We did ours after dinner and speeches and after a bit of Dancing had already taken place. Our reception started at 6 and we did the bouquet toss and garter toss at 10:00pm.
When should we do the bouquet toss and the garter toss during the reception?
i think you should. its a good tradition.
Reply:Skip it--It's tacky!
Reply:ok you can ethier do it towards the end of the wedding or you can do it when you taking the garter off your leg you do it after that
Reply:Around 10 - 10:30, when some of the dancing has been going on for a while. Or time it just before the late lunch.
Reply:after dinner and speeches - during the actual "reception" portion
Reply:Here's our basic plan:
Small cocktail hour including dancing
enter bridal party, enter bride and groom which flows into our first dance. welcome and thank you speech from bride and groom, announce dinner is ready, dinner served, mother/son dance, father/daughter dance, free for all dancing. Bout an hour two later cake cutting, while cake is being sliced have boquet toss and garter toss. Begin toasts while cake is served. Dance till we drop. Exit.
Reply:It is done about a half hour after the cake is cut, after any special father daughter dances but before open dancing for everyone. It is the last official thing done.
Reply:we did ours after the cake.
Reply:You should do it, its tradition. the best time is when you guys are about to go. it should be the last thing done right after your cake. good luck and best wishes on your wedding.
Reply:I never liked going to weddings because of all the cliche events like the garter and flower toss. It ranks up there with the chicken dance and "celebration" by cool and the gang. It's all about taste. It's your day so do what you love.
For my wedding, I had Sarah Mclaughlin song "Ice Cream" for the cake cutting. If you must do the garter, leave out the other cliche wedding stuff. Make it original, most people hate going to these things unless it's somebody really close. So make sure the music is good, and the glasses are filled and they'll really be happy. Enjoy.