    Newbie October 2022 Ontario
    Diana ·
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    Skip!! Never liked it
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  • Clare
    Frequent user August 2021 Manitoba
    Clare ·
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    Skip For sure ,


    My family is too traditional and it doesn’t have any meaning to them but I’ll definitely be tossing my bouquet
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  • Kailey
    Frequent user July 2021 Ontario
    Kailey ·
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    Skip!
    This is on tradition that makes me so uncomfortable, every wedding I have been to has has it but I will be skipping this one for sure
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  • Elizabeth
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
    Elizabeth ·
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    Skip! I’ve always found it to be a cringey tradition 😬
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Skipping for sure
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Skip. I always hate the throwing the bouquet and garter toss. I was mortified as a guest getting singled out like that for being single....
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  • Kris
    Frequent user October 2019 Nevada
    Kris ·
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    I will be wearing one but no we won't be tossing, I think. Up to him on this one as it doesn't matter to me.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Skip. We both think it would be uncomfortable and he doesn't have that many single guy friends anyway.

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    My fiance wants to keep it but I don't think I do. We might have to talk about it.

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  • Dana
    Newbie September 2019 Ontario
    Dana ·
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    I want to keep the tradition mainly because the wedding my FH and I attended last year, my FH was the lucky one who caught the garter! (Go figure lol) I’m going to send the luck back out by using that farted as the “toss” garter but of course I’ll be keeping my own garter .. I figured I should pass the luck along
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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    I just don't get why this ever became a thing!!!!! Definitely skip.

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  • Stefanie
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Stefanie ·
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    This will be a skip for us.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Definitely skipping.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Skipping it! I plan on wearing a garter but not the whole ordeal.

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Okay that's good to know. I just figured it is a pair thing- flowers for the girls and garter for the boys. I guess it doesn't have to be

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    You definitely don’t have to do both! I have yet to attend a wedding where they did the garter toss, but the vast majority still did a bouquet toss. It’s all personal preference.
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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    I totally agree. We are still doing the bouquet toss so I feel like you gotta do both but it's awkward..

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Skip it. I'm shy and I think it will be awkward with all our family watching.. lol

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Skipping this. I think it's awkward to have my new husband under my dress in front of all our friends and family.

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  • Megh
    Curious January 2019 Ontario
    Megh ·
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    Definitely not interested in this tradition. It seems pretty unnecessary to me.

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  • Kathleen
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Kathleen ·
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    I’m a bit uncomfortable with this— my fiancé and I are still debating on it. The premise is okay though..
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  • Holly
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    I don't want to wear a garter, but this would be super funny and we have some good characters attending our wedding so I might sneak off to the bathroom and slip one on just for this lol
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  • Victoria
    Expert November 2019 Ontario
    Victoria ·
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    Skipping the toss.

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  • Alexis
    Curious October 2018 Ontario
    Alexis ·
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    Skip for sure! When I would be dragged out to catch the bouquet, I was always so nervous in case I did get it and be forced to dance with the garter toss. The garter can be worn and kept as a keepsake for me!

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Skip. I don't want the attention. He doesn't think I'm wearing one. But I am because I found one that is his favourite hockey team and I plan on showing him at some point when it is just the two of us.

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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    Skip. I don’t want to wear one, he doesn’t like attention, and a chunk of our family is conservative, so it’s sometbing we’re all okay to skip.
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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    Keep!! I love the idea of it! Haha it's going to be so funny!

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  • Shaina
    Frequent user April 2019 Ontario
    Shaina ·
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    Skip. I'm not gonna wear one.
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  • Sarah
    Curious January 2019 Alberta
    Sarah ·
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    We are going to skip this also, I don't want to wear a garter.

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  • Myrrew
    Beginner July 2018 Quebec
    Myrrew ·
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    I will have to ask my fiance lol

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  • Bryelle
    Curious September 2022 Manitoba
    Bryelle ·
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    Keep, this is my fiancées favourite part.
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