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Brides: wondering how to wear a garter? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll talk about how to wear a garter, how to measure for a wedding garter, and tell you which leg the garter should be worn. Plus, we’ll talk about that blush-worthy garter toss and tell you whether it’s required. And, in true fashion, we’ll inspire you with the hottest handmade wedding garters this year…
How to Wear a Garter
When you’re wearing a garter, you’ll want to wear it approximately 3-6″ above the knee. Traditionally, the wedding garter is worn on the left leg while the toss garter is worn on the right leg; however, you can wear the two together on one leg (left, traditionally) if you prefer.
How to Measure for a Garter
Use fabric measuring tape wrapped snug around your thigh and measure the circumference. Don’t measure too tight or too loose; the garter will have elastic to fit snugly. Give this measurement to your garter designer for a custom fit. Use a bit of this so it stays in place.
Is The Garter Removal and Toss Required?
No, the tradition of a garter removal and toss is not required. Since it’s your wedding, you get to decide whether or not to follow this tradition at your wedding. If you’re unfamiliar with the tradition, it is when the groom removes the garter from the bride’s leg and tosses it to a crowd of bachelors. Traditionally, the bachelor who catches the garter would then put it onto the leg of the bachelorette who caught the bride’s bouquet. However, a more PG approach (and less embarrassing for guests) would be for the two to share a dance together when the bridal party begins dancing. If the whole idea of the garter removal makes you cringe, skip it.
Handmade Wedding Garters
Need a wedding garter? Buy handmade! You’ll support small business and you’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with your garter designer. It doesn’t get much better than that.