Bringing Back The Garter!

May 2, 2011 No Comments by Nicole

Ah, the infamous garter! They are making a major comeback with new modern takes that include lots of details and unique materials. Make sure you read the history of the tradition as well as important instructions at the bottom of the page!

Check out Studio Wed by Mirela , where they make beautiful garters that are custom fit! Prices range from a very affordable $27.95 to $89.

Photo Credit: Studio Wed by Mirela

Photo Credit: Studio Wed by Mirela

Photo Credit: Studio Wed by Mirela

BHLDN also carries two beautiful garters that are hand made with the most gorgeous materials! The first has tiered ruffles made of cotton lace and a tiara of vintage rhinestones.


Photo Credit: BHLDN

The second garter is such a statement maker, with gathered shimming tulle and a hand-beaded floral appliqué. A truly amazing piece! Both garters are created by Florrie Mitton for BHLDN.

Photo Credit: BLDN

The last place you should check out is Florrie Mitton’s Etsy Shop. These one of a kind garters are extremely detailed and absolutely beautiful! They are made in the U.K. using premium fabrics and materials and sometimes even vintage accents!

This garter could double as your “something blue” as it features a duck egg blue silk ribbon in addition to the beautiful lace and rhinestone detail. The inside of the garter is lined with ivory silk for maximum comfort.

Photo Credit: Florrie Mitton

This beauty has a 1920’s feel with the fabulous combination of lace, silver sequins and beads.

Photo Credit: Florrie Mitton

This next garter is a limited edition piece that is named The Carrie after Miss Carrie Bradshaw herself! Simple, classic and sophisticated, I think Carrie would wear this with pride. An amazing design including blush silk satin, pearls and silk bows!

Photo Credit: Florrie Mitton

The tradition of wearing a garter dates back to 14th century France. Guests of the bride and groom thought that to leave with a piece of the bride’s dress was considered good luck so they would rip pieces off of her gown. Because of this, brides would throw a variety of things at the guests so they would not tear her dress to shreds. This is when the garter was invented. The male guests quickly became to much for the bride to handle, as they would get drunk and try to rip the garter off of her, this is why it is now customary for the groom to take the garter off and throw it at the male guests!

Things to Remember:

  • The garter should be worn on your right leg, just above the knee.
  • It is acceptable to wear two garters; one for the garter toss and one for a keepsake.
  • The garter toss should immediately follow the bouquet toss

Will you be wearing a garter on your big day?

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