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Garter Toss? Keep or Cancel?

Lynnie, on September 16, 2019 at 09:50 Posted in Wedding reception 0 31
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I have to confess that I've never actually seen a garter toss in person! Smiley surprise But apparently 37% of grooms still participate in this reception tradition! Will this toss tradition make the cut for your wedding?

Do you want to keep or cancel this toss tradition?


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31 Comments

Latest activity by Allison, on December 2, 2019 at 15:56
  • Allison
    Curious June 2021 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    WORST TRADITION. I cannot think of anything more uncomfortable than sitting in front of my entire family (and his!!) while he goes up my skirt? NO THANK YOU.

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  • Shannon
    Expert September 2020 Quebec
    Shannon ·
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    I say Cancel, no way I want everyone looking up my dress. So we still have to discuss.

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  • Veronica
    Newbie May 2024 Quebec
    Veronica ·
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    Cancel, it's pointless. FH hates that kind of attention on him too
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  • Amelia
    Featured October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    Cancel! It's so medieval, having my new husband throw my underwear into the crowd to celebrate. No thanks. (it comes from a time when the newlyweds would throw clothes to prove a marriage had been consumated, and sometimes the guests helped undress the bride *shudder*)
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  • Judice
    Frequent user November 2019 Ontario
    Judice ·
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    Cancel, it's cringey outdated and downright awkward.

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  • Christine
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Christine ·
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    Cancel. We're just not interested in doing this.

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  • Kat D
    Frequent user April 2021 Manitoba
    Kat D ·
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    Cancel! It’s disgusting, cringeworthy & immensely sexist. No, thank you.
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  • Erin
    Super September 2019 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Wow! I am SHOCKED by how many people hate this!! I think it's pretty fun, but we will still not be doing it.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Cancel. Not a fan
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  • Rebecca
    Devoted November 2019 Quebec
    Rebecca ·
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    Cancel. My FH was against it to begin with and then the DJ explained how he would do it and now FH is wayyyy more against it.
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    CANCEL. It is so cringeworthy when this is done and I really didn't want to have any part of it lol.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Definitely cancel. Again, we don't have many single friends plus I find the whole thing super uncomfortable. Our parents would be watching - urgh.

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  • Tina
    Frequent user July 2021 Ontario
    Tina ·
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    Ab-so-f*n-lutely cancel! No one's goin' up my skirt except my FH, and even then, not in front of 100 people!! I'm no prude, but c'mon, this one's ridiculous.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    Cancel, I totally hate it

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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    Cancel! i completely hate thhst
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  • Amanda
    Devoted September 2022 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Cancel! Another awkward moment I would like to not participate in.

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2021 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    CANCEL. My FH and I both agreed this is nothing but awkward for everyone involved- bride, groom, guest. There are also not a lot of single guys at the party.

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  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena ·
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    Cancel. This is one of my most uncomfortable things I have ever witnessed at a wedding. Definitely NOT happening.

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    CANCEL!!!
    Oh my, the last thing I wanted was to have everyone look at my hubby go up my skirt. Luckily, my husband was on board with nixing it.

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Keep, but I don't want my FH doing the whole "going up my dress to remove it" in front of everyone thing. I'll just slip it off and he can fling/throw it.

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  • Katelyn
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Katelyn ·
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    I personally dont like this tradition and even if my groom wanted to I'd like to see him try with how fitted my dress is.
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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·
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    Cancel - not my cup of tea

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    A definite cancel. I don't need our older relatives, heck even parents, to see that.

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  • Michelle
    Featured October 2021 Nova Scotia
    Michelle ·
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    Cancel, I hate this one. Also no way in hell am I wearing a garter to begin with

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  • Veronica
    Featured October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    Cancelling. Kind of shy about this.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Cancelling. Not enough single guys again. I also don't think my FH would want to go up my dress in front of all our family

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    Canceling. I spoke to my FH and told him that I felt uncomfortable with it. And there's not going to be many single people there.

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  • K
    Expert September 2018 British Columbia
    Kim ·
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    Cancel! Again, only a few single guys and that included an uncle who lost his wife earlier in the year. Plus I'm just not a fan of the garter toss anyway.

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  • Kelsie
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    Keeping! My FBIL has won the last like 6 garter tosses at weddings we’ve been to, so who knows haha
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  • Rayanne
    VIP February 2021 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Nope. Don't want to do this one either. I don't think we'll have very many single guests anyway
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Keep - but only if the FH wants to.

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