Though we didn’t do many traditional wedding things, the garter toss and bouquet toss were a must. Not because we had too… but because it’s something I’ve always looked forward to at my own wedding.
Plus, with the unique garter I made my new husband…. I had to have him go fish.
So, I stood on a speaker, turned around to look at the DJ, and with a simple nod of the head, he knew it was time to cue the Superman Theme. Yup, that’s seriously what we played.
No, no, no… hands behind your back, Mr. F. Now, Now, no cheating…
“Am I really throwing this one?” He looked at me, and seemed almost heartbroken.
“No, no… I have a toss garter. That one you get to keep to add to your Superman collection.”
And the big smile reappeared quickly on his face.
Next it was the girls’ turn, and my, oh my, were they ever anxious. When the DJ announced that he wanted all the single ladies to come to the dance floor, I felt as though I was at a concert or something… the girls were pushing and shoving. Geez, ladies, it’s only a bouquet!
The DJ asked all the girls to turn around, so they wouldn’t see where I was throwing the bouquet. I, too had my back to them, so there was no way I was cheating on this one. I was really anxious to see who would catch the bouquets (yup, I had 5 mini bouquets). The DJ told me, “I’ll count down to 1… and then you throw.” Those sounded like some easy instructions, but believe it or not, I couldn’t wait, and threw them when he said, “Three.” I guess I’m not good at counting down.
I was really happy two of my good friends caught the bouquets… They seriously paraded around with the mini-bouquets and showed them off to everyone. It’s only a bogus tradition, yet, I can’t help but wonder if the next wedding I will be going to will be one of theirs.
Will you be doing a garter and bouquet toss? Is there a tradition that you absolutely want to participate in at your wedding?
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