Bouquet & Garter Toss

It was considered lucky to get a fragment of the Brides clothing. In those days, the bride was treated poorly. Guests would grab at her wedding dress in order to tear off pieces. Although brides continued to believe that they would not be wearing their wedding dresses again, they objected to its wanton destruction. They looked for an alternative and thus began the custom of throwing personal articles, such as garter, to the guests.

1. Bouquet Toss

All single women are asked to join the bride for the bouquet toss.  The bride tosses the bouquet to the single ladies. One lady will catch the bouquet.  Tradition has it that whoever catches the bouquet - will be the next one to be married.

2. Garter Removal 

The bride sits in a chair in the middle of the dancefloor. the groom removes the garter from the brides legs.

3. Garter Toss

The groom tosses the garter to the single men.

4. Garter Placement

The two "winners" come together in the middle of the dancefloor, where the women is seated & the man with the garter slides it up her leg.

In place of the bouquet & garter:

Annivesary Dance: DJ asks all married couples out to the dancefloor, plays a lovesong, then one by one the couples leave according to how many years they have been married. In the end one couple the longest remains, and they get a spotlight dance or your bridle bouquet.

Song Suggestions...

Bouquet Toss

Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper

I Feel Like A Woman
Shania Twain

It's Raining Men
Weather Girl's

Another One Bites The Dust

Singles Ladies (Put a ring on it)

Garter Removal

The Stripper
David Rose

Bad To The Bone
George Thorogood

U' Can't Touch this
MC Hammer

Theme from Jaws

ZZ Top

I'm Too Sexy
Right Said Fred

Garter Toss

Mission Impossible Theme

Who Let The Dog's Out
Baha Men

Macho Man
Village People

We Are The Champions

Wild Thing
Tone Loc

Sharp Dressed Man
ZZ Top

White Wedding
Billy Idol

Peggy Lee

Garter Placement

Oh Yeah

Hot Legs
Rod Stewart

Luck Me A Lady Tonight
Frank Sinatra

You Can Leave Your Hat On
Joe Cocker

You Shook Me All Night

Hot In Heere

Some Guys Have All The Luck
Robert Palmer

Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye