Symbolism of The Wedding Garter Tradition

Weddings are lovely ceremonies, and many couples plan various activities to keep their guests entertained. Ever thought of the best activity to add to the list of your reception events on your wedding day? Then you can give the wedding garter tradition a try. The wedding garter tradition is mostly done at the end of the reception where eligible bachelors of marriageable age come together to catch the lingerie of the bride, which would be thrown to the gathered bachelors. Supposedly, whoever is lucky enough to catch it will be next to get married.

So, if you are still wondering if you should do it or not, or if it is right or not, then this article is for you.

First of all, what is a wedding garter?

A wedding garter is known as a piece of underwear—lingerie—that the bride wears underneath her wedding dress. Historically, it was typically worn just for the sole purpose of holding socks. However, the trend has been turned to the purpose of the garter toss during wedding ceremonies.
Modern and trendy wedding garters are made with full lace held up by an elastic band. They are worn on the middle of the thighs, which mostly gives off a seductive and sultry effect. The wedding garter can also be passed from one generation to another.

Unlike how it used to be as dated back in the early history of the wedding garter tradition, the modern trend of the wedding garter tradition is mostly seen as a fun way for newly-wedded couples to entertain their guests.

What does the wedding garter symbolize?

Basically, the wedding garter is a symbol of luck and love. It also denotes the symbol of virginity and purity as well as the matrimonial consummation between the bride and the groom. The wedding garter also symbolizes family ties and traditions. The wedding garter is also a symbol of sexuality, sensuality, and of course, fashion.

Finally, the wedding garter is typically taken off from the bride’s thigh by the groom and then tosses to the gathered bachelors. Also, the wedding garter tradition is compulsory as it is not every couple that fancies the idea of the wedding garter tradition. There are many other fun rituals that you can perform on your wedding day. Stay tuned as we would be uploading the latest wedding trends that we are loving and we believe you would love too.

Photography/Videography: Dalton Young Weddings