Wedding History Series: The Bouquet and Garter Toss

Ditch it or Keep it...

Well lets hear the history on it first and then decide. You’d be surprised to find out the garter toss is one of the oldest traditions! In the past, tearing off a piece of the brides clothing was known to be good luck. You can all imagine this got out of hand so, in order to keep the bride from getting her dress nearly ripped off her body this is where the bouquet and garter toss originated from. Brides began throwing their bouquets and garters to guest as a symbol of good luck. The lucky person to catch the bouquet or garter would be the next to find and marry their soul mate. 
Many people are NOT fans of the garter or bouquet toss. You can hear Oh Lovely Day's strong perspective :) here. 
We agree on many of her points but can also see how some of you want to hold on to tradition. I guess our main point would be to do it because you want to, not because you are supposed to!
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We found these handmade vintage garters and fell in love with all their unique designs! They are made with Swarovski crystals and jewels, which are then sewn onto various colors of French imported ivory lace. This website also has great accessories from jewelry to bouquet wraps, which are a beautiful accent to a vintage inspired wedding. 
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