When planning your wedding there are lots of things to keep your brain whirling away to make sure everything is perfect for you on your big day.
Finding the perfect accessories can almost be more difficult than finding THE dress! but don't worry because they will all be there for you when you start looking :)
Finding the perfect garter is easier than you think! There is no rule on the garter you choose, if you want it to be part of your something blue or something with a little sparkle then we will have the right design for you.
Now measuring for the perfect garter can be tricky but not if you follow our steps below.
1. Take a soft tape measure, alternatively if you don't have one you will be able to use a piece or string or cotton to place around your leg. Make sure that if you are using an alternative that is has no elasticity or stretch to it.
2. Choose your preferred garter leg, there is no rule on which leg to wear your garter but some like to wear it on the left due to your heart to be on the left.
3. Measure your leg, we recommend measuring roughly 5 inches above your knee whilst standing up. When measuring you don't want it to be tight, you want it flush on your skin creating no indent whilst standing.
This should give you the perfect measurement :) If you find you are unsure on the size or you fall in the middle of our standard sizes, please get in touch and we will be able to look into creating a custom size for you :)
Our standard sizes are below.
Extra Small: 35-40cm (13.5-16in)
Small: 40-50cm (16-20in)
Medium: 50-60cm (20-23.5in)
Large: 60-70cm (23.5-27.5in)
Extra Large: 70-80cm (27.5-31.5in)
It's so hard to choose just one! I think I have two favourites, firstly because I love anything with a bit of hand embroidery it would have to be the Iris garter, the initials make it so personal.
My second choice is the Mia garter, the super soft tulle and eyelash lace are so delicate and it's also a pleasure to make!
Getting ready on your wedding day is such a special time, you want to start the day off by feeling amazing!
We've recently added a new category to our shop which is cover ups! Designed to go perfectly with our garters they make getting ready all the more special. We also think they look amazing over dresses!
Charis is a full lace cover up finished with a beautiful hand covered hook and eye.
You may have noticed that we've updated some of our imagery! In December we were very lucky to work with some incredible people to put together these beautiful photographs of our new products and also of our sister company Britten Weddings for our gorgeous new garters and bridal accessories. I just wanted to share a few of our favourites :)
Thank you so much to the wonderful team! xx
Shoes - Emmy
Christmas is fast approaching and we wanted to let all our brides know about when we are open and when they are to expect their order over the next few weeks.
The Wedding Garter Co and Britten will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and we will reopen 9am on the 2nd January 2018.
This will affect our delivery dates and we wanted to let you know that all orders made between December 22nd and January 1st will arrive no later and January 5th, this also includes any next day delivery orders.
If you urgently need an order between these dates you have til 1pm Friday 22nd December to place a Saturday guarantee next day delivery order or Thursday 21st December to place a next day delivery order. Any orders made after this time will arrive in the new year.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We don't really believe in promotions here at Britten and The Wedding Garter Co. As we make everything to order here in our boutique workshop we make none of the unnecessary mark ups that traditional retailers who have their products manufactured elsewhere incur. That way we can pass all of the savings onto our customers! Everything we make is priced accordingly to the cost of the materials and the time it takes us to make them.
Whilst we may not be able to make our prices lower we can however offer your free gift wrapping for this festive season! To make the most of this you need to add gift wrapping to cart when you place your order and then enter the code XMASWRAPPING at the checkout.
Merry Christmas from all of us here! x
Do you know someone who's having a winter wedding and you're wondering what to get them? How about one of the scent sets from Britten! We think they would make the perfect present this Christmas - who doesn't love the warm glow of a flickering candle on a cold day?
Available in scents to suit every taste we lovingly package a candle, room spray and diffuser into one of our Britten boxes finished with a beautiful bow.