The Bridal garter was a traditional item of clothing originally used to hold up stockings.
Garters are now a more symbolic fun item that the bride may choose wear on her wedding day.
At the wedding reception the groom will remove the brides garter and toss it to the young bachelors present.
It is thought that whoever catches the garter will be married next.
You may like to have two garters one to toss and one as a keepsake.
When you make your own garter you can make it to match your wedding theme and colors.
Lace trim 9cm (3 ¼ inch) wide and 70cm (28 inch) long
Ribbon 2.2cm (7/8 inch) wide and 70cm (28 inch) long
Elastic 43cm (17 inch) long
Thread that matches the ribbon color
Optional: narrow ribbon for a bow or ribbon flower to decorate the garter
2. Insert the elastic through the ribbon casing.
5. Finsihed Garter
Optional: If desired you can decorate the garter by adding a small bow or ribbon flower or even beads and charms.
Don't have the time to make your own bridal gater then take a look at the ones below most come in sets of two one for a keepsake and the other for the garter toss.
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