Wedding Garters

No bridal ensemble is complete without the addition of a wedding garter.  The tradition of throwing the wedding garter arose out of a 15th century custom where it was considered lucky to leave the wedding with a piece of the bride’s clothing.  This early wedding custom would have guests ripping pieces of fabric or lace from the bridal gown with little regard to the appearance of the dress.

This tradition eventually evolved to today’s more genteel practice of throwing the wedding garter and bouquet at the wedding reception.  In modern times, many brides opt to wear two garters: one to throw, and one to keep as a keepsake.  Often, the wedding garter also serves double duty by also serving as the “something blue” that many brides choose to wear for good luck on their big day.

It is not just the tradition that has evolved over time.  The Wedding garter itself has also evolved in style and is now available in many different fabrics and colors.  The bride usually wears the bridal garter on her right leg, and the groom removes it during the reception.  It is then his responsibility to toss the garter to a group of single men.  Tradition holds that the bachelor who catches the garter is the next to get married. 

Many consider the tossing of the wedding garter as symbolic of the groom tossing his old life away and passing on the good fortune of marriage to another. KnotTheGroom.com offers over 35+ styles of wedding garters to choose from, and each comes with a FREE matching toss garter. Whether satin or silk, lacy with ribbons or charms, we have just the wedding garter for you.

If that “something blue” is what you are looking for in a wedding garter, the Blue Crush Wedding Garter is an excellent choice. Brilliant blue satin is adorned with a double-layered bow in blue and white satin.  This garter set is also embellished with a beautiful crystal heart.  

Want to add a little more dazzle to your day?  Perhaps the Candlelight Adjustable Garter is more your style.  Romance will be in the air with this adjustable wedding garter covered in sparkling Swarovski crystals and glass pearls.  Available in white or ivory, this dazzling duo also features an organza and satin bow.

The “I Do” Wedding Garter is another, more simply stated option.  You will always be reminded of the most important words said on your wedding day with this classic keepsake garter.  You may also choose to have the garter embroidered with the initials of the bride and groom in the colors of the wedding.  Embroidered wedding garters come with a variety of embellishments including lace, organza, ribbons, rhinestones, and feathers.

Whatever your personal tastes, whether it is understated elegance or dazzling beauty, you will be sure to find your perfect wedding garter at KnotTheGroom.com. Be sure to browse our entire collection to find just the right garter for your groom to throw at your reception.
 
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