The Bridal Leg Garter
The vast wedding industry, it can be hard to tell real tradition such as the wedding garter, from a made-up sales pitch. The wedding industry has piled on the notion of paying to preserve tradition. When in fact, many of those traditions, such as the diamond engagement ring, don’t go back further than the 1920s.
Nonetheless, some wedding traditions are real. Similar to many traditions, they have evolved from old ideas that we may see as a little strange today.
Bridal Leg Garter Toss
Traditionally tossing the bridal leg garter was a way to physically protect the bride from the wedding guests. In medieval France, the bride would be in fear at the end of the wedding ceremony. This was due to guests would rush her at the altar to snag a piece of her dress, which was considered good luck. The wedding would typically end with the bride in tears and her dress in rags.
Historians believe that these practices were so intrusive that brides decided to calm the crowd by tossing out the wedding garter. Guests would fight over catching the wedding garter and this would allow the bride and grow to make a getaway.
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