Friday, July 5, 2013

Garter

This week we will Begin broadcasting the Garter collection, which is one of a kind. The whole collection is made out of fine lace, different kinds of Tulle, satin, buttons and stones inlay. The stock is limited, the shipping is free and you will receive a gift for every purchase.   
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The History of the Wedding Garter:
Tossing the wedding garter is an old time held tradition.  It is said that in the days gone past, the bride and groom had to show proof of their wedding consummation.  In order for it to be proven, it was common tradition to have people like family and friends come into the room with the couple.  The "witnesses" would obtain the garter as "proof" of the consummation.   Also having any article of the under garments was considered to be good luck so sometimes things would get out of hand in the newly wed's bedroom as crazed onlookers snatched at clothing to get for good luck.  This was not appreciated much by the bride nor many grooms, hence the groom started tossing the garter out so that no one would need to obtain it themselves. 
( How barbaric this sounds! glad things have changed since then) 
Because of modesty, this tradition has been modified and moved from the bedroom to the reception.   Now today we have the traditional garter toss, which is meant to bring good luck to the man who catches it.  He is said to be the next one to marry.  In some cultures the men stand and wait for the garter to be tossed.  Other cultures they actually compete for it.  The men may compete for the garter in a foot race or by horse (this is a medieval practice).  At least it is better than having the men chase the bride and put her upside down to get the garter off... This is what used to happen!  In yet other places, they even auction the garter off.  As strange as these twists on the wedding garter tradition may 
sound, it's all just a tradition…
















Tips for the bridal garter toss:
1.
 Have the bride sit on a chair and if necessary sitting on an angle to the crowd. The garter should be low enough so the groom doesn’t have to lift the dress too high to find it- you want to keep this “clean”. Ensure that your MC or DJ is prepared to announce it and narrate as necessary.
2.
The garter is typically worn on the mid thigh of the right leg. To make it easier to remove, push it closer to your knee before the groom removes it. If you would prefer to have a less risqué version of the garter toss, consider removing the garter yourself and giving it to the groom to toss.
3.
 Consider getting a garter set if you want to keep your garter as a memento. Most sets include a keepsake garter for the bride and a smaller tossing garter. Hint: Position toss garter below the keepsake garter on your leg to make it easier to remove and to ensure your new husband does not remove the wrong one and throw the one you want to keep.
4.
Get a themed or fun garter that your new husband will enjoy. For example, if your husband-to-be is a military man or a hunter, a Camouflage garter is a sexy surprise. If you can’t find and appropriate garter choose a plain garter and personalize it with a charm or bead. It can be stitched on with invisible thread and no one will know you customized it yourself. This is great option for Ring Pillows and Flower Girl Baskets as well.
5.
 If you are planning to incorporate the wedding rhyme “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” consider purchasing a blue garter, a garter with a blue charm, or a garter with blue writing.
6.
 Pocket garters are great for storing lipstick, handkerchiefs and other small items discreetly. Include an old penny for luck or even your wedding speech for safe keeping.
Have fun with your garter toss... 




























?Which garter do you choose for your wedding
?Are you going to use two garter
  Please, comments and share…

See you on the next post,
Love,
.Talila