The bride is the best part of a wedding. From her wedding jewelries to the pair of stockings she used to the wedding garters, all an important part of the whole package. It is tradition for the groom to remove it from the bride’s leg and toss it to the male guests. Wedding garters complement the wedding gowns with its hand sewed sequins and laced rhinestone. Truly necessary for the wedding.
What is the attraction that makes a wedding so over-rated and hyped up? It may be the sacred moment that unites both a man and a woman. Or perhaps the caterer is simply the best in the business and everyone wants a piece of that. I guess the best answer lies with the bride. She is said to look her best on her wedding day. From her hairdo to the shoes that she used, she may be scrutinized by every pair of eyes (especially from fussy groom relatives) who are trying to find a mistake or a speck of imperfection. That is why she has to make extra effort to look not only beautiful, but very gorgeous on that day.
Attire is without a doubt a part of what makes her truly desirable. From the one tier wedding veil to the pair of white rhinestone Jimmy Choo heels. Wedding jewelries also plays an important part in all this. However, there is always this piece of garment which one has taken for granted especially in this generation. Once used to hold up stockings, the wedding garter is normally taken for granted with all the focus on the wedding gown and others.
Garters were used to be popular in the 18th and 20th centuries as it is tied to the place just below the knee. In our era, the invention of elastic has made them unnecessary. It is now only worn during weddings and at some proms. It has been a tradition for the groom to remove the garter from the bride as a symbol of deflowering his lover. The garter is then tossed to the male guests and he who catches it is believed to be next in line for a holy matrimony. Similarly to the girl who caught the wedding bouquet, she is next to being a wedded wife. Both of them would then share a dance together.
There are dozens of wedding garters to choose from to match that lovely wedding dress. A garter which is hand sewed and decorated with laces of aurora borealis sequins in shades of lavender, pink and crystal are very popular as it goes very well with a white wedding gown. Fancy for something floral or maybe in a different color, there is always the hand crafted silk ribbon pansy flowers sewn into a flowery pattern lace or a vintage styled garter in different colors fringed with ivory beads.
Wedding garters are as important as any piece of wedding gown or wedding veil. It is part of the attire which makes the bride looks like a bride who is ready to take the next step of commitment.