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Garter creepiness (PlainTacky0415-04)

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Kimblee:

--- Quote from: oogyda on April 12, 2013, 06:58:30 PM ---"big foofy underskirt"...otherwise known as a "crinoline".  My DDs have passed around the same one for years (the first use was a prom, I think)...and have loaned it to friends.  The blasted thing just won't die.

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I knew it had a name.

It was awful. Convinced me i want my wedding dress to be simple and easy drape.

whiterose:
I already told my mother there will be no garter toss or bouquet toss at my wedding.

I have caught more than one bouquet at more than one wedding- yet still want to keep mine. That, and my wedding will be small and I do not foresee many unmarried female guests.

And given the personalities and backgrounds of my boyfriend and I- garter toss would make us freeze and panic!  :-\

Minmom3:

--- Quote from: whiterose on April 29, 2013, 10:42:48 AM ---I already told my mother there will be no garter toss or bouquet toss at my wedding.

I have caught more than one bouquet at more than one wedding- yet still want to keep mine. That, and my wedding will be small and I do not foresee many unmarried female guests.

And given the personalities and backgrounds of my boyfriend and I- garter toss would make us freeze and panic!  :-\

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My FIL was the head of the theater dept at San Jose State when DH and I got married.  Our chairs and my petticoats came from the theater department.  I had 3 layers of silk petticoats, it was wonderful.  I tossed my bouquet,and we have a very funny picture of his sister catching it - the woman was horizontal in the air!  I kept my hair decorations though, and they're tucked away in a big photo box.

YummyMummy66:
At the weddings I have been to over the years,

the bride did not toss her own personal bouquet, but there was always a smaller, separate bouguet that was tossed.

This way, the bride had her own bouquet to keep.

mspallaton:
A lot of folks have mentioned not liking the garter toss so I just wanted to mention what DH and I did for ours because we found it worked quite well.

I wore two garters (that I put on myself) - one to throw and one to keep as a keepsake.  When it came close to the time for the garter toss, I stepped to the side of the room out of sight and took the garters off myself so I could hand the one for throwing to my newly-minted DH.  We just treated it the same as the bouquet -- it magically appeared in his hand and then it was thrown and that was it.

After each was caught, I took a picture with the lady who caught the bouquet and my DH took a picture with his cousin who had caught the garter.  His cousin wore it on his arm the rest of the night - not out of tradition, but because he was 22 and highly intoxicated, thus making everything in the world hilarious to him.  (Just to clarify - he was a perfect guest and gentleman... just without proper diction or balance for most of the evening).

The one somewhat non-traditional aspect of the whole thing was that my father was the one who bought the garters from the store.  There was no sentimentality to that or anything -- actually, my father would be weirded out if he thought there was.  It was just that everything was hectic in the days before the wedding and he overheard me telling my mother that I'd forgotten to get a garter and something blue.  So... since my university has blue as one of its colors, he went to the local school branded store and got two that had my school color and logo on them (I didn't even know they made such a thing).  I LOVE that my garter had my school logo on it, but at the time, I was honestly just happy I had one fewer errand to run in those last 72 hours.

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