We are doing garter ceremonies less and less throughout the last couple of years.
The thing we are doing a lot more is the anniversary dance.
Sometime within the first hour of the night we will call out all married couples. The bride and groom will pick a slow song and we will count up to get to the last standing couple on the dance floor. This couple typically will be married anywhere from 40 – 60 years.
Weddings are about being married right??? This honors the couple that is married the longest and is a great photo op.
I usually have the couple introduce themselves, tell everyone how long they have been married and then each give the bride and groom a piece of advice for a long, successful marriage.
The bride can give her throwaway bouquet to the couple or a nice small gift.
If you know who will win you could try and find out what their wedding song is and use that.