December 05, 2019

What is a wedding garter set?

Most people know what a garter is but we often get asked what a garter set is. This is basically a set of two garters, one to keep and one to toss! 

All of our garters come with optional toss garters but we do have a few 'sets' which have been specially designed to look perfect together. A lovely option if you want to make sure everything ties in together - they also make a wonderful gift option!super sleek leaf lace wedding garter setsuper sleek floral lace bridal garter set

December 03, 2019

Christmas Delivery Dates And Opening Times 2019

Christmas is fast approaching and we wanted to make you aware of our delivery dates.

We will be closing at 5pm on Friday 20th December and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

Friday 20th December 2019 - This is our very last delivery date before we enter 2019, to ensure your parcel is delivered before Christmas we have Saturday guarantee and next working day (Monday) delivery available for any UK customers. Please note that all orders need to be made no later than 1pm on the 20th for Saturday guaranteed or next working day (Monday) delivery! 

Be sure to read all of the above and to make any last minute orders before 1pm on the 20th December to avoid any disappointment. 

Any orders placed between Friday 20th December and Sunday 5th January 2020 will be dispatched on or before Friday 10th January. However there might be a slight delay whilst we catch up on orders - do get in touch if you are in a rush and we will see what we can do! 

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

July 12, 2019

Tips for ‘Something Blue’ for your Wedding Day

Whether you're traditional, superstitious, or just plain old sentimental, we've put together our top tips for 'something blue' for your wedding day. 

Brides have been wearing something blue on their wedding day since the 1890s when the rhyme 'something old, something new, something, borrowed something blues, and a sixpence in her shoe' first became popular.

On show for all to see or discreetly hidden away, brides who side with the good luck custom use a variety of creative ways to incorporate a shade of blue into their wedding outfit in some way. 

Why do you wear something blue on your wedding day?

Whilst the tradition is open to interpretation, the 'something blue' meaning has stayed the same. Wearing the colour blue on your wedding is said to symbolise purity, love, and fidelity. So it's no wonder that even the most unconventional brides still choose to add a hint of blue to their bridal outfit to represent their commitment to their new spouse. 

What should I wear for something blue?

If you're looking for inspiration as you plan your wedding day or in need of a last minute something blue idea, we've thought of a few different ways you can add a touch of teal or a splash of sapphire on your big day. 

Flowers

Add blue blooms like cornflowers, anemones, hydrangeas, or blue ribbon or ties, to your bouquet for a 'something blue' touch with a difference. 

Belt

Bridal belts or sashes are a fantastic way to add a flash of colour to your wedding dress. Try a subtle pale blue or be bold with navy or vivid shades. 

Jewellery

Inject 'something blue' with colourful gemstones. Vintage-style jewellery with sapphire stones adds a beautiful finishing touch whilst making a wonderful potential heirloom.  

Shoes

From small details like blue soles to full-on blue fabric heels, your shoes can be perfect for a discreet 'something blue' addition or an eye-catching glimpse from under a floor length gown. 

Hair accessories

Think about choosing bridal hair combs, hair pins, or hair vines with blue elements, to coordinate with your wedding hairstyle and bridal veil, and keep the 'something blue' tradition going.   

Underwear

Blue lace and or blue ribbon details on your bridal lingerie are the 'something blue' that only you and your other half will need to know about. 

Wedding garter

Arguably the most traditional way to add 'something blue' to your bridal outfit, wedding garters have a whole story all of their own.  Hidden away or thrown to the bridal party after the ceremony, they're the perfect way to follow a few traditions in just one item.   

Wedding Garter Co Tips for Something Blue for Your Wedding Day

If you choose a wedding garter as your something blue, take a look at a few of our favourite variations to suit a range of bridal styles: 

If you're looking for a low-key elegant wedding garter with just a little hint of blue, our silk wedding garter with blue bow 'Beau' features a cute velvet bow against luxurious ivory silk. 

Silk Wedding Garter With Blue Bow - 'Beau'

The something blue lace wedding garter 'Catherine' has a delightful blue bow detail against ruffled lace, a beautiful choice for traditional brides. 

Something blue lace wedding garter - 'Catherine'

Our heart wedding garter 'Hera' takes a minimalist approach perfect for modern brides, teaming blue silk with a sparkling heart-shaped crystal. 

