Post # 1
When my now husband and I were engaged and deciding what kind of wedding we wanted we decided nothing real big or super fancy and not adhere to all the traditional things but we did have some, such as cutting the cake, having a dance etc. But one thing inparticular my husband asked is if I would wear a garter, not to tradtionally throw it but he wanted to keep it, even keeps it in his glove box in his truck lol.
Post # 2
As long as he’s not removing it in front of a crowd and it’s something private between the two of you, why not?
I’ll be an older, second time bride and will be skipping it but I skipped it the first time around as well. I find the public garter removal cringe-worthy.
Post # 3
What does age have to do with it? I thought it was a sexist tradition lacking in class when I was married in my late 20s. If he just wants one to keep, I guess that’s up to you, but I’d find the symbolism problematic.
Post # 4
Although I wasn’t in my 40s when I got married, I wore a garter but never tossed it or showed anyone that I was wearing it. I thought the tradition was to do with guests wanting a piece of the bride’s outfit for luck, I don’t see what age would have to do with it? I would just do what makes you happy.
Post # 5
I wore one, but didn’t toss it
Post # 6
I was 43. My husband loved the garter and wanted to keep it. So I wore it and then he kept it.
Post # 7
sweetnicole : thought about it, only to surprise fh with in private later as a menento. But as I’ll be wearing spanx. Not a good look. Lol.
My first husband asked for one, too.
Post # 8
I wasn’t quite 40, but I got one as a surprise for him, with his favourite sports team branding as my something blue. He thought it was hilarious but we kept it between ourselves.
Post # 9
Nah, I didn’t care for that particular tradition.
Post # 10
I married at 21, over 40 years ago. I didn’t wear one and didn’t throw anything.
My daughters married in the last 6 years. They didn’t wear one, or throw anything. My younger daughter has never seen a garter thrown.