(Closed) What’s the point of a garter?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s a symbol of deflowering. One leg is adequate for purposes of symbolism. See here.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

According to wikipedia there used to be a belief that taking an article of the brides clothing would bring good luck. 

But traditionally they used to be to hold up stockings – before the days of elastic πŸ˜‰

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

So your husband can rip it off with his teeth!

Haha we AREN’T doing the traditional garter toss infront of my 80 year old grandparents, but I’m still going to wear one πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Interesting post, I’ve always wondered about it! I am going to get a garter cause I think its cute….I’m still on the fence if I want my soon to be hubs exploring under my dress for it in front of all our guests πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I totally agree with you about it feeling annoying on your leg. I got one with my monogram and plan to wear it on our wedding night πŸ™‚ Although it won’t be a symbol of deflowering LOL. Embarassed

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Great question and LOL, these replies are cracking me up!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

wait…. he has to rip it off with his TEETH??? Can’t he just slip it off??? 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MrsSpine: lol I was just kidding, but yes- I’ve seen grooms do this before! When you’re married you need to start doing things married couples do (hehe just joshing you)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i hate the whole garter thing. horror show. i’d buy almost ANY wedding-related accessory, in my enthusiasm (i’ve even bought a vintage silk lingerie bag, and a padded hangar for my dress). but i draw the line at the — sorry, i know this is wrong, i should be saying this, someone stop me — i draw the line at that tack-o-rama-fest of the garter toss. no way, jose. the garter was totally never something done at wedding when i was growing up — first time i saw it, i was in my twenties — and i ain’t doing it now. (sorry for the bluntness, girls! forgive me!)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@sleepy:  AMEN sister friend πŸ™‚ I’ve never seen a single garter toss that was done tastefully. I guess it depends on the crowd. My grandfather would probably have a heart attack if he witnessed such a thing.. lol

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The point of the garter is to give you and your groom a sexytime accessory to play with. πŸ˜›

I definitely don’t like the frilly, lacy, itchy blue garters that look like they were purchased from the dollar store…a red silk garter, on the other hand, would be fabulous.

As to taking the thing off in public and tossing it into a crowd of men, I don’t find it incredibly appropriate, haha.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I opted not to do the garter toss, I just want more time spent having fun on the dance floor with friends and family!! 

Pren79:  Thanks for the lesson, I never knew that!  I just thought it was for fun! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

ok now i have a garter related question. that article that pren posted said that you wear it just below your  knee. I thought you wore it on your thigh? Am I missing something? How come they don’t tell you these things

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@brit- i thought it was worn on the thigh too.

all– i think it might mean a bit more too in traditional times when more people waited for marriage… can you imagine how excited the guy would be?? my thighs are old news at this point and my grandma doesn’t need to see him all up in my dress poking around. πŸ™‚

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