If you’re planning on including the garter toss at your wedding, consider livening things up by having the DJ spin a sexy tune. For most couples, the garter toss is a lighthearted tradition meant to mirror the bouquet toss. Once a wedding staple, the garter toss was part of a ritual in which the groom would remove the item to signal the bride's chastity. Today, it simply signifies the tossing away one's unmarried life to the rest of the single friends. The eligible guest who catches the garter is said to have good luck and will be the next to wed.
Whatever song you pick, remember to have fun with the garter toss. You can go for a sensual song (Marvin Gaye, anyone?) where your guests can have fun cheering you on or you can go the funny route with the theme song of a spy movie. Consider wooing with a classic like "Oh, Pretty Woman," or "Bootylicious," a modern-day equivalent, or boosting your own garter-grabbing prowess with "Eye of the Tiger." Whichever way you go, the garter toss is a cute (albeit, sensual) diversion in a reception that's sure to get all the single fellas out on the dance floor—and what could be better than that?
Here are our top 67 garter-toss songs.
“Let’s Get It On,” by Marvin Gaye
Lyrics of Love:"Ooh don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be, ooh/I'm asking you baby to get it on with me, ooh ooh"
“Suit & Tie,” by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
Lyrics of Love: "And as long as I've got my suit and tie, I'ma leave it all on the floor tonight/And you got fixed up to the nines, let me show you a few things"
"You Sexy Thing,” by Hot Chocolate
Lyrics of Love: "Oh! Kiss me, you sexy thing/Touch me baby, you sexy thing/I love the way you touch me, darling, you sexy thing"
"Pour Some Sugar on Me," by Def Leppard
Lyrics of Love: "Pour your sugar on me/I can't get enough/I'm hot, sticky sweet/From my head to my feet, yeah"
“SexyBack,” by Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland
Lyrics of Love: "I'm bringin' sexy back (yeah)/Them other boys don't know how to act (yeah)/I think it's special, what's behind your back (yeah)"
“Hot in Herre,” by Nelly
Lyrics of Love: "It's gettin' hot in herre (so hot), so take off all your clothes/I am, gettin' so hot, I wanna take my clothes off"
“Pony,” by Ginuwine
Lyrics of Love: "If you're horny, let's do it, ride it, my pony/My saddle's waitin', come and jump on it"
“Another One Bites the Dust,” by Queen
Lyrics of Love: "Another one bites the dust/Hey, I'm gonna get you, too/Another one bites the dust"
“Wild Thing,” by Tone Loc
Lyrics of Love: "Took her to the hotel she said 'You're the king'/I said 'Be my queen if you know what I mean and let us do the wild thing'"
"Legs," by ZZ Top
Lyrics of Love: "She's got legs, she knows how to use them/She never begs, she knows how to choose them"
“Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor
Lyrics of Love: "It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight/Risin' up to the challenge of our rival"
“I’m Too Sexy,” by Right Said Fred
Lyrics of Love: "I'm too sexy for my love/Too sexy for my love/Love's going to leave me"
“Who Let the Dogs Out,” by Baha Men
Lyrics of Love: "If I was a dog/The party is on/I got to get my groove on/'Cause my mind done gone"
"A Little Less Conversation,” by Elvis Presley
Lyrics of Love: "A little less fight, a little more spark/Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me, satisfy me"
“You Shook Me All Night Long,” by AC/DC
Lyrics of Love: "Shook me all night long/Yeah you shook me all night long/Working double time/On the seduction line"
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)," by Bill Conti
Lyrics of Love: "Getting strong now/Won't be long now/Getting strong now/Gonna fly now/Flying high now/Gonna fly, fly, fly"
"James Bond Theme," by John Barry and the London Symphony Orchestra
Why We Love It:This instantly recognizable instrumental theme is perfect to build suspense before the big moment.
"Cherry Pie," by Warrant
Lyrics of Love: "She's my cherry pie/Cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise/Tastes so good, makes a grown man cry"
"Danger Zone," by Kenny Loggins
Lyrics of Love: "Highway to the danger zone/Gonna take you/Right into the danger zone"
"Thong Song," by Sisqo
Lyrics of Love: "She had dumps like a truck, truck, truck/Thighs like what, what, what/All night long/Let me see that thong"
"Dirrty," by Christina Aguilera featuring Redman
Lyrics of Love: "Dancing gettin' just a little naughty/Want to get dirty, it's about time for my arrival"
"Drunk in Love," by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
Lyrics of Love: "Drunk in love we be all night/Last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grinding up in that club"
"Let's Get Married (Remix)," by Jagged Edge featuring Reverend Run
Lyrics of Love: "Meet me in the altar in your white dress/We ain't getting no younger, we might as well do it"
"Started From the Bottom," by Drake
Lyrics of Love: "Started from the bottom, now we're here/Started from the bottom, now the whole team here"
"Bootylicious," by Destiny's Child
Lyrics of Love: "I don't think you're ready for this/'Cause my body too bootylicious for ya, babe"
"Turn Down for What," by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Lyrics of Love: "Fire up that loud/Another round of shots/Turn down for what?"
