Bridal garters at Forget Me Not Bridalwear.
Looking for something a little bit special for your bride to treasure forever? These lovely garters from Atelier Rousseau would make the perfect gift for any bride to be. Stunning, delicately designed and handcrafted in England using only the finest materials. Lace sourced from Italy and the finest satin and silk go hand in hand to make these exquisite bridal garters. Beautifully embellished with pearls, bows, lace, crystals , gems and shell. Some of these can even be taken off the garter and worn as a brooch after the wedding.
The wedding garter is a key component of the bridal attire. Worn underneath her gown, waiting for the groom to retrieve it and toss to all the single men at the reception. The garter toss is an integral a part of the wedding day, yet many brides don’t really understanding its history and meaning.
So, Why a Garter?
Centuries ago, one superstition was that owning a piece of the wedding dress would bring good luck. This led to wedding guests essentially attacking the bride to rip off a piece of her gown. So brides started to wear a specific article of clothing to be given out as the lucky piece: the garter. Another belief was that the garter was a symbol of the newlyweds consummating their marriage. Family and friends would take the garter as proof of consummation. Both of these ancient beliefs result in the garter being removed and given to someone attending the wedding!
These gorgeous garters can be seen on display in our accessory showroom in our Nuneaton boutique. Just a short distance from Hinckley, Tamworth, Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham, we are ideally located for access in the Midlands and surrounding areas.