Despite its modest size, the wedding leg garter is an indispensable element of the bride’s attire. Therefore, leading brands specializing in bridal fashion devote a lot of time to its design.
What is a wedding garter?
The garter is a ribbon of satin, guipure, silk or any other flowing fabric that can be decorated with:
- satin stripes;
Preparing for the wedding, many brides sew a garter on their own, as this does not require any special skills, while others buy a ready-made beautiful accessory in salons with wedding accessories.
Why do you need a wedding band?
The wedding garter for the bride is not only a gentle and playful decoration of the image of the hero of the occasion, but the main attribute in one of the most interesting rituals, where the groom must remove it from the leg of his beloved without resorting to the help of his hands, and then throw it into the crowd of his friends.
Another equally important function of the garter is traditional — it is the support of stockings. It was in the early 90s of the last century, when brides began to copy fashion trends from the West and put on stockings that did not hold well on the leg, brides used garters, after which they made them part of the wedding ceremony. Because of this, the girls began to put on two garters at once on both legs, and each of them performs its own function:
- The first is for the wedding ceremony.
- The second must be removed by the groom on the wedding night.
Despite the fact that the guests will see the garter only at the end of the evening, it must still be in complete harmony with the image of the bride. The main thing is, of course, color. If your dress is a traditional color, then the accessory can be white or beige, and if not a traditional color, such as red, then red or soft pink. It is also important that the wedding leg garter and stockings are of the same style and organically complement each other. So, if there is a pattern on the stockings, then the accessory can have a laconic design that would give the image of tenderness and vice versa — plain stockings and a garter rich in decorations.