Are you tossing the garter at your reception? Or are you planning on wearing one? Either way, you’ve come to the right place to find your perfect bridal garter. Today we’ll tell you why you need a tossing garter and where to buy wedding garter sets with inspiring designs by Knotted & Bent. But first, we’re answering a garter-related question submitted by bride-to-be, Stacy. She asks,
“Hi Emmaline, Question… I am tossing my garter at my reception but I’m confused. Am I supposed to toss my actual garter? Or a toss garter? Do I need to buy a separate tossing garter?”
Hi, Stacy! Great question. If you’re tossing the garter at your wedding, you’ll definitely want to get a complete garter set. Wedding garter sets come with one bridal garter, which is larger and more detailed, plus a coordinating tossing garter. Why do you need both, you ask? You’ll need a tossing garter if you either a) plan to have the groom remove it either at the reception (or honeymoon!) or b) you want to keep your wedding garter as a memento, which many brides do. It’s more of a personal preference, I suppose; after buying an elegant garter, many brides want to hold on to it as a keepsake from the wedding day.
For these reasons, many garter designers make wedding garter sets which include a wedding garter and a tossing garter. Wear both garters on one leg (with the bridal garter above the tossing garter) so it is easy to remove for tossing.
Where to Buy Wedding Garter Sets
Now that you know you’ll want one garter for tossing and one for keeping, you’re probably wondering where to buy wedding garter sets. We’re swooning over the wedding garters over at Knotted & Bent, which are handmade by garter designer, Krystal Dixon. Krystal is one of those designers who doesn’t just create an amazing product; she pours her heart into each garter she lovingly sews and sends to her brides. She especially loves working with brides because she is passionate about being a part of each bride’s wedding day. One of our favorite things about her shop — besides the obvious beauty of each incredible garter! — is how she’s happy to create custom orders. If you want a garter in any color, she’s happy to create something special just for you. Just ask!
Take a look at some of our favorite wedding garter sets from Knotted & Bent, shown below!
Where to buy wedding garter sets
Knotted & Bent is a Featured Artist in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride. Krystal is a real people-person and you’ll love working with her, as we do! ♥
Hope it helps — and if you have a wedding advice question, just Ask Emmaline!