Sunday, June 1, 2014

Will You Have The Garter Removal and Tossing at Your Wedding Ceremony?

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I have been to only one wedding where the garter was removed by the groom and tossed to the single men in the reception, mostly the groomsmen. The bride was blushing, but the groom was sedate and everyone tried to see it as fun. Not like the groom above. Do you see yourself doing this tradition during your wedding ceremony? If you're already married and did it, how did you feel?

For those who are less familiar with the concept, Wiki explains;

There is a Western wedding tradition for a bride to wear a garter to her wedding, to be removed towards the end of the reception by the groom. This ceremony is often interpreted as symbolic of deflowering, though some sources attribute its origin to a superstition that taking an article of the bride's clothing will bring good luck. In the Middle Ages, the groom's men would rush at the new bride to take her garters as a prize.[2]

Today, the privilege 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.

1 comment:

  1. jehova nissi. wetin d man dey find so deep down there?

    Jokes apart, I think it is an outdated and unnecessary practice; I see no point in it. Absolutely.
    It looks disgusting and why on earth would d groom now throw it to the unmarried men in d crowd? I could swallow d point of just fetching d garter and keeping it to himself! Simples.


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