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The Perfect Wedding Garter Fit

When you’re wearing a wedding garter, you’ll want to wear it approximately 5″ above the knee. Traditionally, the wedding garter is worn on the left leg while the toss garter is worn on the right leg; however, you can wear the two together on one leg if you prefer. Measure approximately 5-6 inches above the knee as this is the most common location for garters to be worn. If you have a measuring tape this will be simple. If you don't, you can use a ribbon to measure, place a mark on the ribbon, lay it flat and use a ruler to measure the distance. The tradition of the garter removal and toss is not required. Since it’s your wedding,...

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Authentic Wedding Traditions Wedding Garters and more...

In the vast wedding industry, it can be hard to tell real tradition such as the wedding garter, from a made-up sales pitch. Without question, the wedding industry has piled on the notion of paying to preserve tradition, when in fact, many of those high-priced traditions, such as the diamond engagement ring, don't go back much further than the 1920s. Nonetheless, some wedding traditions are real. And like anything in human history, many traditions have evolved from old ideas that we may see as a little strange today.  Tossing the bridal leg garter, as it turned out, was devised as a way to actually physically protect the bride from the wedding guests. In medieval France, the bride would shudder with terror at the...

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Facts about Wedding Garters

The wedding garter dates back to the 14th century and its origin and tradition was much different than it is today. Read on to find out these interesting facts and check out some hand-picked wedding garters crafted by GlamGarters.  The wedding garter toss is said to be one of the oldest wedding traditions. The tradition dates back to the 14th century in Europe when wedding guests used to think the bride’s dress was good luck. In a most ridiculous way, guests would start yanking at fabric pieces from her dress to keep pieces of ‘good luck’ and, in her defense, the bride would throw things at them, one of these things being her garter. Hence, the tradition was born. Luckily, guests no...

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