Thursday, 19 April 2007

Garter in the US, Suspender for the Brits and Jarretelle en France

Posted by Olivier Lalin -
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Yes, the garter toss is time-honored--it got its start in medieval times. Guests would rip and tear at the bride's clothes to snag a piece of the fabric, which was thought to bring them good luck. Often, the bride would strip off her stockings and garters to throw to the pack so she could escape. (Yikes!) Fortunately, guests have become more civilized through the centuries. Now, the groom strips the garter off the bride to campy stripper music, then tosses it into a pack of salivating unmarried men.
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But the garter tradition has started to lose favor recently. Great shame for photo Opts ( thinking about myself now; the Photographer ) - It is always a very fun Moment to photograph - an I love traditions - Regardless, in case you prefer to ax this ritual from your reception repertoire, but still want to do something, you can opt for one of these less titillating alternatives, using a garter or a bouquet: Toss a dummy garter and leave the real one for your own--private--wedding-night striptease. Make the bouquet toss co-ed. Watch all your single friends battle it out for the big prize.
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Give the bouquet to your favorite person. Honor your parents or his, a special grandmother or a friend who was such a big help during the wedding planning. Hand it over to the longest-married couple. Have your DJ or band play a special "marrieds-only" song. The band leader or DJ will first ask those married eight hours or less to leave the floor (that means you), then five years or less, ten years or less and so on, until there's one couple left standing. They get the prize--your flowers.

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