Post # 1
I am seeing passable, decent garters for $10. I am seeing perfect, swoonworthy ones for $75 and $80.
It’s tempting to want to save the money. But will the garter show up prominently in photos during the toss? Does it matter if you cheap out? Will a cheap, cheap-looking garter ruin the getting ready photos? Are the expensive ones really more comfortable? If you’re plus-sized, did standard ones stretch enough to accommodate your legs?
Also, if you got a really nice one on the cheap, I’d like to know where! I don’t need a separate toss/keep one, as I can’t imagine wanting to keep a wedding garter after the fact. (What would I do with it?!)
Post # 3
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
@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
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
@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
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
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 DH
Post # 9
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
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
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
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.