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#11 Sharon99

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    Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:54 AM

    What a great idea! I am sure your guests will love that!
     

    Originally Posted by ssapper 

    Were going to do both but rather than inviting just singles well invite everyone to try and catch the bouquet/garter. We've also decided to attach gift cards (maybe to the spa for the girls and a round of golf for the boys) to entice people to try and catch them!! This way we get the traditional and fun moment but its not awkward for guests!



     



    #12 MoBayBride2B

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      Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

      ssapper- love it!!! Tradition and fun were the exact reasons why my FI wanted to keep them in but I thought it would be so silly to have just a few people participating so this is perfect.  And you're right it eliminates a potentially awkward moment.


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      #13 MoBayBride2B

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:26 AM

        Baltimore Ravens? Is he from MD?
         

        Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

        i'm not sure if i'll do either one but...i'll have a garter...mine will likely be a sports themed garter since my fiance is a maniacal Baltimore Ravens fan..i kinda like the idea of giving the bouquet to the 'wife' of the oldest couple in attendance..or maybe a grandmother of the couple, etc...since it is destination..i think 'anything goes'...    R~



         


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        #14 JayKay

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:45 PM

        We have decided not to do either as we only have a few singles and just dont really see the point.  Plus its something we probably wouldn't have done either if we got married here.



        #15 Kat1919

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          Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:50 PM

          I love all the alternative ideas!

           

          Being one of the last single girls in my group, I know how it feels to be one of the only girls left trying to catch the flowers! When there isnt a big group it is just akward and embarrassing. I will def. look at all my RSVPs then decide if we will be doing tosses.

           



          #16 futuremrstgun

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            Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

            MoBayBride...born and bred in Bmore..i'm from Cleveland so i can't STAND the Ravens... lol!!!  on the real, i could care less but i know he'll be tickled to see me wearing a Raven's garter..can't wait!!!    R~



            #17 LandG

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              Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:00 AM

              Yeah, that has always made me kind of uncomfortable. I think I will skip it.



              #18 Mandy1021

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                Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:42 PM



                I love this idea! Definately going to mention it to the Fiance :).

                Originally Posted by ssapper 

                Were going to do both but rather than inviting just singles well invite everyone to try and catch the bouquet/garter. We've also decided to attach gift cards (maybe to the spa for the girls and a round of golf for the boys) to entice people to try and catch them!! This way we get the traditional and fun moment but its not awkward for guests!



                 



                #19 Evgal

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                  Posted 02 July 2011 - 05:30 PM

                  I have not seen a garter toss in the last 5 years. If you want to do it then you should but I don't think its a tradition that must be kept.



                  #20 luvmoo

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                    Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:16 PM

                    I have yet to have the discussion on garter toss and bouquet toss with the FI. I am not too sure if we will be doing that stuff yet...  we only have 3 single people ( all guys) in the group of guests.. so i am not too sure... i like the idea of the oldest wife getting the bouquet.. that is sweet.. 






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