Heirloom Garters


Do you have a cherished family wedding gown or other item that you wish to have incorporated into an heirloom garter? Heirloom garters make beautiful gifts that can be passed down through the generations. I have also made pocket squares, handkerchiefs, and even dress squares from older gowns that can be sewn into a cherished bride's new gown.

Please contact me to discuss the creation of an heirloom wedding garter or other item. If possible, please have available a photo and the approximate age of the dress or item, along with the parts you wish to incorporate into the garter. The condition of the dress or item will determine what elements can be used. 

Prices for heirloom garters are determined by materials used/requested, time spent on garter design and assembly and other add-ons such as hand embroidery and other specific design requests. 

Once the design is approved, a custom listing is placed on the website from which you can order. Please note that I don't order any materials or begin work until your order has been placed.  Additional fees may be charged after order placement for design changes resulting in the use or purchase of extra materials or requiring extra production hours.

Please keep the style/fit/length of your wedding gown into account when choosing and agreeing on a garter design. Certain styles such as sheath or mermaid are fitted close to the leg and your garter may show through.

Garters may be created entirely from your dress/item, or from a combination of old and new materials. You may choose to send just the pieces you wish to include, or, if the idea of cutting a precious family dress/item yourself is terrifying, or you're not really sure what parts you'd like to use, you may send the entire garment. 

Throughout the process, I will contact you with photos to ensure your approval of the final design. Production of heirloom items may take up to 21 business days from date of order, receipt of dress, item or fabric and finalization of details. Completed garter/set is not sent out until final customer approval has been granted via phone, text or email. 

The price for an heirloom garter starts at $90 and includes one-on-one design consulting throughout the process. Handkerchiefs, pocket squares and dress square prices vary according to size and details. Additional fees may apply for return shipping, handling and insurance of gown, item and/or fabric. Heirloom garters and items are packaged in a signature keepsake box, tied with a purple ribbon and wrapped in designer tissue. 

Heirloom Garter Policy

Please note that upon sending your dress or other item, you are giving permission for your garment(s) or item to be cut or altered. I may have to work around stains and damaged areas to obtain usable fabric or materials for your new item. Please be sure to wrap your garment in plastic when shipping for extra protection and choose a shipping method with tracking and insurance. True Purple Designs will not be held responsible for replacing your wedding gown, veil, clothing, jewelry, item or fabric after it has been cut to create your garter or other heirloom item. It is the customer's responsibility to obtain permission from all concerned parties before sending the gown or item to be used.

By placing your order you are agreeing to the terms of the Heirloom Garter Policy.