10 Garters Almost Too Beautiful to Toss!

Be inspired by these garters worn by real brides.

If you are participating in the garter toss during your wedding reception, you’ll need to make sure to have a photo-worthy garter! Originally, these articles were used to hold up stockings. Once elastic allowed stockings to stay up on their own, however, they became less necessary – even more so as stockings have fallen out of fashion. However, donning a garter on one’s wedding day is still considered a fun tradition. Because this is a hidden accessory, many brides use the garter as a way to bring “something blue” into their ensemble. It’s also an opportunity to be more playful and embrace a theme, such as you or your future spouse’s favorite sports team or alma mater. There are some truly stunning lace and even crystal-embellished creations that will make you want to make sure you get the garter back from whichever lucky fellow catches it!

Below are our favorite examples of garters worn by brides from real weddings. Be sure to click each photo to see more from the celebrations!

two wedding garters, lace garter, blue garter, something blue garter
Photo by Tiffany L. Johnson Photography

delicate lace garter with dusty rose bow and pearl beading
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography

wedding garter with silk blue ribbon for something blue
Photo by Painted Peacock Photography

wedding garter with blue bow and string of pearls
Photo by Karlisch Photography

bridesmaids put garter on bride, garter with blue jewel
Photo by Kristina Lee Photography

elastic silk garter with bow detail, wedding garter
Photo by Asia Pimentel Photography

wedding garter with crystal and beaded embellishments
Photo by Karlisch Photography; Planning & Design by Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events

wedding garter with university of arizona, college themed garter
Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

delicate lace wedding garter with pale blue ribbon, something blue garter
Photo by Sakosan Photography

wedding garter with lace and crystal detailing with blue stone in the middle
Photo by Lauren Brown Photography

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Authored by: Emily Lasnier