Keeping my personal feelings aside here, the garter removal and toss is one of the oldest known wedding traditions, dating back several hundred years. In the early 1600’s the bride and groom were actually escorted back to their “wedding bed” by the male guests of the wedding and the groomsmen would actually compete to snatch the garters right off of the poor bride. Of course this was symbolic proof of the bride’s lost virginity and the groom’s “possession” of her.
Fortunately, much of the archaic symbolism of the tradition has disappeared and today it is all about having fun and is yet another way for the bride and groom to leave their unique stamp on their wedding. The garter removal and toss can be as sexy or playful as the bride and groom would like it to be. You make the rules. Here are some song choices to help set the stage:
- “Go Girl” - Pitbull ft. Young Boss and Trina
- “Sweet Dreams” - The Eurythmics
- “I Touch Myself” - The Divinyls
- “Strip” - Chris Brown
- “I Just Wanna Make Love to You” - Etta James
- “Fever” - Peggy Lee
- “Kiss” - Tom Jones
- “Glory Box” - Portishead
- “Get on Up (Sex Machine)” - James Brown
- And a timeless classic “The Stripper” - David Rose and his Orchestra
Remember, this part of the night is supposed to be sexy and fun! It’s only limited by your imagination and modesty!
Listen to the playlist on Spotify here…