Rachel
Dedicated September 2021

Do people still wear garters?

Rachel, on August 8, 2021 at 10:20 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 24
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Ok so I am a little older . lol Is this still a thing even?

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Latest activity by Heather, on August 19, 2021 at 2:34 PM
  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    Yes its still a thing, but not really. I'm not wearing one. Its up to you what you want to do. Seems a lot of people are skipping it lately.

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  • Lav
    Devoted October 2022
    Lav ·
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    I am not wearing. #dontrecomend
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I didn’t wear one. We didn’t do the garter or bouquet tosses so I didn’t see the point 🤷‍♀️ But people still wear them.
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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I'm wearing one
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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    We aren’t going a garter toss but I bought one anyway. Come to think of idk if it even fits! 😂 I only bought it surprise my FH the night of. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    I'm not. I don't even know what they're for 🤷🏼‍♀️
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  • S
    Expert November 2021
    Sara ·
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    I suppose people still might wear them underneath their dresses, but I haven't seen an actual garter toss in years. I'd definitely recommend skipping a garter toss since the concept is rooted in sexist principles and they're so uncomfortable to watch for the guests Smiley winking

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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2022
    Samantha ·
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    I wear them if I am wearing stockings, since they hold the stockings up. But these are functional garters, not the type of garter that is meant for show.
    If I do wear them for the wedding, they’ll be the double clip kind to attach to my shape-wear, and definitely not to be taken off at the wedding.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    I did. I really didn’t want to but my husband convinced me and it ended up being a really funny part of the evening.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    To be honest, I have never seen the garter toss in real life at any wedding I have attended (out of many so maybe it the social circle?). On the fence about it since I don’t care either way. But they’re still being sold so someone is buying them.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    They're definitely not a thing here where I live, so I won't be wearing one.

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  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
    Samantha ·
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    I'm definitely not doing that, or the bouquet toss. It's so cringy watching the groom grope up the bride's dress in front of friends and family...
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  • Candace
    Devoted March 2022
    Candace ·
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    I don't want to do the garter toss at my wedding. I know my family will wonder why I'm not. It's one of those old-fashioned traditions that can just go away, in my opinion. However, I think I might get one to surprise the groom with on our wedding night.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I didn’t. I skipped the garter and bouquet toss. A lot of couples skip those these days. Totally up to you.
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  • Megan
    Dedicated February 2023
    Megan ·
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    I’m not! Personally just not a big fan of them. I caught the bouquet at the last wedding I was (got engaged right after that so I guess that tradition does stand!) and a groomsman caught the garter. He had to put it on me in front of the whole wedding and I’ve never felt so uncomfortable in my life lol. He was very sweet about it though! It was in that exact moment that I said I would never do it at my own wedding though LOL. We’re all about traditions but that’s one that we’re skipping
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  • Samantha
    Expert May 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Oh wow I didnt know that was a thing yikes! That would make me SUPER uncomfortable lol

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  • Megan
    Dedicated February 2023
    Megan ·
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    Girl I didn’t know it was a thing either until it happened 😂😂
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  • Katherine
    Expert October 2021
    Katherine ·
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    I'm wearing one and doing garter toss
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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    Me to. I think they are fun. We have even had quite a few guests asking if we are doing it because they prefer that over the shoe game and the anniversary dance.
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  • C
    Dedicated July 2021
    Charlotte ·
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    Yep people still wear it but I didn’t and I’m sooo glad I didn’t.
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