"All the Way Up," by Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infrared
Lyrics of Love: "I'm all the way up/I'm all the way up/Nothing can stop me, I'm all the way up"
“Baby Got Back,” by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Lyrics of Love: "Deep in the jeans she's wearing/I'm hooked and I can't stop staring/Oh baby, I want to get wit'cha"
"Pop That," by French Montana
Lyrics of Love: "Don't stop, pop that, don't stop/Pop that pop that pop that (What ya twerkin' wit'?)"
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” by Pat Benatar
Lyrics of Love: "Hit me with your best shot/Why don't you hit me with your best shot"
”Beg For It,” by Iggy Azalea featuring MØ
Lyrics of Love: "I'ma make you beg, I'ma make you beg for it/I'ma make you beg, I'ma make you beg"
“The Way You Move,” by OutKast featuring Sleepy Brown
Lyrics of Love: "Hey baby, girl don't you stop it/Come on lady, dance all around me/You look so fine, look so fine"
"Yeah!," by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
Lyrics of Love: "Yeah!/Shorty got down low said, come and get me/ (Yeah!) Yeah!"
“Brick House,” by the Commodores
Lyrics of Love: "'Cause she's a brick house/Yeah, she's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out/She's a brick house"
"Party Up (Up in Here)," by DMX
Lyrics of Love: "Y'all gon' make me go all out/Up in here, up in here/Y'all gon' make me act a fool/Up in here, up in here"
“I Know What Boys Like,” by The Waitresses
Lyrics of Love: "I know what guys want/I see them looking/I make them want me"
“Bad to the Bone,” by George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Lyrics of Love: "I wanna be yours, pretty baby/Yours and yours alone/I'm here to tell ya honey/That I'm bad to the bone"
“I Touch Myself,” by the Divinyls
Lyrics of Love: "I don't want anybody else/When I think about you, I touch myself/Ooh, I don't want anybody else"
"Sharp Dressed Man," by ZZ Top
Lyrics of Love: "They come runnin' just as fast as they can/'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man"
"Rock Your Body," by Justin Timberlake
Lyrics of Love: "Don't be so quick to walk away (Dance with me)/I wanna rock your body, please stay (Dance with me)"
"Whatever You Like," by T.I.
Lyrics of Love: "And we can pop bottles all night/And, baby, you could have whatever you like (if you like)"
"Beautiful," by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson
Lyrics of Love: "Beautiful, I just want you to know (Oh!)/You're my favorite girl (Oh yeah, there's something about you)"
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," by Michael Jackson
Lyrics of Love: "I want to love you (P-Y-T)/Pretty young thing/You need some lovin' (T-L-C)/Tender lovin' care"
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"She’s a Lady," by Tom Jones
Lyrics of Love: "She's got style, she's got grace, she's a winner/She's a lady"
"Get Lucky," by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
Lyrics of Love: "We're up all night to the sun, we're up all night to get some/ We're up all night for good fun, we're up all night to get lucky"
"Oh, Pretty Woman," by Roy Orbison
Lyrics of Love: "Pretty woman walking down the street/Pretty woman, the kind I'd like to meet"
"It's Raining Men," by The Weather Girls
Lyrics of Love: "It's raining men! Amen!/I'm gonna go out to run and let myself get, absolutely soaking wet"
"Yummy," by Justin Bieber
Lyrics of Love: "Yeah, you got that yummy-yum/That yummy-yum, that yummy-yummy"
"Savage," by Megan Thee Stallion
Lyrics of Love: "I'm a savage, yeah/Classy, bougie, ratchet, yeah/Sassy, moody, nasty, yeah"
"Please Me," Cardi B and Bruno Mars
Lyrics of Love: "Please me, baby/Turn around and just tease me baby/You know what I want and what I need, baby"
"Girls Like You," by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
Lyrics of Love: "'Cause girls like you, run 'round with guys like me/'Til sundown when I come through, I need a girl like you"
"Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran
Lyrics of Love: "I'm in love with the shape of you/We push and pull like a magnet do/Although my heart is falling too, I'm in love with your body"
"Whatta Man," by Salt-N-Pepa
Lyrics of Love: "Yes, my man says he loves me, never says he loves me not/Tryin' to rush me good and touch me in the right spot"
"Mission: Impossible Theme," by The Spelding's Jazz Orchestra
Why We Love It: The recognizable harmony amps up the suspense.
