- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
The history of the garter toss comes from it being ‘good luck’ to have a piece of the wedding attire. People would literally swarm the newly weds and tear at the bride. To avoid this, the bride would toss her garter and while people were fighting over the scrap, the newly weds would escape.
Garter tosses do not have to be an awkward, sexual display. You do not have to have a ‘removal’. Like I had a toss bouquet that was separate from the actual flowers I carried down the aisle, we also had a ‘toss garter’ which was not the same garter I wore on my leg. I had a very elegant two-piece set and kept the more elaborate garter for myself and the more plain garter was left with the toss bouquet. This avoided any awkwardness of my husband having to dive beneath my dress for the garter; we simply tossed the spare.