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We offer a wide selection of beautiful bridal garters in white or ivory
organza and satin fabrics from Cathy's Concepts. If you need something
blue, we also have the perfect selection of blue trimmed bridal garters.
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What is a garter?
- A garter is often worn
by newlywed brides. It is the groom's privilege to remove the garter and
toss it to the male guests. The symbolism to deflowering is unambiguous.
Historically, this tradition also relates to the belief that taking an
article of the bride's clothing would bring good luck. As this often resulted
in the destruction of the bride's dress, the tradition arose for the bride
to toss articles of clothing to the guests, including the garter. Sometimes,
if the guests were drunk, they would try to remove the garter ahead of
time, and consequently the tradition arose for the groom to remove it
himself and toss it to the guests, in order to protect his bride from
molestation by the guests. -