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!
Photo by Karlisch Photography