Garter Toss [gahr-ter taws] verb : A dated custom in which the groom buries his head under the skirt of his bride and vulgarly removes the useless thigh scrunchie with his teeth, all while everyone in the room over the age of 50 buries their foreheads into their palms, trying to avoid this awkward visual memory from being charred into their fragile minds.
Yep, that’s the one. The garter toss has made an appearance at thousands upon thousands of weddings over the last few centuries, ever since it was established practice to snag the newlywed couple’s undergarments while actually witnessing the festivities of their “wedding night”. Classy is as classy does, I suppose. So ever since the time in history boys and girls, somewhere between the sixth and seventh glass of champagne, guests eyes are directed to the dance floor so the groom can get the scandalous act over with and throw the frilly piece of lace into a pit of ferocious savages foaming at the mouth, his single male friends, in hopes of better luck with their love lives.
But despite how endearing this wedding custom has become, more and more couples are becoming confused on whether to spare their grandparents the thought of any obscene innuendos or, please their hoot and hollerin’ amigos with the cheesy routine. Good thing we’re here to bare advice on the good ole’ garter, and to answer the burning question of whether to toss, or not to toss.
A dated custom in which the groom buries his head under the skirt of his bride and vulgarly removes the useless thigh scrunchie with his teeth.