"Juice," by Lizzo
Lyrics of Love: "It ain't my fault that I'm out here makin' news/I'm the pudding in the proof/Gotta blame it on my juice"
"One Way or Another," by Blondie
Lyrics of Love: "One way or another/I'm going to find ya/I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya"
"Señorita," by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
Lyrics of Love: "I love it when you call me señorita/I wish I could pretend I didn't need ya/But every touch is ooh-la-la-la/It's true, la-la-la"
"The Pink Panther Theme," by Henry Mancini
Why We Love It: The jazzy saxophone beats of this melody feel both mischievous and playful, perfect for garter slinking.
"Livin' la Vida Loca," by Ricky Martin
Lyrics of Love: "She's into superstitions/Black cats and voodoo dolls/I feel a premonition/That girl's gonna make me fall"
"Hot Stuff," by Donna Summer
Lyrics of Love: "Lookin' for some hot stuff, baby, this evenin'/I need some hot stuff, baby, tonight/I want some hot stuff, baby, this evenin'/Gotta have some lovin'"
"Earned It," by The Weeknd
Lyrics of Love: "'Cause girl, you're perfect/You're always worth it/And you deserve it/The way you work it/'Cause girl, you earned it"
"Wild Thoughts," by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
Lyrics of Love: "When I'm with you, all I get is wild thoughts/Wild, wild, wild/Wild, wild, wild thoughts"
"Smooth Operator," by Sade
Lyrics of Love: "No need to ask/He's a smooth operator/Smooth operator, smooth operator, smooth operator"
"Dangerous Woman," by Ariana Grande
Lyrics of Love: "All that you got/Skin to skin, oh my God/Don't you stop, boy/Somethin' 'bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman"
"Smooth," by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Lyrics of Love: "And if you say this life ain't good enough/I would give my world to lift you up/I could change my life to better suit your mood/Because you're so smooth"
"Lady Marmalade," by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and P!nk
Lyrics of Love: "Touch of her skin, feeling silky smooth, oh/Color of café au lait, alright/Made the savage beast inside roar until he cried/More (More), more (More), more"
Some newlyweds choose to play one song in its entirety for the garter toss. Others separate the event into two portions with one song for the act of locating and removing the garter and another tune to accompany the actual toss.
The garter toss takes anywhere between five to 10 minutes, depending on how long guests will need to gather. If it's following a bouquet toss or other event where everyone is already in place the timing should be shorter.
The garter toss is a wedding reception event that typically takes place towards the end of the evening or at least in the second half of the night. It traditionally follows the bouquet toss.(Video) Bouquet and Garter Toss - Wedding Dress
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Unique to the garter toss experience, this is one of the only chance's for the groom himself to truly entertain the guests; it's his chance to shine. Most weddings do this part of the reception party with no music. But there is a growing trend to dress up all parts of the reception, including this portion.
In a nutshell, the garter toss is a wedding tradition where the bride's garter is removed and thrown out to a crowd of single men. It's the groom's equivalent of the bouquet toss and is meant to symbolize good luck to the eligible bachelors in attendance.
- Christina Perri – A Thousand Years.
- The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris.
- Etta James – At Last.
- Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud.
- John Legend – All Of Me.
- Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars.
- James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Adele – Make You Feel My Love.
- “Bad Boys (Cops Theme Song)” by Inner Circle (One of the most popular garter toss songs)
- “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men.
- “It's Raining Men” by The Weather Girls (hilarious choice for a garter toss song)
- “Macho Man” by The Village People.
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- " Cha-Cha Slide," DJ Casper.
- " Macarena," Los Del Rio.
- " Cupid Shuffle," Cupid.
- " YMCA," Village People.
- " Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)," Marcia Griffiths.
- " Hokey Pokey"
- "Wobble," V.I.C.
- Happy – Pharrell Williams.
- Can't Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake.
- I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas.
- Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader.
- Crazy In Love – Beyonce.
- Shape of You – Ed Sheeran.
- Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand.
- Marry You – Bruno Mars.
During the reception, the groom will remove the garter from underneath the bride's gown (with his hands or teeth) and toss it into the crowd. The garter toss is very similar to the bouquet toss. The bachelor that catches the garter is believed to be married next.
Many brides who wear two garters don't want to loose their main garter and would rather not think about having to get it back after the toss, so they opt to wear a second garter. (As someone once told me at a wedding show: "One to show, one to go!")
Wedding season is almost here, and if you'll be a guest at multiple summer weddings, you might see one or two instances of the wedding garter toss. In this long-standing tradition, the groom reaches under the bride's dress to remove the garter and throws it to the male wedding guests.
At a wedding, the bride can wear two garters—one as a keepsake and the other for the garter toss. Both garters are worn above the knee of the right leg.
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- At Last - Etta James. ...
