Last week, I asked you guys about the bow-quet. You guys for the most part said not only no, but HELL NO. Look, people, I'm with you.
The weirdest thing about all of this wedding crap is how defensive people get when you say you are not doing something that is deemed "tradition."
When we first got engaged and got this whole planning process started, I was talking to a family friend and said "Yeah. And there is NO WAY IN HELL I am doing a garter toss. To be honest, I'm pretty iffy on the bouquet toss as well." You would have thought I had punched a million puppies in their faces she was so upset.
So, the garter toss...
"Today, the tradition of the wedding garter is tame in comparison to France of the 14th century. In North America, the bride wears two garters; one as a keepsake garter and the other for the throw away.
Both garters are worn on the right leg just above the knee.
Before the removal of the garter, the bride first throws her bouquet to the single women.
The groom removes the throw away garter from the brides leg, sometimes he removes it with his teeth, but more appropriately nowadays he uses his hands. He does this while the bride is sat in a chair.
After the garter is removed, he then throws it to the single male guests. The male guest then takes the garter and places it on the leg of the single female guest who has caught the bouquet.
Those that catch either item are said to be the next to marry. In some instances, it is said that they will marry each other.
The keepsake garter is removed later in private during the honeymoon night."
Dear wedalert, thanks for clarifying that the second is removed in private.
Here is the thing: I'm not into PDAs in general, let alone INVITING my brand-new husband to go up my dress in front of all of our friends and family. Nothing about that to me sounds fun. Would you let your husband reach up your dress at the family reunion? (If your answer is yes, please find another blog. Thanksomuch.) I don't see how this shit is any different.
In what world is this appropriate? Please. Someone tell me.
My grandmother will be there. She already doesn't like me, I don't need to fuel the fire.
To add to this, most of the men at the wedding will be married. Same goes for the ladies.
Bottom line: In my world, garter tosses are tacky. The end.