Monday, November 28, 2011

The Bridal Garter





Bridal Garters have always been a lot of fun. Even the story of their origin shows that garters are a symbol of fun at any wedding.
We would love to receive photos of your garter or "garter removal" with or without the story that may go with it.
Submit your photos or story and you will go in the draw to win a dozen SA wines.
To all our brides to be keep an eye on the website for the release of our December LOOK BOOK which will be released on 12th December 2011 as Bleu Garters in California has given us an unique garter to giveaway to one lucky bride.
Bleu Garters are handcrafted in California from fine silks and antique laces. The brand modernizes the classic garter by incorporating pops of color, oversized playful embellishments and intricate beaded lace. “A big trend I'm noticing is brides being more adventurous with color, and not sticking to white/ivory/light blue. Don't get me wrong, the classics are still the most popular, but brides have also been ordering their favorite bright colors, as well as the black floral lace garters for their wedding day!”-Jamie, creative director and designer for Bleu Garters
History of the Garter
Today, the tradition of the wedding garter is tame in comparison to France of the 14th century. In North America, the bride wears two garters; one as a keepsake garter and the other for the throw away.
Both garters are worn on the right leg just above the knee.
Before the removal of the garter, the bride first throws her bouquet to the single women.
The groom removes the throw away garter from the brides leg, sometimes he removes it with his teeth , but more appropriately nowadays he uses his hands. He does this while the bride is sat in a chair.
After the garter is removed, he then throws it to the single male guests. The male guest then takes the garter and places it on the leg of the single female guest who has caught the bouquet.
Those that catch either item are said to be the next to marry. In some instances, it is said that they will marry each other.
The keepsake garter is removed later in private during the honeymoon night.
Numerous wedding garter traditions have been obtained over the years that still seem to become rules of etiquette today. Take a look at a few that are still popular and some that have long since been forgotten.


Go to the website to read more about the history of garters!




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