- Songbird - Fleetwood Mac. ...
- Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles. ...
- A Thousand Years - Christina Perri. ...
- Somwhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole.
The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
There are two choices from Elvis Presley on this 1970 wedding song list, and this one is the most popular.
There is no traditional leg that a garter should be worn on. Garters were designed to keep stockings up on both legs, and so it can be worn on any leg that feels natural to you. We recommend you wear your garter just above your knee on either leg.
1. Officiant. Your officiant is generally the first person to walk toward the altar, signifying the ceremony is about to commence.
The Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids walk down the aisle one by one before the maid or matron of honor. Some couples may choose to have the groomsmen and bridesmaids walk in together in pairs.
For the wedding ceremony, you'll need prelude music three to five songs, a processional songs for when the bridal party walks, one songs for when the bride walks down the aisle, one to two songs for during the unity candle or signing of the register, and one songs as a recessional song for when you walk back down the ...
The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can walk down the aisle to a song that's just for them. The groom, followed by his groomsmen, can come in from stage left (the guests right) and get into place to a song just for the guys.
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- Get the Kids Involved.
"These days, removing the garter is basically the male equivalent to the bride's bouquet toss. The bride sits on a chair so her new husband can take her garter belt off her leg and toss it to a crowd of bachelors. Supposedly, whoever is lucky enough to catch it will be next to get married. "
Traditionally, the groom tosses the bridal garter and whomever catches it is also said to be next to marry. The bride tosses the bouquet and whomever catches it is said to be next to marry. It is also believed that the recipient of the garter and the person who catches the bouquet will be blessed with good luck.
The function of a garter is to hold up stockings on the bride's legs. Therefore, there is no correct leg to wear it on. You may choose to wear your garter on either your left or your right leg based on your personal preference. Many brides choose to wear two garters: one to toss, and one to keep.
Many bridesmaids and bridal parties also come together as a group to purchase an especially nice one (sometimes accompanied by other lingerie pieces). This can be tons of fun, as well as add sentimentality to the accessory. On the other hand, your spouse-to-be can purchase the wedding garter.
Blue is the color of love, purity, faithfulness, and modesty. To keep with tradition, the bride can wear a blue piece of jewelry.
The belief that July is an unlucky month for weddings is a superstition that has endured for generations. It's origins can be traced to several old, anonymous rhymes that warn couples married in July of everything from bitter-sweet memories to laboring for daily bread!
Today, the removal of the garter is reserved for the groom. There is typically a time set aside during the reception for the groom to do so in front of all of the witnesses, followed by the groom tossing the garter to all the unmarried bachelors in the crowd.
Most brides who are going to do the garter toss wear the two garters – the main and the throwing garter – at the same time on their wedding day. In this case, the tossing garter should go below, closer to the knee or foot, the main garter so that it is easier to reach.
When they see their bride, all dolled up in a beautiful gown, the moment becomes more real to him. The tears might even show up when exchanging vows because he can't believe he's finally marrying the love of his life. This special time can make even the manliest man tear up.
Mother of the bride and groom don't attend the wedding: In a traditional Bengali wedding, the mother of the bride and groom don't attend their son's or daughter's wedding as they believe that the mother would have a harmful or evil effect on the married life of the child.
Many brides want to keep their wedding garter after their wedding. It is a small little wedding keepsake. The nice thing to do if you catch the garter is ask the bride if she wants it back. If the bride is busy, give the garter to one of her bridesmaids or the maid of honor to pass it on.
The origin of the garter toss at weddings derives from a 14th-century tradition in France. Back then, the bride and groom had to show proof of consummating the marriage after the wedding night. The friends and family of the couple would stay in the room and obtain the wedding garter as 'proof' of the consummation.
Wedding music commences, either a separate song for the Bridesmaids to enter and a different song for the Bride. Alternatively, the entire wedding party can use just one song. Groom, Best Man and Groomsmen are standing up front facing towards the seated guests.
Bridal Chorus, Wagner
Often known as Here Comes The Bride, this piece of classical music is the traditional choice for the procession of the bride, and is often played on an organ.
You can go the classic route with Natalie King Cole's "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" or choose a hype song like "All I Do Is Win." This is where you make your first debut as a married couple, so it's important to pick a song you both really love.
I'm Gonna Love You – Dave & Sugar
Rich harmonies dominate the music of Dave & Sugar, a pop/country trio that scored with this 1976 release. This is exactly the kind of song that can be used as a highlight of the formal wedding ceremony, and it should be played before the formal vows begin.
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Keep your first dance short and sweet. Your first dance should be between 2.5 to 3 minutes long. Unless you are a professional dancer, dancing in front of people for more than 3 minutes could feel like forever! Plus, you don't want to bore your guests with the limited dance moves you have.