It’s one of the oldest wedding traditions, and for many, it’s still a valuable part of new age marriages. Wenches were rocking the bridal garter way back in the 14th century and these days, contemporary designers put as much effort into wedding garters as they do the dress!
Historically, it was believed that owning a part of the wedding dress would bring the holder good luck. As a result, the wedding gown would often be torn to shreds to be shared among the lucky guests after the ceremony. These days, the smallest imperfection to a $10 000 Vera Wang would bring any bride to tears, so fortunately, it’s now a more common occurrence for a bride to wear a garter that can be thrown to a single guest for luck.
Thanks to these little tweaks over time, the garter is still a very popular party favor, only nowadays it’s the groom who removes the garter from the bride and throws it to all the eligible bachelors. But for the brides out there who are uncomfortable with the tossing of the wedding garter there are alternatives. After all, not everyone will be ok with showing more than a little leg on her special day.
For the brides that look forward to wearing the garter as a part of their wedding attire it’s a perfect way to incorporate the ‘something blue’ tradition. This way, you can embrace the custom and keep you legs under your dress. Besides, there’s no reason why you can’t wear a garter just because you’re not throwing it away! Plus, there are so many unique and beautiful designs and concepts these days that you can’t afford to leave it out. Who’s a little extra lace or frills going to hurt anyway?
For others, the wedding garter is a keepsake piece or family air loom that they can’t afford to throw out into a crowd of drooling available men. So, in this case, wearing two wedding garters becomes the perfect solution.
Ultimately, it is entirely up to the bride and groom whether they choose to carry on with this tradition. Whether or not it is tossed, it is nice for the bride to wear a wedding garter to keep as a memento from her special day!
Have a great Easter ladies