Why should I choose a custom garter?
Each garter is made to order and designed to fit your exact thigh size, which means that your garter is truly one of a kind. In addition, I offer custom design options to make it extra special such as hand embroidery and Swarovski Crystal personalization of your initials, monogram or wedding date. Visit the Gallery to see some of my custom designs. Have an idea for a themed garter or just want to change the color of an existing design? Fill out the Contact Us form and I will help you design the perfect garter.
What is the symbolism of the bridal garter/garter toss?
In ancient times, it was considered good luck to have a piece of the bride’s gown. In today’s society, many brides wear a garter as a beautiful keepsake of their wedding day. Some brides incorporate special details into their garters to symbolize or honor their spouse or have some fun with a theme that the couple enjoys. Many brides will include a garter photo in their wedding photo list, or save the garter for their spouse to discover on their wedding night.
Do I have to do the garter toss at my wedding?
As with any wedding tradition, it is entirely up to you! Some couples use it as a chance to entertain their guests and will incorporate props. Some couples do variations such as putting the garter on a football or teddy bear before tossing it. Others skip it altogether.
Do you offer garter sets?
Absolutely! Many of my designs now come as a set with a coordinating toss garter. Please contact me if you would like to purchase a custom set. Pricing varies according to materials.
I don't want to spend a lot on a garter that I am going to give away! Do you offer simple toss garters?
I do offer simple toss garters in white, ivory, or blue. They are ⅞” fine satin with a coordinating bow and Swarovski crystal or faux pearl accent. These can be purchased for $12.50 each.
How should I measure my thigh for my garter?
It is very important that you use a soft measuring tape (not a metal one), as the measurement must be accurate. If you don’t have a soft measuring tape, use a string and wrap it around your leg in the exact spot you will wear your garter. Cut the string and then hold it next to a ruler or measuring tape. If you order a set, the toss garter (which is usually worn below the keepsake garter) size will be adjusted according to the size of the keepsake garter. Click here for a printable measuring tape.
What if my garter doesn’t fit exactly?
Don’t panic! If your garter is a little too tight or loose, move it up or down your thigh until you find a comfortable spot. I include fashion tape with all of my stretch lace designs, to ensure a secure fit. Fashion tape is included free with any satin garter at your request.
I see a design I like but would like a different color/embellishment. Can these be changed?
Yes! I welcome your customization requests. All garters can be customized to match your theme, color, or style. Prices may vary according to materials. Please allow 7-14 additional days for the production of a custom garter. Please fill out the Contact Us form.
How do I get started on a custom garter order?
I'd like to incorporate fabric from (mother's/grandmother's) wedding dress. Can this be done?
It's such a beautiful thing to be able to carry a special memory of your loved ones. I truly enjoy turning beautiful family wedding gowns into heirloom garters that can be passed down through the generations. Please visit the Heirloom Garter page to view more information about the process.
I have an idea for a custom garter but am not sure how to pull it all together. May I contact you for help?
Absolutely! Please fill out the Contact Us form or call me at (678) 783-6241 (between 9am-5pm EST, Mon-Fri) to discuss your ideas.
I would like to buy a garter as a gift, but am not sure of the recipient’s thigh measurement. Is there a standard size?
Just like snowflakes, no two thighs are alike! My standard satin garter will stretch from 17-21 inches. Stretch lace garters require a more precise measurement, as different laces have varying degrees of stretch.
Do you offer extended sizes?Yes! Please contact me for sizes over 29 inches. There is no extra charge for extended sizes.