You may be a bride wondering 'do I need to wear a wedding garter?', but it really is not something that you absolutely have to wear on your wedding day. It is, like every other wedding accessory, a choice that is completely up to you as the bride and your style. We, however think that to secretly wear something with a dash of sexiness under your gown will make you feel even more like a bride and it will also mean that you will be taking part in a tradition that many brides have done so for many years.
The removal of a garter, often by the groom using his teeth during a wedding reception in front of guests, may fill you with absolute terror but this is not something that you have to take part in. You can simply decide skip this part of the tradition and not have your garter removed at all. Please do not decide not wear a garter purely because you don't want to go through the performance of having it removed. This is something that you can keep special just for you and your partner later on.
If you do decide to remove it and your groom toss it to all his single bachelor friends, we would always recommend purchasing a toss garter for this. A lot of money can be spent on a wedding garter and the last thing you want is for it to get damaged while it's been hustled for. A much cheaper simpler version of a garter called a toss garter is perfect for this. It will also mean that your main garter will be kept special for later on!
A wedding garter is also a great way to introduce your 'something blue'. Blue can often be a bit tricky to incorporate into your wedding particularly if it might clash with your wedding colour scheme. A blue garter or embellishment hidden underneath the skirt of your gown will mean that nobody would see it. So it really could be any blue of your choice!