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Keepsake Garters

August 10, 2009

By Bethany

The tradition of the bride wearing a garter has been around for decades.  Originally, it was said that having an article of the brides clothing would bring good luck and the male guests would tear off pieces of the brides dress.  The brides did not care for this and a new tradition started.  The brides began wearing a garter and throwing it at the end of the ceremony to keep the men at bay.  Today, the garter is taken off the bride, by the groom and thrown to the single men at the reception.  The lucky guy to catch the garter is said to be the next to get married.  Today, many brides wear two garters; one to throw and one to keep.  Keepsake garters are usually fancier and made of richer fabrics, such as silk.  There are many options of keepsake garters to choose from.  Everything from hand- dyed silk garters to “something blue” garters.  Here at M&J’s we have a great selection as well!

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