What is a Wedding Garter Set?
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 5th of July 2011 10:11:17 PM
Lately I have had so many brides ask me this question that it seems to be something worth blogging about. A garter set consists of two garters: a keepsake garter and a toss garter. The keepsake garter is, as the name would suggest, the garter that the bride wears on her wedding day and keeps as a special remembrance of her big day. The keepsake garter is usually a bit heavier on the design side, with initials or embellishments or hierloom jewelry that symbolize something special. The second garter, the toss, is a garter that the bride wears for her husband to remove and "toss" to all of his single bachelor friends. The tossing of the garter is an age old wedding garter tradition dating back to..........well.........we will save that for another blog post. The "tossing of the garter" generally takes place during the wedding reception. It is the man's version of the bouquet toss if you will. The keepsake is usually worn above the toss, as the toss needs to be available to be pulled off by the groom. Most of my garters are keepsake garters for the bride to treasure long after her wedding day, although I do offer garter sets for a small additional charge. If you need a toss to go with your keepsake, just contact me or let me know in the "comments" section of the checkout process and I can create a simple toss away garter for you! Below are a few pictures of La Gartier garter sets to give you a better idea of what and how to wear them. Happy La Gartier!
La Gartier bride Monica Lynn Collier's garter set
La Gartier bride Erin Nicole Glatter's garter set
A garter set I designed for La Gartier bride Jarrity Zachary.
Here the toss is featured on the top and the keepsake on the bottom.
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