The garter removal and toss is quickly becoming one of my favorite formalities of the reception to help grooms pick music for! For my clients, we are selecting up to three songs – one for the invitation of eligible bachelors to the dance floor, one for the removal of the garter from the bride, and finally, a song for the toss. I feel three songs really enhance the atmosphere of each “element” of the garter removal and toss formality.
Often, I tell my grooms that this is their moment where they can select any song(s) they desire, with no veto power from his bride. Let me say that again: GARTER TOSS SONGS ARE TO BE PICKED BY THE GROOM, AND ONLY BY THE GROOM. The only exception to this rule is if I can’t find a clean version to their song(s). Other than that, its the groom’s choice but try to avoid cliche selections like Queen’s “Another Bites The Dust” or Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”. (Not that there is anything wrong with those songs – other than the fact they are overplayed and not really unique.)