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Are garters still a thing?

Posted by Nicole Grant on

Do Bride Actually Wear Wedding Garters?

It is always the same question: "Do brides still wear garters?" It doesn't matter if you are in the wedding industry, maybe as a wedding planner or a photographer, or you are not in the wedding world at all. They always say, "But, wait, I thought brides don't wear wedding garters anymore?"

My short answer is always the same to these confused questions. Obviously, brides are still wearing garters! 

If think the confusion comes from what people think of when they think about a garter. Most people – in and out of the wedding profession – have a preconceived notion about wedding garters are and what they look like. They think that today's garter designs are still yesterday's designs. But, that couldn't not be further from the truth. The truth is that garter designs have changed. They have change a lot! 

Modern & Meaningful Designs

These are not the designs of your mother's or grandmother's era and they aren't even the designs from when you were a kid! Today's wedding garter designs are modern, fresh and thoughtful. They are beautiful, delicate and very stylish. They are made with amazing and unique materials.

Today's designs are meant to be loved forever. 

In addition to expressing their personal style, brides are also getting a garter because they have it made out of important materials in their family, such as their mother's wedding dress or their grandmother's veil. So, they might not be wearing their mother's wedding dress, but they still have her close on their wedding day. They use a little piece of their family materials to make a family heirloom garter that is special to them. 

Not For Tossing

Brides today are seeking out garters to be the perfect accessory and heirloom for their wedding day. They are looking for something that is a small, but meaningful reflection of their style that will be a lifelong reminder of how they felt on their wedding day. These are not the cheap and cheesy pieces of fabric that get tossed. Garters today are not meant to be tossed.

If you haven't seen a wedding garter in a long time, I invite you to check a few of them out right here in my garter shop. You will be pleasantly surprised by the modern, yet feminine, and truly creative garter designs out on the market for brides.

In addition to outdated garter designs, many people are scared of the wedding garter toss. And, well, the garter toss is often associated with a bridal garter. Many think that just because you wear a wedding garter you have to do the garter toss which is not true!

Many are scared to be the ones to do the garter toss and they are even more scared to be one of the single people called out to the dance floor during the wedding reception to catch the garter!

Yes, Yes and Yes!

So, what is my answer? It is always the same. Yes! Yes, brides are still wearing wedding garters and the tradition will keep on going for many years to come.

- The Garter Girl


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