How to make a bridal garter

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How do you measure elastic for wedding garter?

To have the perfect amount of gathering for your garter, add your number plus + 7″. So for us that was 21″; cut your ribbon and lace to your specific number. Then for the elastic, take your first number and minus – 3″; for us that equaled 11″.

What is the standard size of a wedding garter?

14-15 inches

How do you measure for a garter?

Grab a measuring tape and measure the full circumference (full circle) around your leg. If you don’t have a measuring tape, simply use any string or cord. Cut (or hold) the place where the ends of your measuring cord meet and then hold against a ruler to see the length in centimeters or inches.

Which leg do you wear your garter on?

The function of a garter is to hold up stockings on the bride’s legs. Therefore, there is no correct leg to wear it on. You may choose to wear your garter on either your left or your right leg based on your personal preference. Many brides choose to wear two garters: one to toss, and one to keep.

How far up does the garter go?

Where is a garter worn? Wedding garters are generally worn roughly 3-6” above the knee to around mid-thigh. It’s a personal choice where you choose to wear it – experiment until you find a spot that feels most comfortable.

What does a wedding garter symbolize?

In medieval times, pieces of the bride’s ensemble were considered tokens of good luck…so much so that wedding guests would fight to rip her clothes right off her body. Things would get so rowdy, couples decided to throw a garter for guests to fight over instead.

Who buys the bride a garter?

The answer is: Anyone can buy the wedding garter. The bride can pick out a wedding garter as a treat for herself or her spouse-to-be to a modern heirloom and special keepsake from their wedding. The bridesmaids can get together and design a garter for their friend.

Are garters one size fits all?

Elastic is the key ingredient to a wedding garter, allowing most to be one-size-fits-all. As a general rule, if it doesn’t clearly say what size it is, then it is a one-size-fits-all wedding garter.

How do you loosen a garter?

Stretch It Out Elastic will loosen up – a little bit – over time, so try giving your garter a few gentle stretches to full diameter to try to get the elastic to loosen up. This might make the garter more comfortable and less stiff. Don’t pull the garter so far that it breaks!wedding

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