wedding garter

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:

  • lace;
  • satin stripes;
  • beads;
  • organ­za;
  • tulle;
  • pearls;
  • embroi­dery;
  • beads.

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:

  1. The first is for the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny.
  2. The sec­ond must be removed by the groom on the wed­ding night.
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Wedding hairstyles for a round face

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.