Wedding and Bridal Garters: Everything You Need to Know

Find out everything you need to know about wedding garters and their tradition - along with a selection of our favourite bridal garter styles

Wedding garter

Are you planning on wearing a wedding garter on your wedding day? Browse our edit of the best wedding garters for every type of bride.

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If you are feeling unsure on whether you want to wear a garter or have questions about the tradition then scroll to the end to find answers to all the bridal garter questions you might have.

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Lace Wedding Garters

A lace wedding garter is the traditional style for brides to wear. For a comfortable fit choose a lace wedding garter with a soft elastic finish so the garter stays up but doesn’t slip.

Aurelia Bridal Garter – John Lewis

Lace bridal garter

If you are looking for a white wedding garter that is pretty and traditional then the Aurelia bridal garter from John Lewis is exactly what you have been looking for. The Aurelia bridal lingerie collection – also available from John Lewis – perfectly matches this garter.

READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide to Bridal Lingerie

Rosalind Garter – BHLDN

Lace garter

Are you searching for a simple garter that will sit subtly under your wedding dress? Then the Rosalind garter from BHLDN will be a great fit for you. This no-fuss garter is made from simple lace and is completed with a pale blue bow.

Ivory Lace Garter – Debenhams

Lace edge bridal garter

This ivory lace garter from Debenhams has a pretty ruched edge and an elasticated satin centre that is finished with diamante detail. It also comes in a beautiful presentation box making it a great choice for a gift.

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Blue Wedding Garters

Why not have your bridal garter also double up as your something blue? We have picked out some of our favourite blue wedding garters for you to browse.

Simply Love Bridal Garter – Mabelicious Bridal

Blue lace wedding garter

We love the pretty pale blue colour of this bridal garter from Mabelicious Bridal. You can choose from blue, white, ivory or black lace and also have your choice of a crystal or pearl embellishment in the centre.

Lace Garter – Boux Avenue

Blue bridal garter

This ivory lace garter from Boux Avenue is perfect for brides on a budget – priced at just £10. If you are looking for a traditional bridal garter with just a hint of blue then this is the perfect style for you.

Bluebella Bridal Garter – John Lewis

Blue wedding garter

We adore the soft lace of this garter from John Lewis – it comes with a stretchy finish making it a comfortable fit. The blue bow is then a pretty finishing touch to make this appropriate for your something blue.

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Unique Wedding Garters

Do you want a wedding garter that is a little bit different? Browse our selection of unusual and unique garters for brides.

Make Your Own Wedding Garter – Amazon

DIY wedding garter

For something totally unique this embellished fabric from Amazon can be used to make your very own wedding garter. We love the idea of making something that is totally unique to you.

SEE MORE: DIY Wedding Ideas

Personalised Satin Garter – eBay

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This gorgeous satin garter from eBay comes mounted on a personalised card that includes the bride’s name – making it a great gift idea for the bride.

Embroidered Wedding Garter with Crystals – Britten Weddings

Personalised garter

For a wedding garter that is simple, elegant and won’t show up under your dress then this dainty embroidered style from Britten Weddings has a unique design and can be personalised with your initials.

Garter Making Kit – The Crafty Hen

DIY garter kit

We love the idea of making your wedding garter at your hen party. Why not order these garter making kits from The Crafty Hen – you could then choose the best garter to wear on your wedding day.

READ MORE: Hen Party Day Activities – Ideas for Every Type of Bride

Luxury Wedding Garters

Add some luxe to your bridal style with a high end wedding garter – if you want to spend a little bit more on your wedding garter and make it something you keep as a special reminder of your wedding day then take a look at some of our favourites.

Nude Lace Wedding Garter – Britten Weddings

champagne wedding garter

This eyelash lace bridal garter from Britten Weddings is available in this sophisticated champagne shade and comes in a range of sizes so you can choose a perfect fit. You will also be in great company as the lace is sourced from the same place as the lace used for the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.

Eyelash Lace Wedding Garter – The Wedding Garter Co

Eyelash lace garter

Another gorgeous eyelash lace wedding garter – this pretty ivory style from The Wedding Garter Co is a more subtle design and would work beautifully with a wedding dress made from the same style of lace.

SEE MORE: The Most Gorgeous Lace Wedding Dresses

Something Blue Garter – Lucie Green Couture

Something blue garter

This beaded garter form Lucie Green Couture has a luxury feel with its pearl strands and crystal detailing. The unique style also makes it a little bit different from a traditional lace bridal garter.

Pearl Wedding Garters

Add some vintage style to your bridal garter by choosing to have one that is embellished with pearls.

Adjustable Pearl Garter – Amazon

Adjustable wedding garter

If you are unsure on what size to order your garter then this adjustable pearl style from Amazon is perfect for you. We love the delicate detail and it can be fastened to fit you perfectly.

Vintage Inspired Garter – Mabelicious Bridal

1920s wedding garter

This pretty pearl wedding garter from Mabelicious Bridal will add some Gatsby glam to your wedding style. The crystal and pearl detailing is a gorgeous finishing touch.

Silk and Pearl Garter – Britten Weddings

pearl garter

If lace just isn’t your thing then this silk and pearl bridal garter from Britten Weddings might be more your style. A simple satin band is completed with two crystal flowers that are joined together with a row of pearls.

Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Garters

Got a question about bridal garters? We are here to help – browse our frequently asked questions for everything you need to know.

Do You Have to Wear a Wedding Garter?

It is completely up to you – some brides want to wear a wedding garter and some don’t. So if it’s not for you then don’t worry about it, or if you want to wear one then hopefully one of our stunning ideas above suits your style.

What is the Tradition of a Wedding Garter?

The wedding garter is to be worn hidden under the bride’s dress, the tradition is that the groom would then retrieve the garter and then there is the ‘garter toss’, where all the single men at the wedding try to catch it.

However, if you are not a fan of the ‘garter toss’ but still want to wear a garter then we say go for it!

Which Leg Do You Wear a Wedding Garter?

You can wear your wedding garter on whichever leg feels more comfortable. If you are wearing a garter to keep and a less expensive ‘tossing garter’ then wear the one to toss lower down on your leg so the correct one is thrown.

Where On Your Leg Do You Wear a Wedding Garter?

The garter is worn at mid-thigh level and is hidden by the wedding dress.

How Much Does a Wedding Garter Cost?

Much like anything, costs can vary greatly! If you are planning your big day on a budget then you could pick up a garter for less than £10, or for something more luxurious prices start at £30-£50.

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