M&J Trimming had recently updated our new Bridal Center. It took a while, but it’s finally finished and ready for all brides-to-be and wedding planners. On the right side, you’ll noticed that there are a few clickable links to some of the most popular merchandise for weddings. They are often used for decorations, bridal gowns, invitations and more. In the center, the images change and if you click on them, they’ll take you to the most current inspriation for themed weddings. You can also access the blog from this center. The left side are merchandise that completes every perfect wedding. We have swarovski crystals that are often used on bridal gowns and accessories. Our laces are the most popurlar for veils. Of course last by not lease, our personalized custom ribbons help accessorize all favors and decor. If there’s something you don’t see and have questions about, you can also call our bridal expert at 1.800.965.8746 ext. 377.
The history of the garter belt is quite an interesting story. After the ceremony the couple would depart to the bedroom and consummate the marriage, with guests in tow as witnesses. Guests would try to snatch pieces of the bride’s clothes in hopes that they would soon to be the next to wed. Of course couples were not too happy with this ritual so the groom would toss the bride’s garter to the guests to distract them. Today, the garter toss is a bit more civil with the groom tossing it to his groomsmen and other single men during the reception.
The bride can use her garter to express who she is as a person, coordinate to her colors or surprise her new husband with a unique themed garter. For a more traditional look, you can use any one of the gorgeous laces that M&J carries, add some elastic, a simple satin ribbon and a button. Now you have a personalized garter for your special day. You could also use a blue ribbon as your ‘Something Blue’.
Whether or not you choose to actually toss the garter is up to you, but it’s became a standard item in the bride’s attire and can be a fun way to surprise your groom on the wedding night.
- Mother of Pearl Button #24078 23mm
- 1/8″ wide silk or rayon ribbon
- 1/2″ elastic #00477 in White
- Midori DF Satin Ribbon #37306 in Mink
- Organdy Ribbon #02138 in Mint