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Garter game in the wedding

The wedding is usually a formal occasion here that members of the entourage would be wearing gown for the ladies and suit for the men. But in our case, the native formal wear called barong can be worn in lieu of the suit and tie. After the wedding rites, the reception follows with the traditional activities of the first dance for the couple, the slicing of the wedding cake and the drinking of wine. Not to forget, the bride would toss the bouquet for the single ladies to fight for. It is said that whoever catches the bouquet will be the next one to get married.

Some decades ago, some creative people made an innovation to add a game for the guys. So aside from the tossing of the bouquet for the single ladies, there would also be a game to select the lucky single guy to pair with the lady who caught the bouquet. The bride now wears a garter on her leg that is later thrown by the groom for the guys to catch. What do you think of that innovation?

  • Have you seen the garter game?

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    • we have only the bouquet tossing

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Written by Alex Socorro

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  1. We have bouquet tossing in the UK – usually as the bride and groom leave the church (or other wedding venue) to be taken to where the reception will be held. Of course, this is a bit different if the wedding takes place in the same building as the reception!

    As for the garter idea – a bit too saucy for British sensibilities!

  2. Hi Alex,
    What you said about the bouquet tossing they do that in the United States too and in movies I have seen. What if the persons that are paired together do not get along then what? That I have never heard of.

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