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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 2nd 2015
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    I know garters are the done thing on your wedding day, but just wondering if there's a reason behind it? :)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 2nd 2015
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    Today, the practice of removing the bride's garter is traditionally reserved to the groom, who will then toss the garter to the unmarried male guests. This is performed after the tossing of the bouquet, in which the bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to be caught by the unwed female guests. According to superstition, the lady who catches the bouquet and the man who catches the garter will be the next man and woman among those in attendance to be married (though perhaps not to each other). The ceremony often continues with the man who catches the garter obliged to place it on the leg of the lady who caught the bouquet. Traditionally, the pair are obliged to share the next dance.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2015
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2015
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    The garter stayed on my leg though lol.

    I borrowed my sisters garter she used for her wedding so no way that was getting tossed. I didn't throw my bouquet either.

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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 4th 2015
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    That's quite interesting! :) I can't see me being comfortable with that lol so I may not bother with one :D
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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 4th 2015
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    I will not be throwing my bouquet or garter! But nice to know the tradition. X
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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 4th 2015
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    I don't want to throw my bouquet either :) I plan to use it as my table decoration ;)
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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 4th 2015
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    That's amazing! I did not know that.

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2015
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    Because I am planning to keep the bouquet to have for our table decoration and the garter for a keep sake and for the memories so after the bouquet and the garter has been throwed then I will get them back from whoever caught them
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    • princesspixie
      CommentAuthorprincesspixie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2015
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    i don't think I've ever been to a wedding where the garter or bouquet has been tossed i definitely won't be flashing my legs to remove a garter (i personally find it distasteful and unnecessary) xx

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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2015
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    Actually, I'm being thinking I won't have my H2B throw my garter but I will let him take it out my leg like the traditional way. I will throw my bouquet to all the unmarried guests but afterwards keep the flowers so I can use them as a table decoration after the wedding, being I'm getting artificial flowers
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2015
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    Im not doing bouquet or garter toss either! Ive also never been to a wedding where it has been done either xx

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2015
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    I'm definitely not doing a garter toss, I'm not even 100% sure I will wear one. I have bought one and want to wear it but I have a feeling I might find it quite annoying, and it might be a bit too big to sit under my dress properly as my dress is tight around my thighs. We shall see..

    Doubt I will do a bouquet toss either. 1 because I don't want it to get ruined, and 2 because most people at the wedding will be coupled up anyway, so pointless!! xx

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