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The Wedding Garter

The wedding garter is thought to be the oldest wedding tradition, dating back to the dark ages.  The wedding garter toss became a game for the groom’s party; the bridal party would toss the garter and whoever caught it on their nose would be the next to marry.

Wedding guests used to try to touch the wedding garter for good luck.  The tradition got rowdier and rowdier to the point where guests would try to undress the bride in order to get to her garter.  Nowadays this tradition has become tamer and the bride will simply throw her garter at the end of the celebrations.  Many brides choose to keep their garters as wedding keepsakes and when you see this lovely lot, you’ll understand why.

Source: etsy.com via Sherry on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Dani on Pinterest

 

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