Wedding Garter Belts
Garter Belts from our Bridal
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As utilitarian as this may sound, garter belts were originally a functional item, a comfortable, lightweight undergarment used in place of a girdle to hold up women’s stockings.
The wedding garter belt tradition is believed to have its origins in pre-Elizabethan England. Garter belts have changed very little over the years and have since become an essential part of a bride’s wedding attire and certainly a highlight of the wedding reception, especially for the single men in attendance.
Something Blue Tradition
“Something old, something new, something borrowed,
This famous wedding poem has been around for centuries and the color “blue” has come to symbolize fidelity and love. Wedding garter belts have long been the logical place to add the color “blue”, usually in the form of a blue colored ribbon or bow.
The Garter Belt Toss Tradition
It was customary in ancient weddings for the bride to toss her stocking out to the men. Before long, brides also began to toss their bridal bouquets out to the women. These traditions were thought to bring good luck and evolved over time to become a much anticipated part of today’s weddings for the single men and women in attendance.
Today, the wedding garter belt tradition is alive and well. The groom ceremoniously removes the garter belt from the leg of his new wife and tosses the garter belt out to the single men in attendance in the belief that the man who catches the garter will be the next to marry.
For brides who view garter belts as a keepsake, you can now buy them in sets, with one garter belt reserved for the traditional garter belt toss and the second for the bride to keep.
Beverly Clark Garter Belts
LC Bridal Garter Belts
Bel Aire Garter Belts
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