Garter FAQs

How do I determine the garter size I need? 

Use a fabric measuring tape (or string that you later measure with a ruler), place the tape around your thigh in the location where you plan to wear your garter to get your measurement.  The garter has elastic and will be made to stretch comfortably to the size you select.

What size are the toss garters?

Toss garters are made in the standard size and will stretch up to 22".

 I would like my garter to have "Something Blue"

No worries here!  A light blue rose is tucked inside every personalized garter for your something blue.

 The Garter Tradition

Most brides choose to wear a wedding garter as a tradition, choosing to toss a garter at your reception is optional. The garter tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when a piece of the bride's dress was considered to be good luck. Guests would rush the bride to tear off a piece of her dress for good luck.  This practice often left the brides clothes tattered and eventually led to a new bride wearing a piece of clothing to give out for luck:  The Garter!

Today, the practice of removing the bride's garter is traditionally reserved to the groom, who will then toss the garter to the unmarried male guests. This is performed after the tossing of the bouquet, in which the bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to be caught by the unwed female guests. According to superstition, the lady who catches the bouquet and the man who catches the garter will be the next man and woman among those in attendance to be married (though perhaps not to each other). The ceremony often continues with the man who catches the garter obliged to place it on the leg of the lady who caught the bouquet. Traditionally, the pair are obliged to share the next dance.

 How should I wear my garter?

Tradition does not suggest the garter be worn specifically on your right or left leg, you can wear your garter on whichever leg is most comfortable.  Your garter should be worn 3-6" above the knee.  If you will be having a garter toss, the garter your groom will toss should be worn lower on your leg and below your keepsake garter.

Make sure our groom knows which leg your garter will be on so he has the correct leg during the garter removal.