We’re all pretty familiar with the good ol’ bouquet and garter toss. But just in case you aren’t, we’ll run through the basics real quick. So the bride first tosses her bouquet of flowers to all the single ladies in the room. Then it’s time for the guys to have a turn at catching something. The groom first takes the garter off his bride and then tosses it back into the group of single men. Whichever man catches the garter then places it on the leg of the single lady who caught the bouquet earlier.

So what’s the point to all this? Well the idea is that whichever lucky single man and woman that caught the two items will be the next two to get married. Some believe it means they will marry each other, and others just believe it means they will be the next down the aisle with whatever lucky partner they have or find thereafter. This fun and popular tradition can actually be traced back to as early as the 14th century! Who knew it had such deep historical roots?! Of course there have been some changes to the tradition as with most things, but the ideas remain the same. It’s believed that having a piece of the bride’s clothing brings luck 🙂 We won’t argue with that!

 


Step 1: Bouquet Toss                                             Step 2: Take off the garter                                  Step 3: Garter TossBouquet toss Taking off the gartergarter toss 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: The single guy who caught the garter then places it on the lucky lady who caught the bouquet!

Oh…and one last quick tip…brides actually wear TWO garters – one that is a personal keepsake, and then one that is used for the toss; hence, the two garters in the big picture above 😉