Fun Facts: Wedding Garter Traditon

Fun facts:

wedding garter traditon

wedding garter tradition

Wedding Garter Traditon-
Back in the 1300’s, one of the superstitions was that taking a piece of the bride’s clothing would grant the guests good luck. Many guests would literally tear cloth from the bride’s dress (which made for a very peeved bride!). So, in an attempt to stave off greedy luck-seekers, many brides began to throw items to guests that could be easily removed from her person and that included her garter. Eventually, grooms began to remove the garter and tossed it to the men as a means to prevent tipsy male guests from trying to do the deed themselves. In an effort to help the women feel included, it eventually became customary for the bride to throw her bouquet at the female guests.Wearing a garter on your wedding day is like wearing a little piece of history!

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