FROM A DJ PERSPECTIVE, A NJ WEDDING HAS ONE “FORMALITY” THAT BRIDES & GROOMS NATIONWIDE ARE STARTING TO QUESTION: THE BOUQUET & GARTER TOSS.
IS IT REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?
Luminique Events Group has been receiving many Brides & Grooms who are just cutting this dubois tradition right out of their Reception. Don’t get us wrong, many couples love the game and love putting their guests on the spot even more. But will you be missing out if you choose to cut the Bouquet & Garter out? Let’s weigh some pros & cons.
PROS: The section of the reception where the Toss goes down is one section that may very well receive all of the hardy laughs throughout the night. We have seen some crazy things go down during this tradition.
CONS: First off, who was the one who decided that the Groom undressing the Bride in front of their family & friends is a good way to get the party started? Not just undress your bride, but throw it in the crowd? We can understand why some couples may modestly step back from this tradition.
PROS: Time flies when you are having fun. This section of the Reception takes up a lot of time that could be used for other things – but isn’t this one of those things that we wanted to use our time for? Think about that tongue twister for a sec.
CONS: As I said, the Bouquet & Garter Toss takes up some time. Some couples like to cut this event out entirely so the Cake Cutting and Dessert can run a little longer. Some cut it out so they can get right back to dancing. That is what Luminique Events Group is most concerned about anyway 😉
…IS IT GONNA BE AWKWARD?
Instead of a Pro or a Con, we have a story. The Bride threw the Bouquet and Grandma caught it. Groom took Garter off Bride. Groom threw Garter into crowd. Lil’ Nicky, the Ringbearer, caught the Garter. You know how the rest of the story goes…
The “Toss” is a classic event during a Reception that your Guests will definitely love. However it is definitely not necessary either!