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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Garter Color

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Are you trying to decide on the color for your wedding garter? Maybe you want to go classic and choose a cream or ivory. But, if you really want to add a pop of color and infuse a bit of your personality under your dress - here's some inspiration to help you choose your perfect wedding garter color.

PS: These featured wedding garters are from Julianne of The Garter Girl

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Garter Color

When it comes to choosing the perfect color for your wedding garter - consider your personality and what the color says about you. This color may or may not be a color in your wedding. Since the garter is worn under the wedding dress, you can have lots of fun with it and infuse your own favorite color and style into the garter color of your choice.

Red is for those that are action oriented, outgoing and impulsive. Red stands for strength, health, passion and energy.

Orange is for those that live for being around others and you’re a bit adventurous - loving the outdoors and being full of life. Orange stands for strength, artistic, curious and restless.

Yellow is for those that have strong sense of humor with a vivid imagination. You often enjoy learning and sharing that knowledge with others. Yellow stands for happiness, energy, adventure and warmth.

Green is for those that can feel the need to belong, love and be loved. You’re loyal and down to earth. Green stands for balance, hope, renewal and peace.

Blue is for those that are compassionate, caring and faithful and you often have a need for inner peace and truth. Blue stands for soft, soothing, duty and conservatism.

Purple is for those that have high ambitions and pay attention to the smallest of details. Purple stands for royalty, romance, creativity and harmony.


Pink is for those that often take care of others before worrying about themselves. Others find you warm and approachable. Pink stands for kind, maternal, gentle and delicate.

Brown is for those that prefer a simple lifestyle and you’re hardworking and frugal. Brown stands for safety, comfort, steadiness and kindness.

Black is for those that are natural born leaders yet are careful with sharing details of their life. Black stands for power, mystery, control and being collected.

Grey is for those that prefer to not be the center of attention - rather they prefer to be independent. You like to be in control of your emotions and this results in being indecisive and lacking confidence at times. Grey stands for coolness, conservative, composure, sophisticated.

White is for those that desire simplicity and order - can often be called a perfectionist. You view the world in a positive and optimistic way. White stands for purity, innocence, freshness and youth.

The above color descriptions were created in part by an article shared by affiliate partner Beau-coup.

So, what color wedding garter will you choose?

Exclusive Bridal Gift Sets with The Garter Girl and Marigold Grey

The Garter Girl, created by Julianne, is known for her Stylish Wedding Garters & Modern Heirloom Bridal Garter. I'm loving that she's now collaborating with artisan gift designer, Jamie of Marigold & Grey, to bring you two exclusive bridal gift sets that you will love.

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Each curated bridal gift box comes with one of Julianne's stylish wedding garters tucked inside. There’s the Blush Gift Set and the Something Blue Gift Set. Wait until you see the goodies tucked inside each of the boxes.

This is the ultimate blush gift for the bride. It's the perfect gift choice for a bridal shower or something special for the bride. This gift box includes a modern heirloom bridal garter and carefully curated surprises that are sure to spoil the bride-to-be.

This Blush Wedding Gift Box includes a pine wood slide-top box, one “For the Bride to Be” calligraphy gift tag, gold lettered Mrs. mug, Petite Four bath bombs, Formulary 55 body scrub, candle in French lavender scent, and two gold polka dot matchboxes.

This something blue bride gift is the perfect choice for an engagement present or a bridal shower gift. The bride to be will love the thoughtful treats that are tucked inside with the pretty bridal garter.

This Something Blue Wedding Gift Box includes a whitewashed seagrass basket, a “Something Blue” calligraphy gift tag, Essie nail polish in “Borrowed & Blue”, Rosebud salve, Plum Pretty Sugar eye mask, and Sugarfina Champagne Bubbles gummies.

Moody + Dramatic Wedding Ideas : How to Go Beyond Wedding White

Today's featured styled shoot is filled to the brim with amazing, moody and dramatic inspiration. The wedding ideas are so striking with the use of dramatic color - which was inspired by bridal black. This shoot is gorgeously photographed by Chantal Routhier Photography and takes place on a llama farm. 

