(Closed) Something old…Mom's divorced, is it weird to wear her garter?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

To be honest, I would find wearing my mother’s undergarments pretty weird regardless of whether she was still married to my dad! But, if you’re comfortable wearing it, then I think it’s fine. I’m not a big one for superstition, so I don’t believe that wearing something owned by someone who got divorced means anything.

If you want to wear it, then go ahead!

Post # 5
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@LadyElva:  also agree.

Wearing my mothers undergarments just creeps me out. I love her to death..but would rather find something else.

Post # 6
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MountainLove:  i would never wear my mother’s garter. That is just too weird for me!


Why don’t you take it and incorporate that into your bouquet? Use the lace on the stems?

Post # 7
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Too weird for me 

Post # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think wearing your mom’s lingere is weird regardless of her marital status.

Post # 9
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MountainLove:  ACK my mom reeeealllllllly wants me to wear her garter. First of all, she was a size 0 when she got married and I am not. She keeps telling me “you can just wear it around your ankle.” Um, what?!!!! …. and second its so weird!!! And we arent even doing a garter toss!!!! I honestly dont understand her and wont be wearing it lol.

Post # 10
2934 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@MountainLove:  I think it’s weird for two reasons: 1. It’s like lingerie, it’s an intimate item 2. The marriage has ended. It’s less weird because she didn’t actually remember to wear it, but I like a PP’s suggestion of using it on your bouquet or something. You can incorporate it somehow to honor your mom without wearing it on your thigh.

Post # 11
8103 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

30-year old elastic doesn’t usually work the way it’s supposed to. I would be worried about it falling down.

Post # 13
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My parents are divorced, I wore Mom’s garter, and there was nothing “icky” about it at all. I don’t see how something that goes on your thigh is considered “intimate”- it’s not like I wore her bra or panties!

Yes, my parents’ marriage ended in divorce, but I was one of the (three) best things that happened in their marriage- I wouldn’t be here today without that marriage. So for me, it was a nice way to honor that marriage, regardless of it’s outcome.

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