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Tips on Finding Your Garter Style

Guest Blogging with Jaime Lawson of Bleu Garters

This morning I'm happy to welcome Jaime of Bleu Garters to my blog who will be sharing her tips to finding your garter style.


Decisions, decisions, decisions - there's more than a couple to make when it comes to planning a wedding. Although its obvious, constantly remind yourself that the less you stress about making each little decision, the more fun planning a wedding becomes. In hopes of giving you some clarity on the garter choice, here are some tips on finding your garter style.

First, let's get the technical nitty-gritty out of the way: the bulk factor. How big or small does your garter need to be? Consider the silhouette of your wedding dress. Is it a tighter fitting sheath, so that you will need a flat, low profile garter? Or do you have a mid-size to fuller skirt and room for some garter frills? If you are wearing a sheath and fall in love with a bulky garter, don't fret. Keep the garter off during your ceremony and reception. Just before the garter toss, sneak away and slip the garter on. You can be happy wearing the garter that you want, without displaying bumpy bulk underneath your dress.

Now think about your bridal style…
• Traditional brides love a simple white silk fabric or ribbon garter with light blue embroidery.
• Bling brides love fancy and sparkly styles... make sure there's some shiny beading and sequins on your fabric or lace garter.
• Vintage brides love lacy styles.  Check out soft, lacy garters, perhaps incorporating a cameo or antique embellishment.
• Contemporary brides love something unique and distinct. Get a garter in a fun, modern lace, or an unexpected color combination.
• Retro brides love incorporating bows, hearts, buttons, or other playfully themed pieces on their garter.

Do you want to incorporate a pop of color, or keep your garter a traditional white with a touch of light blue?  Feeling bold? Opt for a garter in your favorite bright color! Can't decide? Choose a garter in white or ivory, and ask for a toss garter in whatever color you would like. You'll have the best of both worlds: a classic garter with that fun punch of color to toss!

Would you like to personalize your garter by adding a family heirloom (that "Something old" you've been looking to incorporate)? Would you like embroidery on your garter, such as your new initials, wedding date, or a romantic quote?

And finally, instead of overthinking it, go with your gut. A garter should be a fun choice, not a stressful one.  At the end of the day, no one else has to see it, it doesn't have to match your dress, or coordinate with your wedding colors at all… it can be your (and your groom's) little secret. Choose whatever makes you the happiest!.


Such great tips Jaime. Thank you Jaime for joining me and my readers today to share your tips on finding your garter style. To see more from Jaime please visit Blue Garters online and be sure to stop by her garter shop too.

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