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The Garter Replacement

If you're familiar with the traditional weddings, then you're probably familiar with most of the wedding traditions listed within this website. Of those traditions, the history behind the bouquet and garter portions are perhaps the strangest and most provocative. The garter replacement is right up there with strange and provocative. The garter replacement traces its roots back to the tradition of luck being transferred to those who claimed a piece of a bride's dress. Eventually this idea worked itself into the garter toss, which was a way of tossing that luck to luck-needing single guys without ripping the brides clothes off from her body. After that, the garter catch evolved into the garter replacement which was a way for the single guy to seal the deal with the bouquet catcher who perhaps might later hit it off with the lucky guy. As a symbol of chastity and solidarity, the garter replacement truly symbolizes the availability of the lady who caught the bouquet. In todays weddings however, the garter replacement can sometimes be mixed up and altered so that the woman gets to replace the garter onto the man. Either way, the garter replacement remains as one of the long-standing traditions for wedding receptions.

The Tables Get Turned For This Garter Replacement

Considering that there really is such a crazy history to the garter replacement, it makes sense the song typically selected for this tradiition is usually provacative, sultry, and often humorous for the moment. For those planning to include this tradition with their reception, they might want to consider a song that involves sex or sexiness as a main theme or could be interpreted as such. As well, another type of song that might go over well would be a song that expresses either womanhood or manhood or even a song capable of pumping up all the hormone levels in the room. Anyway, there is no right or wrong when it comes to selected a song for this tradition and even light classical or soft rock could go well nicely. As we say here at Digital DJz, it really is up to the people who are planning the event. And with our library finding the right song shouldn't be too difficult and instead we hope you get more laughs then anything else when you do find the right song.

We have included a list of some of frequently used or popular garter replacement songs below and we encourage our clients to go over the list and then look for them in our on-line database, listen to them, and decide whether or not that specific song is right for their needs. And if the song isn't and we don't have the song that they seek, we encourage them to contact us with their song suggestion or requests and we will work at getting that song in our database in time for their wedding reception.

Song Suggestions

You are not required to use a song on this list but are instead encouraged to select a song you feel would be most fitting for your reception.

Title Artist(s)
Wild Thing Troggs / Tone-Loc
Heaven Bryan Adams
Kiss Prince
Oh Yeah Yello
Bad Boys Inner Circle
Another One Bites The Dust Queen
Curly Shuffle Jumpn' The Saddle
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart
Fever Peggy Lee
Gimme All Your Lovin ZZ Top
Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
Macho Man Village People
Shameless Garth Brooks
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
U Can't Touch This MC Hammer
You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker / Tom Jones
Rub You The Right Way Johnny Gill
Hungry Eyes Eric Carmen
Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Freak Me Silk
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
The Stripper David Rose
Legs ZZ Top
Theme From "Mission Impossible" Lalo Schifrin
Run To The Hills Iron Maiden
Welcome To The Jungle Guns N' Roses

(Some of these songs may not be available on the smaller music systems.)

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