(Closed) Should you hide the garter from the groom?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Show the groom the garter before the wedding?
    Yes! Who cares?? : (17 votes)
    61 %
    No way, it's a surprise just like the dress is! : (9 votes)
    32 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Eh I don’t think it matters. My Darling Husband saw mine. The garter IMO is very trivial compared to the dress or your overall look.

    I’ve never heard of this tradition. I think you’re fine!

    Post # 5
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve never heard of that being a surprise.

    It’s a pretty new thing for garters to be anything special anyway.

    Post # 6
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I made the one that he has to go and get so he hasn’t seen that one since I personalized it with a little something for him, but I did show him the throw away one and he likes what I did with it. He says: “that’s original”

    Post # 7
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I didn’t show my husband my garter before the wedding, only because I figured he wouldn’t care.

    The only time I can see it being a “surprise,” like the dress, is if a bride got a garter customized to her groom’s tastes. Like on Etsy, I’ve seen girls with firefighter garters or garters in the theme of a college team or something.

    My garter was simple and pretty, and something more for me than him, so I just didn’t feel compelled to show him ahead of time.

    In other words…I definitely don’t think you did anything wrong!

    Post # 9
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i voted other.  it really depends on the couple.  obviously you guys don’t care, so why worry about it?  lol.

    Post # 11
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve never heard of keeping the garter a surprise for the groom.

    Darling Husband didn’t see mine but that’s because he didn’t care.  If he’d wanted to see it, I’d have shown him.

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