Heart Wedding Garter (Various Colours) - 'Hera'

Beautiful and understated, add a personal touch to your 'something blue' wedding garter with our personalised embroidered leaf lace wedding garter 'Meghan'

Personalised Embroidered Leaf Lace Wedding Garter - 'Meghan'

If you've found our tips for 'something blue' on your wedding day has given you some ideas for adding colour to your wedding day, explore our complete range of 'something blue' wedding garters and find your perfect match. 

 

 

June 28, 2019

5 Unique Wedding Garters for your Special Day

Even though your wedding garter isn't usually on display on your wedding day, choosing one is a great way to add a bit of fun and originality to your bridal outfit. Putting a twist on the traditional garter, we've found 5 unique wedding garters for your special day. Maybe you want to reflect your personality, show your individual style, or simply savour the moment of wearing one for the first, and possibly only, time in your life.  Take a look at our selection of luxury garters which will allow you to put your own unique spin on a classic bridal tradition. 

Our top 5 unique wedding garters for your special day 

Unique 'Something Blue' garters

An injection of colour and a touch of tradition, 'something blue' wedding garters are extremely popular with our brides. Taking things one step further, our crystal wedding garter with twinkling chains (various colours) 'Evony' incorporates a traditional bridal aesthetic with sparkling jewel brooches and delicate beaded chains, to create an infinitely luxurious and sumptuously unique wedding garter. Available in a selection of blue and ivory shades, you can tailor this garter to suit your own personal tastes. 

Unique Lace Bridal Garters 

Adding a touch of colour to your bridal look doesn't have to be a bold or brash statement. Our nude lace wedding garter with rose gold stone 'Ava' is the ideal choice for unique brides looking for something a little different without losing their sense of romance. In a dreamy nude shade, this vintage-inspired oversized lace wedding garter makes a subtle statement all of its own. The Ava would make the perfect garter for a traditional bride who wants to show her love of all things classical but in her own special way. 

Unique Silk Wedding Garters

 

 

When you think of the traditional garter, you might think frills, lace, and more frills. But for contemporary brides in search of a unique bridal garter, our silk wedding garter with blue bow 'Beau' might hold the key to avoiding a fanfare of fabric. Its minimalist design and quirky finishing touches including dangling glass pearls and almost retro velvet vintage bow, nod slightly to tradition, but firmly position this accessory in its place as a truly one of a kind garter. 

Unique Tulle Wedding Garters

White and ivory wedding garters are to be expected, so if you're looking for a garter like no other it's worth taking a look at our blush tulle wedding garter with delicate lace 'Alyssa'. In a subtle blush tone, brides looking to shake up their bridal look a little can add a hint of colour on their big day.  Feminine and sophisticated, the lace motif element draws the eye, adding to the luxury of the piece and making it hard to resist. 

Unique Personalised Bridal Garters

 Personalised Embroidered Wedding Garter- 'Willow'

You won't find a more unique wedding garter than one that is personalised to you. Our personalised embroidered wedding garter 'Willow' combines the lace detail and ivory velvet of the super sleek lace leaf wedding garter - 'Juniper' with delicate hand embroidered stem stitch initials, for a garter as individual as you are. Perfect for modern brides looking for a contemporary yet elegant wedding garter. 

From the traditional to the unconventional, our wedding garter collection has something for every type of bride. Explore our range of handmade garters, and find your perfect match before you say 'I do'. 

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February 06, 2019

What is a toss garter, and do I need one?

Tossing your garter is fun and part of an ancient tradition (it's a toned down version of ripping the brides clothes from her to save as good luck charms!) but you probably don't want to give your Wedding Garter Co piece away! 

Our toss garters, made here in our workshop in the same size as your main order, are simple lace or velvet elastic garters that you won't mind giving away quite as much.

American and Canadian brides tend to toss their garter at the ceremony itself but in the UK, Australia and the EU brides make it part of their hen do.stretch lace toss garter

stretch velvet toss garter

 

 

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January 11, 2019

What style of garter should I wear with my dress?

If you've been wondering what style of garter should I wear with my dress? then you're in the right place.

gold wedding garter

At the Wedding Garter Co, we have a wonderful selection of varied wedding garter designs, and when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding garter with us, it's hard to get it wrong as they're all so stunning.

However, there are some styles and finishes of garter that lend themselves more easily to certain wedding dress designs. Here we've pulled together some of the things you should consider about your dress and the style of garter before you make up your mind. 

