Toss that thing!!

I recently learned a fun fact about the origin of the garter toss, from the Wiki:

Historically, this garter tradition relates to the belief that taking an article of the bride’s clothing would bring good luck. As this often resulted in the destruction of the bride’s dress, the tradition arose for the bride to toss articles of clothing to the guests, including the garter.

Ripping apart my dress? What!?!?  I know this garter toss tradition isn’t always followed by modern brides, but wearing a garter is such a fun way to infuse a little bit of your own personality into your wedding day garb.  It’s such a fun keepsake to have, and putting that garter on makes for cute pictures, so get one…..even if you are choosing not to toss it!!

I know many brides opt to do the sports-themed garter (I chose an Oakland A’s garter myself as a surprise to my husband!), or go with the traditional “something blue” garter, but there are tons of other great options out there!!


For the loyal Hello Kitty fans, Tarina Tarantino has created something to drool over with her Pink Head Bride Lace Garter:


Tarina Tarantino also has a gothic version of the garter for you darker Hello Kitty fans out there, the Gothic Lolita Garter:


Sew Unique Garters has an adorable Betty Boop version:



Jean M created some fun options for the animal in you:


For you Disney fanatics out there….a garter would be such a fun way to add a little bit of Disney into your day!  This one is by Garters by Gingersnap:




Garters by Gingersnap also had something for all of the biker babes out there, faux leather, watch out!!


Garters by Kristi has a fab option for the polka-dot lovers out there!



Brides can even match their wedding colors…..I think every color combination imaginable is out there, and if it isn’t, many garter makers will custom make anything, including Garters by Kristi:


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    Paola said,

    That Hello Kitty garter has my name written all over it! 🙂

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