The goal of this wedding inspiration was to go with something darker and a tad more edgier than typical. Bridal black was the inspiration behind this stylized wedding shoot and the wedding dress was even black and white and is truly a work of art. Even the flatware was custom painted black and a silk table runner was dyed to match the wedding dress.

Many different elements were incorporated into this inspiration to make the dark, yet dreamy shoot come true . . . including rich hues, raw crystal and geometric shapes. Wait until you see the black wedding cake . . . the texture and shape are outstanding - as are the sugar flowers.

Don't miss the HUGE wedding photo gallery filled with Moody + Dramatic Wedding Ideas below the vendor credits.

Wedding Vendors:
several of the featured vendor links are affiiate links to their handmade shops
Photographer: Chantal Routhier Photography // Jewelry: Earth Goddess Designs // Makeup Artist: Elle Munster // Cake Designer: Just Iced Custom Cakes // Fashion Designer: Katrina Tuttle Bridal // Veils and headpieces: Oh Dina! // Calligrapher: Scribble and Script // Design and Decor: Sky's The Limit Design // Hair Stylist: Tara Flemming // Floral Designer: The Humble Burdock

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Click Here to Shop Oh Dina for Wedding Flower Crowns and DIY Bachelorette Kits

Click Here to Shop Oh Dina for Wedding Flower Crowns and DIY Bachelorette Kits

Custom Wedding Tapestries for Dessert Backdrops and Photo Booths

If you're looking for the perfect wedding tapestries to add a personalized touch to your wedding event, you will love these from Paperramma. In less than 10 seconds you can be adding a personalized statement piece to your event. Simply hang the tapestry and you're done.

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These gorgeous woven wedding tapestries are ideal for your dessert table backdrop or even for photo booth backgrounds {just add some props and have fun posing for the camera}.

With each wedding tapestry, you can customize it with the newlyweds name, date and even your wedding colors or theme. Which tapesty design would you choose?

How to Say Congratulations on Your Engagement with Confetti

We're in the middle of Engagement Season and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, you're likely looking for a fun and unique way to Say Congratulations on Your Engagement to the lucky couple.

Well, I can help you with that . . . I have created a super fun way to celebrate the upcoming "I Do's" and it's with my custom festive-fetti™ confetti.

These fun bags of custom colored confetti are meant to celebrate the newly engaged status of your family member or friend and say "congratulations on your engagement".

PS: Many wedding planners even purchase these confetti bags to congratulate their brides when they book their wedding with them.

Since some of the best surprises are the small, unexpected ones - wouldn't it be fun to surprise the newly engaged couple or even the bride on her bridal shower day with a cute bag of festive-fetti™? This package comes with a shiny silver or gold diamond and the confetti is in the colors you choose {up to 3 colors}.

You're probably curious what you can do with festive-fetti™, right? How about some of these ideas . . .
• surprise a bride-to-be on her bridal shower day with a confetti bag inserted into her card or present
• sprinkle the confetti around the bottom of the bride-to-be's dessert at her bridal shower {please note, festive-fetti™ is not edible - just a fun decoration}
• have the bride to be either toss the festive-fetti™ in the air or blow it from her hands at her bridal shower or engagement session for a priceless photo
• place the festive-fetti™ inside of a clear balloon before filling it with air
• use festive-fetti™ as the added packaging for the present
• use the confetti to embellish cards or gift tags

festive-fetti™ Bag Details: Comes in a clear bag ready for gifting to the lucky couple or bride-to-be — with the saying "Congratulations on your Engagement" on the paper insert.

For an additional $2 you can even add a custom saying to the paper insert to personalize the bag of confetti with the names of the couple. There is about 1 cup of confetti in each bag.

Shipping is within the USA. It's free and ships via first class mail within one week of ordering. Please allow up to 10 days to receive your order from shipment. All orders over $40 receive a free upgrade to USPS Priority Mail.