Made in the Shade: Bouquet & Garter Toss

The bouquet and garter toss can cause quite a debate in the wedding-planning community. Should you do it or not? Is it outdated? Does it isolate and embarrass the single folk?

I can understand both sides of the argument, but the thing is, I really wanted to toss that thing! I’ve been on the receiving end more times than I can count, and I wasn’t about to pass up my one chance to be the girl who gets to chuck the bouquet. Not only that, Ball Cap definitely wanted to do the garter toss—he was all about it!

We thought long and hard about our song choices. Ball Cap wanted something he could really get down to. “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters couldn’t have been more perfect.

Video via YouTube


Ball Cap started struttin’ his stuff.


He even attempted the worm!



He loved every second of this!



For my song selection, I knew I wasn’t going with more recent popular choice, “Single Ladies,” but wanted something fun and funky to get the girls out on the floor. The Beastie Boys have yet to let me down!

“Hey Ladies!” via YouTube



I got some serious air with that toss!


Do you think she was happy she caught it?!


Our “winners,” MOH Sister and Ball Cap’s sister’s boyfriend, D

We had no regrets in choosing to do the tosses, and our guests had a great time too! Are you doing a bouquet & garter toss or will you be having something different?

All images by: Stephen Martin Photography


Mrs. Sunhat

Dyer, IN
Wedding Date:
December 2011
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  1. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:20 pm

    I love toss photos! We went ahead and did it for our wedding and it was so much fun.

  2. Member
    Highness 82 posts, Worker bee @ 1:23 pm

    We’re doing the toss just because I want to toss the boquet even though there aren’t that many single ladies in the group.

  3. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:59 pm

    We’re doing it, my friends would kill me if I don’t give the chance to catch a bouquet.

  4. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:49 pm

    Love Mr. Ball Cap’s enthusiasm!

  5. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:47 am

    the beasties is a GREAT song for this!

  6. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:23 pm

    Love your selection of “Hey Ladies” – such a fun song and the BB rock! On the garter/bouquet toss… as long as you do whatever is important to you/will make you comfortable — go for it!

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