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A Do or a Don't: Garter Belts

A Do or a Don't: Garter Belts

The garter-belt toss is a particular wedding tradition that though still in use, hasn’t stood the test of time quite like the bouquet toss and the white dress. I’ve never seen a garter-belt toss that didn’t somehow feel awkward or forced, but I imagine if it's done tastefully, it can be cute. I'm a traditional girl, but still, there’s something weird about watching the bride lift her skirt in front of her closest family and friends! But what do you think? Are garter belts classic or just plain crass?

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Fixe Fixe 9 years
i like that tradition, it breaks up the wedding reception, gets the crowd going!! it's a classic tradition. nothing wrong with it :)
suziryder suziryder 9 years
I have no desire to do the garter toss but the bouquet toss I always thought was cute... although I'd get a second, much smaller bouquet for tossing. But now after reading everyone's comments I'm feeling maybe it's kind of lame! Conflicted!!
luxington luxington 9 years
I'm totally with you, Snowbunny. Traditions are for breaking.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I've gotta say I agree with BellaSugar and UFshutterbabe, garter belts as real lingerie, super sexy...garters like this, not so much. I think I'm just a snob, but there are so many wedding traditions that are so inexplicable to me. I've got to go with the elegant cocktail party reception. I probably won't even wear the traditional wedding dress, etc, so...but yeah, no garter, no bouquet, etc.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I sort of think it's weird because I even blush when I think about my parents seeing my boyfriend and me holding hands at the wedding. HAHA. Sooo, I don't know if I would be particularly crushed if everyone agreed I should forgo the tradition.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
It wasn't my idea of a good time but my relatives really wanted it so we did it of course. It's fun but could definitely come off as tacky.
Sugarblonde Sugarblonde 9 years
I'm not a fan of it & probably won't do it when I marry.
graylen graylen 9 years
Small rant... I hate when, if the couple chooses to do a bouquet toss, everyone backs away and tries not to catch it. It's not like it's a death sentence. It's a lighthearted game. You don't HAVE to get married next, so stop making such a big deal out of and catch the damn thing. I just think that reaction brings a negative energy to something that should be fun for the bride and groom.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
my cousin did it and i had NOO idea wat the hell was happening (i don't think she threw it though)! but i like tradition so i'm gonna do it!!
sass317 sass317 9 years
My mom made 2 garters for me, one to keep and one to toss, I made sure it was down close to my knee when we did the toss and my husband didnt stick his head up my dress to get it, we saw that at another wedding and we both agreed it was tacky looking. I also had a break apart bouquet to toss so that it wasnt one girl having everyone be all "ooooo, youre next!" everyone thought it was great.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I'm not a fan of Garter Belts..
miriah15 miriah15 9 years
I've always thought it was just awkward!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like it!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Ewww! Tacky as hell. Then again, im not into the big weddings because i think those are tacky.
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I saw it done at my uncle's wedding, it was cute. I didn't do it at mine though, i'm way too shy!
Jesi_Oh Jesi_Oh 9 years
must learn to spellcheck before hitting 'post' - sorry guys
Jesi_Oh Jesi_Oh 9 years
Ha I'm with urban chick - the flowers I mine and I picked them because I LOVE them - I'm definitely not thriowing them over my shoulder! and I'm not up for flashing my lingerie either (until the wedding night anyway)
emalove emalove 9 years
I think it's a really fun wedding tradition...I've only been to two weddings where they didn't do it and all the guests kept asking when/if they were going to.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
Sure, I'll have a garter belt on... but he can take off when we're alone ;P I don't want to give my bouquet away... it's mine dammit! :)
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
"Actual old-fashioned sexy garter belt holding up your seam-up-the-back stockings on your wedding night = hotness" I totally agree :) My guy loves that!! And I will definitely do it on the wedding night ;)
ufshutterbabe ufshutterbabe 9 years
Actual old-fashioned sexy garter belt holding up your seam-up-the-back stockings on your wedding night = hotness Garter toss at the reception = tacky not to nitpick, but a garter belt is entirely different than a garter! And now that I've typed it so many times, the word doesn't even make sense anymore
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
I may do this, but I may turn away so no one sees my fiance go up my dress! Hah. Or maybe take it off ahead of time and have it ready, lol. I like that much better.
elle619 elle619 9 years
I have mixed feelings I'm a traditional kinda gal and would feel like I should but it is kinda tacky.
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
Not my style, either. I never go for anything borderline tacky or inappropriate. My wedding reception is going to be sooooooooo boring!
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