The bid day is coming! That's right, your wedding is approaching. Don't be nervous, everything will fall into place. We've heard it all before: your wedding day is around the corner and you still haven't found the perfect garter. Take a deep breath and relax. You aren't the only bride-to-be who has been in this situation. Fortunately, there are other married women out there who've sat in your seat before. So lend your eyes to this advice: don't choose a wedding garter that is store-bought. We mean it! Unleash your creativity and customize your own bride's garter! Don't roll your eyes, it's actually quite simple.
There's something special to be found when customizing once piece of your wedding attire. No other bride will have a garter like yours. Your wedding garter will be unique in design and can pretty much convey anything you want it to. Whether your garter is elegant, fun, simple, or cute; it should employ your personality. Let your imagination run wild.
A bride who has decided to customize her own garter should immediately measure her thigh. Once she has an accurate measurement, she can start purchasing supplies. First you'll need the elastic, which will be needed for the garter. The elastic should be 2-3 inches shorter than the measurement of the bride's thigh. Next you'll want to start shopping for a fabric. Please note: whatever fabric the bride chooses should be 3 times longer than the elastic. It should also be 4 inches in height.
A word of advice: avoid fabric that may irritate your skin! While lace may look very beautiful, it can certainly drive some women insane! Bear in mind that you'll be dancing and mingling all night long. The last thing you want to feel is discomfort on your special day. Silks and satins are strongly recommended, as you won't even know that they're on your thigh. The goal here is to work with something that you'll feel comfortable wearing. Ideally, you want a garter that you barely know is there.
Now that you've purchased the brides garter items, you can fold the 4" (in height) material you've selected in half. Insert the elastic through the fabric. Stitch the fabric together with a matching color thread. Now that you've finished, you can sew trinkets onto the garter like a charm bracelet. Hearts, flowers, a key to the best-man's apartment (that's a joke!) -- anything light that dangles will do just fine. It makes for excellent presentation. Remember, a brides garter is meant to be fun and quirky. Get creative with your design!