WHAT STYLE OF GARTER SHOULD I WEAR WITH MY WEDDING DRESS?
One quick look around Bespoke Bride and you’ll find it’s pretty obvious that we’re not HUGE fans of being traditional, you wouldn’t find me throwing a beautiful bouquet that someone has poured their heart into creating just because it’s tradition and I’m not sure I would wear ‘something blue’ on my wedding day but one tradition I do really love is the garter.
I think that there is something so beautiful, sexy and elegant about them when they’re done well and one company that get’s it right every-single-time is the Wedding Garter Co. Their garters range from simplistic to pretty and embellished to fancy, all oozing elegance and style! In case you’re not familiar with The Wedding Garter Co you’ll be pleased to know that every single garter is handmade and has been lovingly crafted in their Bath workshop. Meaning each item truly is an heirloom piece that you can cherish!
Right, let’s talk dresses shall we? Because it’s not always easy to know what style of garter you can wear with different types of wedding dresses. For example, if you’re wearing a dress or skirt that has lot’s of layers then you really can choose from a wide range of garters, in fact you could wear any type that you like, whether it’s lace, silk, tulle or embellished, the garter world is your oyster!
However, if you’re going to be wearing a tight fitting gown then you might want to consider a simple silk garter, The Wedding Garter Co have garters (Like the ‘Hera’ garter) that have been specifically designed to be more sleek and discreet, making them the perfect hidden accessory. (Top Tip: Wear them just above the knee to keep them more concealed)
You can also match your garter to your dress so if you’re wearing something lace on your wedding day then why not choose a lace garter to tie the theme in nicely? It’s so amazing to know too that their lace has been made by the same family firm since 1858, and is quite simply the finest in the world! Lace wedding garters really are the epitome of classic style.
The same goes if you’re wearing satin or silk, they have over 12 individually designed silk garters to choose from, all ranging over so many different styles so you can choose something right for you! I mean that’s a dream come true right?! Silk wedding garters are soft, sleek and lovely!
I also like to think that receiving and unwrapping your garter is quite the special experience (in fact, the team even recommend that you do it with a glass of something sparkly!) First, your beautiful garter is popped inside a lace dust-bag, made by hand in the Wedding Garter Co studio, that is then secured with an ever so pretty ‘Wedding Garter Co’ ribbon. Then finally, the dust-bag and garter are housed perfectly in tissue paper in their luxurious boxes. The best news is since their boxes are super heavyweight they will protect your garter for many decades making it the perfect keepsake after the wedding!
With so many beautiful designs available it’s certainly going to be hard to choose one but head on over to The Wedding Garter Co here and have a peruse through all of their stunning collections! You’ll be sure to find the perfect style for your perfect dress xx