What is a garter? Garters are narrow bands of fabric fastened about the leg, used to keep up stockings. They are usually made of leather or heavy cloth and are just a few inches in width, adorned with small bells and ribbons. From eighteenth to twentieth centuries they were tied just below the knee, where the leg is most slender. The era of elastic has made them less necessary for their function, although they are still worn for fashion.
There is a Western wedding tradition for the bride to wear a garter to her wedding, often interpreted as symbolic of deflowering. According to some sources taking an article of the bride’s clothing will bring good luck. In the Middle Ages, bride’s garters were taken by the groom’s men as a prize. Today, the groom tosses the garter to the unmarried male guests and whoever catches the garter is thought to be the next to marry. Usually the garter is placed on the bride’s right leg above the knee. If two garters are worn, a keepsake and one to throw, they are both worn on the right leg.
If you are preparing to have a wedding ceremony according to wedding traditions, you need to buy perfect garters. They should be fashionable because all of the guests will see it when it will be tossed. So where to buy wedding garters? You can buy beautiful and elegant wedding garters in all bridal lingerie and wedding accessories shops and internet shops, including The Wedding Outlet, Weddingfavours.ca, Bestbridalprices.com, PartyCity, Topwedding.com and many others.
Topwedding.com offers amazing wedding garters: black satin with bowknot, ivory satin and lace set with pearls.
You can get pretty garters at Weddingfavours.ca: Platinum By Design two-piece bridal garter set, Bridal Beauty Calla Lily bridal garter.
David’s Bridal offers many variations of wedding garters, you can choose beautiful garter sets: Somerset, DB Exclusive Crystal Monogram.
Bed Bath And Beyond: Daisy Wedding Accessories offers shifron, satin with lace ruffle or rhinestone garters: Black and White, Classic or Keep and Toss garter set.
You can find stylish garters or garter sets at Etsy: white or ivory Lace Bridal Garter set, Pearl and Rhinestone garter, Toss garter set and many others.
Shopping would be easier, if you would go to Amazon.com where you’ll find a list of Top 30 Bridal garters. Darice VL5862: lace pearl adjustable garter with toss away set, white adjustable wedding garter in blue pearl and wedding bridal toss garter lace rhinestone.
There are many manufacturers and traders of wedding lingerie and accessories, so where to buy wedding garters depends exceptionally on bride’s decision according to her desires and taste. And no doubt, wearing a piece of history on your leg when your big day comes is a charming experience.