The Different Styles of Wedding Garter

Lace Wedding Garter

Classically elegant, lace garters are instantly recognisable as the quintessentially traditional wedding garter. We use lacemakers that have been making lace since 1858, and they continue to produce some of the UK's finest lace. We handcraft beautiful and intricate lace garter designs for brides all over the world. 

Silk Wedding Garters

Soft and smooth, silk wedding garters not only look fabulous they're ultra comfortable to wear too. Silk bridal garters are usually formed from a narrow band of the luxury fabric featuring small embellishments or a little lace detailing for added interest.  

Tulle Wedding Garters 

Reminiscent of a bridal veil, tulle bridal garters can make the perfect pairing with your chosen wedding veil. Made from delicate tulle, brides can enjoy the ruffles and romance that this style of wedding garter brings to a bridal look. 

What Style of Garter Should I Wear with my Dress?

The Style and Fit of Your Wedding Dress

Knowing the style and fit of your wedding dress will help you to decide what style of garter to choose. 

If you have a simple quite tight fitting gown, you might want to consider going for a sleek wedding garter for a more streamlined and discreet look. With form-fitting dresses, you may wish to avoid more intricate or lace wedding garter designs as they might be visible from underneath your skirt.

Ferne, Iris, Juniper and Willow are probably the sleekest of all our garters, especially if worn just above the knee.

sleek wedding garter

If you have a larger skirt with lots of layers you could wear any of our bridal garters. If you have a lace dress you might want to continue the theme by choosing a lace bridal garter such as our Grace, Ella, Clara and Catherine garters. If you are wearing satin or silk you might consider silk wedding garters such as Iva, Evony and Hera.

Wedding Traditions

If you're planning a traditional wedding or are looking for a special 'something blue' to bring you some extra luck on your big day, check out our blue wedding garter range. Available in a fantastic selection of styles, like the ruffled ivory lace of the Calleva or the soft silk of the Edmée, you're sure to find a favourite that will work perfectly with your dress and bring blessings to your marriage at the same time. 

Lace wedding garter with delicate blue bow- 'Calleva' | The Wedding Garter Co

Your Personal Style 

No matter what, it's important that you feel comfortable on your big day, and this includes choosing items that reflect your personal style and taste. Our wedding garter designs hold a timeless quality without being heavily influenced by passing trends, so you can be sure you're wearing a classic style of garter that will suit you and your dress. Maybe go for a garter that reflects your fun side like the tulle nude polka dot wedding garter Dottie, or choose the sophistication of the luxury silk wedding garter with gold beading Iva for added confidence as you walk down the aisle. 

If you're still unsure about 'what style of garter should I wear with my dress?' take a look at our guide on 'How To Choose a Wedding Garter?' for extra help in making your decision, or get any outstanding wedding garter questions answered here.

tulle wedding garter

December 11, 2018

Christmas Delivery Dates and Opening Times 2018

Christmas is fast approaching and we wanted to make you aware of our delivery dates.christmas wedding View full article →
November 16, 2018

Berketex Closure

Berketex closureWe have just found out about the devastating closure of Berketex and want to send our support at this difficult time for all of the brides, families and staff who have been affected.

We are offering 35% off of anything in our online shop to anyone who has been left stuck without what they need for their wedding day.

If you or anyone you know has been affected please do get in touch and we will see what we can do!

October 09, 2018

Have you seen our new garter charms?

lace garter with blue bow and silver engraved charm

We had such a positive response to our personalised embroidered garters that we decided to add another option!personalised garter with gold engraved charm

Our new garter charms are the perfect way to make that gift for someone else or for yourself extra special! silk garter with gold engraved charm

Available in sterling silver and gold filled, these 9mm charms are engraved right here in our boutique using our favourite new toy. something blue tulle garter with gold charm

We can engrave the initials of you and your partner on one side and your wedding date on the other.lace garter with blue bow and silver engraved charm

 

July 24, 2018

Beautiful inspiration shoot in the South of France

We often get asked to lend our bridal garters for inspiration shoots and we love seeing the results. The one below was at Chateau La Durantie in the rural South of France. The images are by Katy Lunsford Photography and Helaina Storey Wedding Design and we think it is very appropriate that they used our Sara garter as the lace from this garter is made in France. These images were featured on the wonderful Wedding Sparrow so click here to see more.

delicate french eyelash lace garter

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