Posted in: Tips & Advice

January 10, 2011

Toss the Garter & Bouquet – Yea or Nay?

Hello to you all…  As you prepare and plan for your wedding, there are so many traditional acts that take place during a wedding ceremony and reception.  Two such acts that we, wedding planners, get questioned on all the time is the Garter & Bouquet Toss.  Many Brides want to know if it is necessary.  The answer is “no”.  It is certainly a tradition that most guests expect to occur during the reception, but the world won’t end if you don’t include it in your reception planning.

 Garter toss

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If you would like to incorporate a splash of something in between dance sets, here is my absolute favorite thing to do:

“Longest Time Married Dance or Anniversary Dance” – Call all the married couples on the floor.  As the song plays, ask the couple(s) who have been married 5 years or less to take a seat.  Keep going in 10 year increments, until you have the last couple standing.  They will have been married the longest.  Ask them to offer a few words of wisdom to you and your fiance.  A nice touch would be to give them the “toss bouquet” that was going to be ripped apart by all the single ladies. {smile}

If you need advice on etiquette or new ideas, give us a call. We would love to assist you.

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