Plus size women and garters… What to do?

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Skip the garter all together. I’m plus size, and wouldn’t want my legs to be criticized on my wedding day. You don’t HAVE to have a garter toss, I know lots of brides (of all shapes) that have skipped it. Some traditions are dying.

You can incorporate chevy somewhere else in your wedding.

Post # 4
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My MIL made my garter, and I bought a cheap, regular sized one for the toss. I put the toss garter on about ten mins before the toss and only up to my knee.

Post # 5
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been to one wedding where the garter catcher puts the garter on the bouquet catcher… is that what you are talking about? If so, again I have only see that once, in all the tons of other weddings I’ve ever been to that has never been done, the garter is caught, everyone laughs, and then everyone moves on with the night. There’s no reason anyone has to put on a toss garter.

Personally, we didn’t do either the bouquet toss or garter. We had no interest in gathering people together to do this stuff.

Post # 6
2812 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Your groom could also just take the toss garter out of his pocket, or have someone hand it to him right before the toss. That’s what we did, since I didn’t want DH going up my skirt in front of everybody and their grandma. 

Post # 7
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I lost this battle (plus sized bride here) and my groom is insisting. I read up on this — in south Louisiana we don’t have the garter put on the catchee of the bouquet — so I am going to get a regular one and put it at knee height he can toss it (wouldn’t agree to attach it to a football or anything different) … I so don’t need my groom under my dress. anti this tradition MUCH but he’s insisting. 

Post # 8
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@oxstardust421xo:  If your only looking for a toss garter, try ebay.

I got a garter and toss garter for $10

Also, the garter I got is a one size fits all, its not tight and it doesnt pinch me and create leg fat lol. It might be good for you

Post # 9
7 posts

I made my own for under $10. I ordered stretch lace from Etsy, sewed a seam in the back, sewed some flowers on, and there you go! Here it is when it was halfway done:


Post # 10
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a plus-size gal, and I made my garter as well.  It cost me less than $10 in materials and it was quite easy to make.  It’s not overly intricate, but it’s my ‘something blue’ and personalized with my new last initial.


As for the garter being used for the toss garter, I would just have your groom keep another one in your pocket and toss that.  If you do that, you also get to keep your garter as a keepsake.


Here’s a rather large picture of my garter.

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