The tradition of wedding garters seems to date back to the middle ages when it was considered extremely good luck to obtain a piece of the brides clothing. This resulted in the grooms men rushing at the new bride to remove her wedding garters as a prize! As this often resulted in the destruction of the wedding dress the tradition of tossing the bridal garter came about. To this day the lucky man who catches the garter is said to be next in line for marriage!
Will you be taking part in this lovely little tradition? If so we do a simple but very pretty garter that you can toss to your wedding party. They are available in ivory lace or ivory velvet and adorned with a single glass pearl, the garters are normally £5 but for this weekend only we will include one for free with every purchase of a normal garter. Simply add the toss garter to your basket and enter the code TOSSGARTER at checkout. Expires 12pm Sunday 23rd February.
Happy weekend lovelies
We try not to post about Britten too much on The Wedding Garter Co but sometimes congratulations are in order! You can see below the front cover of the March 2014 edition of Perfect Wedding Magazine - featured front and centre is Britten's Iris headband from the 2014 Libertié collection!
It's here again, beautiful Valentines day! Why not make a special gesture to your fiancée?
Our garters are the perfect gift for Valentines day. They are beautiful, delicate and packaged to make them feel special. We'll even wrap your order for you and include your own words handwritten on one of our beautiful postcards!
The most popular order by men over the last few days has been the Hera in ivory - http://www.weddinggarterco.co.uk/collections/all/products/hera-wedding-garter-ivory - you just can't beat a heart motif for Valentines!
If you order now our free 2-3 day delivery will get your garter to you in time for the big day - if you are a bit later we offer next-day delivery don't panic!
Thank you so much to Annabel at Love my Dress for our launch post on her beautiful blog. Her blog is one of the biggest in the UK with hundreds of thousands of readers every month so it means a lot when she dedicates the front page of her site to us for a whole weekend!
We've had some great feedback and loads of orders over the weekend - it has been very exciting!
Thanks for looking everyone!
Its finally here! We are so excited to finally share our secret project, The Wedding Garter Co with you.
Thank you to Love My Dress for the fabulous introduction.
We hope you love what you see.
Thanks for visiting!
The Wedding Garter team
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So here we are, the day before the launch of The Wedding Garter Co, how exciting!
If you are reading this then you've probably seen our images on Love My Dress and popped in for a browse, we hope you like what you see!
As you probably already know The Wedding Garter Co is part of Britten. The idea was born last year following the launch of Brittens own range of garters. They sold brilliantly and were loved by brides but Britten realised that with a more focused approach and a revitalised range they could be even more successful - and here we are!
The garters are individual works of art designed by Sarah Jane and hand made in our ancient workshop in Bradford on Avon, a crazy beautiful little town just next to Bath.
We hope you love what you see. We've put the utmost thought into everything; from making the website easy to use to creating the perfect packaging we hope it all makes sense! If you have any questions or queries do get in touch, have a wonderful time browsing!