May 28, 2023
Hey there, ya’ll! Let’s talk about the garter and bouquet toss, two traditions that have been a part of weddings for like, forever. But guess what, we can totally take a spin on those and bring them into a he 21st century.
These traditions have changed over time, but they have some pretty hilarious origins.
So, back in medieval times, people believed that owning a piece of the bride’s clothing would bring good luck. That’s why the groom would take off the bride’s garter and toss it to the male guests. The lucky dude who caught the garter would be the next to get married! Can you imagine if that was still a thing? “Oh, sorry ladies, the next one to be a bride is Steve from accounting.”
Now let’s talk about the bouquet toss. Back in ancient times, people believed that flowers had special powers to ward off… So, the bride would toss her bouquet to the unmarried ladies and the lucky gal who caught it would be the next to get married. I mean, who needs dating apps when you’ve got a bouquet?
But these days, the garter and bouquet toss have taken on new meanings. They’re not about predicting the next wedding anymore, they’re just a fun way to involve guests in the celebration.
Some brides even toss their bouquet to everyone, not just the unmarried gals. And some grooms have their buddies compete for the garter toss. It’s like a mini Olympics, but with undergarments.
New traditions have even developed from these tosses. Some couples have a “money dance” where guests pay to dance with the bride or groom. I mean, it’s like the bride and groom are the stars of a strip club! But instead of dollar bills, it’s all going towards the honeymoon or other expenses.
I have seen a bride using a t-shirt bazooka to shoot towards the guests instead of using the traditional bouquet toss.
Grooms have put the garter around a football and tossed it towards the crowd! Heck yea!
My favorite has to be when whoever catches the traditional garter in the traditional way wears it in his head.
So, there you have it folks. The garter and bouquet toss have come a long way from their ancient origins. They’re now just a fun way to involve your guests in the celebration. And who knows, maybe Steve from accounting will catch the garter and be the next lucky guy to tie the knot.