50 Epic Garter Toss Songs to Bring Down the House at Your Wedding

  • Publication date: 03/13/2024
  • Updated: 03/13/2024

The garter toss is one of the most iconic and entertaining wedding traditions. After the bride tosses her bouquet, all eyes turn to the groom as he prepares to remove the bride's garter and toss it to the eager single men. This lighthearted ritual has become a mainstay at modern weddings as a way to transfer the bride's luck and status as an eligible female to the next woman to marry.

The origins of the garter toss tradition can be traced back to 14th-century Europe. According to legend, wedding guests would follow the bride and groom to the chamber to verify that the marriage was consummated. The groom then tossed the bride's garter to the crowd as proof of completion. Though brides no longer need to "prove" anything, the tradition lives on as a playful wedding ritual.

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These days, the garter removal and toss offers a titillating twist to get the party started. The groom may slide off the garter using only his hands or teeth, much to the amusement of guests. He then closes his eyes, spins around, and throws the garter over his shoulder to a crowd of eager single guys. Whoever catches the garter is said to be the next to marry.

Some fun facts about the garter toss tradition:

  1. In Medieval England, the garter was considered good luck and a symbol of love and fidelity. Wedding guests would scramble to grab a piece of the bride's dress or garter for good fortune.
  2. Legend has it that the garter toss stems from when guests would try to grab the bride's garter off of her leg themselves. The groom began removing and tossing it himself to protect the bride's honor.
  3. Most modern brides choose a decorative garter just for the toss rather than wear a real garter all night. The decorative ones are often more embellished and sexy.
  4. A relatively new tradition involves the groom placing the garter on the leg of the woman who caught the bouquet, similar to how he did for the bride earlier.

Selecting the perfect song to accompany the garter toss is key to setting the right tone. The music should match the couple's style and personality. Songs for the garter toss range from silly and humorous to romantic and sexy. With the right soundtrack, this tradition is sure to get guests excited about the action!

Top Garter Toss Songs of All Time

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Certain songs have become tried and true hits that always get the party going. These upbeat classics never fail to pump up the crowd. Selecting one of the top songs of all time for this wedding ritual is sure to excite guests and have everyone eager to catch the garter. The best songs for the garter toss often end up being the most popular dance tunes.

  1. "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
  2. "Crazy In Love" by Beyonce
  3. "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
  4. "Yeah!" by Usher
  5. "Glad You Came" by The Wanted
  6. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney
  7. "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
  8. "Hot in Herre" by Nelly
  9. "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars
  10. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke

Picking a top garter toss song will ensure high energy and fun for this unforgettable wedding moment. Go with one of these chart-topping hits to bring down the house.

Funny Garter Toss Songs

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The garter toss offers a perfect moment to inject some humor and laughs into the wedding reception. Having a funny song play while the groom removes the garter helps keep things lighthearted and gets the guests excited for the upcoming toss. Selecting a comical tune that matches the couple's sense of humor is key. Garter toss songs with humorous lyrics or silly beats will have everyone chuckling in anticipation.

Laughter fills the room when a comedic tune plays for the garter toss. Humor helps everyone relax and gets guests excited to see who catches the garter. Here are some funny options that will bring smiles during this wedding ritual.

  1. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
  2. "Milkshake" by Kelis
  3. "My Humps" by Black Eyed Peas
  4. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot
  5. "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen
  6. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot
  7. "Thong Song" by Sisqo
  8. "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child
  9. "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj
  10. "Whistle" by Flo Rida

These songs will have everyone laughing, creating a relaxed and joyful mood. The right comedic tune sets the tone for this humorous tradition.

Country Garter Toss Songs

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For weddings with a country theme, upbeat country tunes make perfect garter toss songs. The lively sound of fiddles and banjos will have guests laughing, cheering, and enjoying this lighthearted ritual. Finding the right country song with fun lyrics can really make the garter toss feel more personalized. Good songs for the garter toss in this genre are upbeat and put everyone in a festive, silly mood. Here are some of our top country picks.

  1. "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" by Big & Rich
  2. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins
  3. "Swing" by Trace Adkins
  4. "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" by Luke Bryan
  5. "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn
  6. "She's Country" by Jason Aldean
  7. "Country Girl Shake It for Me" by Luke Bryan
  8. "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean
  9. "Ladies Love Country Boys" by Trace Adkins
  10. "Shake That Thing" by The Georgia Satellites

These songs will liven up the garter toss at a country-themed wedding.

Sexy Garter Toss Songs for Weddings

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For a steamier garter toss, sexy R&B or pop songs really set the mood. Slow jams and romantic ballads transform this tradition into a more risque affair. Choosing a sultry song helps build anticipation and sexual tension for the groom's garter removal.

  1. "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
  2. "Pony" by Ginuwine
  3. "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men
  4. "Red Light Special" by TLC
  5. "Freak Me" by Another Level
  6. "Your Body" by Pretty Ricky
  7. "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent
  8. "Dive In" by Trey Songz
  9. "Neighbors Know My Name" by Trey Songz
  10. "Slow Motion" by Trey Songz

A sexy song choice will help create a steamy, sensual vibe for the garter toss at the wedding. 

New Wedding Garter Toss Songs

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Contemporary chart-toppers offer fresh new choices for garter toss songs. The latest pop hits will get guests excited to dance and participate. Newer songs also provide a way for the couple to showcase their current musical taste.

  1. "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd
  2. "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  3. "Circles" by Post Malone
  4. "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
  5. "Good as Hell" by Lizzo
  6. "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo
  7. "Say So" by Doja Cat
  8. "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion
  9. "Rockstar" by DaBaby
  10. "Levitating" by Dua Lipa

Recent chart-topping hits make great modern garter toss song choices. Pick a new song to give this tradition a current vibe.

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