The garter toss is one of the strangest wedding traditions out there. I have no idea how it originated, and don’t really care to look that up. I don’t even have any decent guesses. The more you think about it, the weirder it gets.
Actually, I think that when it comes to the garter toss, the best thing is to not even think about it. Just totally lean into its weirdness and go all out.
Sometimes that calls for throwing on Gangster’s Paradise, realizing that you know way more of the lyrics than you thought you did while lip-rapping to each other, and using an actual garter belt instead of the scrunchie that usually gets tossed. Just to give the recipient an added surprise.