In need of a garter for my upcoming June wedding, and to satisfy my ever growing need to be creative, I thought I would make one.
I grabbed a few items from the craft store down the street from me (which is sadly closing), and dug into my overflowing sewing box at home to find what I need to make a fun bridal garter that matches my wedding shoes.
It only took me an hour or so, a few blue sequins a little lace and organza ribbon and voilà!
But the desire to constantly create was still lingering and quite insistent. So I picked up the needle and thread and made another garter, this time with teal and red accents. Just to push the theme a little more towards circus.
For anyone who is not familiar with what the garter is for at an American wedding, I will explain : First the bride does the bouquet toss, where she gathers all the unmarried young women who are in attendance, then turns around and tosses the bouquet over her shoulder to the young ladies waiting behind her with eagerly outstretched hands. She who catches the bouquet is said to be the next one to get married!
Then the groom, takes the bride and sits her down in in the center of the dance floor and with much well-behaved cheekiness pulls the garter off of the brides leg. Ooh la la chéri! Then he gathers all the unmarried young men, turns around and tosses it over his shoulder to them. The young man who catches it must then, with well-behaved cheekiness or NOT! (depending on the amount of champagne that has been consumed) will then put the garter on the thigh of the young lady who caught the bouquet. This game is hopefully done in much fun and good humor and well just a bit of subdued sexiness couldn’t hurt! After all, we all KNOW what the bride and groom will most likely be up to after the reception, non?!? 😉
So back to the results of my little creativity binge. Now I have two cute garters and I CANNOT decide between them!
Well, I have decided to let you lovely people decide! Vote for the red or the blue garter, and I will wear the one with the most votes.
Poll ends in a month!
Aaaaand! The garter that gets the least amount of votes will be given away to a randomly chosen person who comments on this blog post! So if you want a chance at winning, do leave a comment. (If you don’t want a garter just say so in your comment and if you are randomly chosen, I will randomly pick someone else!)