Wedding Garter Tradition

The wedding garter tradition dates back to around the 14th century.
Guests believed that having a piece of the brides clothing brought good luck
For hundreds of years, brides have worn decorative bridal garters under their wedding dresses Traditionally the bride wears two garters; one as a keepsake garter and the other as the throw away garter.

The groom removes the throw away garter from the brides leg, sometimes he removes it with his teeth, or he uses his hands. He does this while the bride is sitting in a chair.
Also some brides choose to play a wedding garter toss song while the groom is removing the garter A song like “the stripper” by David rose might be the perfect background music to the wedding garter toss.

He then throws the garter to all the single unmarried men, the tradition is that whoever catches the garter will be the next to marry

Garters can be worn on the thigh about 10 cm above the knee

There are many different garter traditions but this seems to be the most popular

A garter can be your something blue
An old wedding saying is that all brides must have "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue."
Wearing something blue on your wedding traditionally represents faithfulness, fidelity love

If you have your own wedding garter tradition we would love to hear about it and can include it on this page, please contact us  

Here are some what some of our customers did for their bridal garter toss...

Amanda (from Sydney) wrote...

"My husband wore a kilt, so instead of me wearing the garter, i got him to wear it. it was so funny, he was so embarressed LOL"

Sue (from Sydney) wrote...

"I purchased 2 garters, i threw one, but the other one i am keeping in a wedding day memory box, so i can look back at it with all my other wedding stuff"