Ladies Who Did/Are Doing Garters: Does appearance matter?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I made a pretty garter to wear that was made out of my mom’s wedding dress lace. I also made a a simple tulle one for the throw-away. I didn’t even wear that one, my husband had it up his sleeve and pretended to pull it out. No one will care at all. If it’s not important to you, I wouldn’t go crazy.

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@EffieTrinket:  Considering that most brides have their garters photographed I would say appearance does matter. However, you can definitely get a beautiful and custom made garter on Etsy for much less than $70.00 and they will even throw in a toss garter for you.

I got my customized garter and toss garter for $33.00 from JLWeddings. Not sure what style you are looking for but you don’t have to compromise on quality and beauty to save money.

Post # 5
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3806 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I saw some really really beautiful ones too in the $50 price range but didn’t get one. I decided to take the affordable and inexpensive route and just bought an inexpensive one from amazon for $11. It’s a basic ivory garter but still pretty. 

Post # 6
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@EffieTrinket:  i ordered a personalized garter at the bridal show back in January for $35-40 (my original plan was to just order it off Etsy).

I don’t plan on even doing the garter toss, but I would want my photographer to take a picture of it, maybe with my bouquet or with my shoes, before I get dressed.  It has my fiancé’s favourite sports teams logo and colours, “Mr. and Mrs. ____” and our wedding date, so it will make a nice personal thing for him to see on the wedding night, and a sweet keepsake. Sure I could have spent half the price but it wasn’t crazy expensive, and I know he will really like it.

I think that you can purchase a pretty one, for less than $70!

Post # 7
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1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it matters.  I made mine out of a St. Louis Blues hair scrunchie, I sewed some lace and ribbon on it and it cost a total of about $15 for both the toss and the one I kept.  I only put it on for a picture, then I took it off as soon as I started walking around because it was annoying.  I gave the toss one to my aunt and she put it by my seat at the reception, I put it on right before the bouquet and garter toss.  And no, you can’t see it in the toss pictures.

Post # 8
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9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t see spending a lot of money on the garter. Mine was $10 from ebay….I wanted a chargers one for DH’s favorite team!

I don’t think it was too bad considering it was only $10 and it photographed just fine to me and of course it was a big hit with DHWink

Post # 9
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2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think if it will be photographed then it’s worthy, maybe not 75 dollars worthy. I would suggest to get something photograph worthy.

Post # 10
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine was $8 on Amazon!

There are no pictures of it, not even in my getting ready pics!

But DH LOVED it on the wedding night!

Post # 11
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433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I got mine from DB for 12.00 and I think it looks good! It’s one of their military ones (Marine Corps) and it’s soft and pretty. I won’t be doing a toss but I got it forever ago and I still want to wear it 😛 I think you can definitely get a nice one for less than 70, just keep looking!

Post # 12
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73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am plus size and I bought mine from hips and curves for $4.95. It’s white and blue and actually comfortable my thigh. I cannot see spending a lot of money on something that has such a small part to play in the wedding.

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