Wednesday, May 9, 2012

La Gartier

The garter toss has been around for ages, but the tradition has changed. It used to be that the bride and groom had to show proof of their wedding consummation, and in order to do so, it was common tradition to have people such as family and friends come into the room with the couple. The "witnesses" would obtain the garter as "proof" of the consummation. Another tradition of good luck was obtaining a piece of undergarments from the couple, so onlookers would try to grab them. This, however, was not a tradition that the bride or groom were found of, and so the tradition moved from the bedroom to the reception room. This is the tradition we know today- where the groom removes the garter from the bride's leg and tosses it at all of the single men.

Now, much like other accessories the bride wears on her big day, garters have become a staple of fashion. Bows, lace, rhinestones, pearls-etc-La Gartier has brides covered with the most glamours garters you will find! Don't see exactly what you want? No problem! Brides can get a customized garter to fit her style and personality. "Brides have the opportunity to pick from a wide array of materials to create an entirely unique, personalized garter for her special day--to keep for the rest of her life. Pick from silk trim to grosgrain ribbon, from fresh sea water pearls to swarovski crystal rhinestones, all the way to the designer's collection of vintage jewelry....La Gartier has everything you need to make a garter that says 'YOU'", says their web site.

Need some inspiration or want to take a look at their collection? Visit their catalog or "custom gallery" for ideas on the perfect design for your big day! Below are 2 from their unique collection. 

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