How to choose a wedding garter

You can help narrow your garter focus by identifying what your bridal style is.

Do you gravitate towards: Traditional, Bling, Vintage, Contemporary, or Retro?

–Traditional brides love a simple white silk fabric or ribbon garter with light blue embroidery.

Garter set with pompom gift bag
Custom made garter, cream, pearl, lace, A1006G

–Bling brides love fancy and sparkly styles… make sure there’s some shiny beading and sequins on your fabric or lace garter.

hair bridal netting stones pearls head band

–Vintage brides love lacy styles. Check out soft, lacy garters, perhaps incorporating a cameo or antique embellishment.

Rose, cream, lace, silk, wedding garter
Mouton collection garter A1004G

–Contemporary brides love something unique and distinct. Get a garter in a fun, modern lace, or an unexpected color combination.

Lavender, Mint wedding garter set
Lavender, Mint wedding garter set G20140919 R310.00

–Retro brides love incorporating bows, flowers, hearts, buttons, or other playfully themed pieces.

Something Blue flower garter set
Soft powder blue, cream flower lace wedding garter B1001G


Consider the silhouette of your wedding dress. Is it a tighter fitting sheath that requires you to  wear a flat, low profile garter? Or do you have a mid-size to fuller skirt and room for some garter frills?

Pink rose garter
Pink rose garter set A10020G

If you are wearing a sheath and fall in love with a bulky garter, don’t worry! Keep the garter off during your ceremony and reception.

wedding garter bridal netting
bridal netting wedding garter A10012G

Just before the garter toss, sneak away and slip the garter on. You can be happy wearing the garter that you want, without displaying bumpy bulk underneath your dress.

Pretty meets sultry…

White garter
Luxury White garter A10018G


Do you want to incorporate a pop of color or keep your garter a traditional white with a touch of light blue? Feeling bold?

Black lace heart Wedding garter

Opt for a garter in your favorite bright color. Can’t decide? Choose a garter in white or ivory, and ask for a toss garter in whatever color you would like. You’ll have the best of both worlds: a classic garter with a fun punch of color!


Would you like to personalize your garter by adding a family heirloom (that “something old” you’ve been looking for

New trends wedding garter

Maybe you want embroidery on your garter, such as your new initials, wedding date, or a romantic quote? It is totally up to you.


And finally, instead of over thinking it, go with your gut. A garter should be a fun choice, not a stressful one.

At the end of the day, no one else has to see it, it doesn’t have to match your dress, or coordinate with your wedding colors at all… it can be your (and your groom’s!) little secret

Wedding garter
Wedding garter

Choose whatever makes you the happiest.

See our wide selection of wedding garters.


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