Dynamikos Event Management Group is an event planning company at Puerto Rico. Our planners will provide you assistance on any types of events from corporate functions such as conventions, promotional events, CME, themed parties and fundraisers to important social celebrations such as weddings, "quinceaƱeros", birthdays, baptisms and vow renewals. At Dynamikos EMG we help our clients save time, stress, and money. But mostly, we ease our clients life by attending all the details so you can "be a guest at your own event".

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Garter Toss...

Today, the tradition of the wedding garter is tame in comparison to France of the 14th century. In North America, the bride wears two garters; one as a keepsake garter and the other for the throw away.  Both garters are worn on the right leg just above the knee.

The garter tradition originated back to the 14th century. In parts of Europe the guests of the bride and groom believed having a piece of the bride’s clothing was thought to bring good luck. They would actually destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. Obviously, this tradition did not sit well with the bride, so she began throwing various items to the guests – the garter being one of them. It became customary for the bride to toss the garter to the men. But this also caused a great problem for the bride….sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom derived at having the groom remove and toss the garter to the men.  The groomsmen considered the sash to be a trophy. Whichever groomsman "captured" the garter would wear it in his hat for the remainder of the celebration.

Another interesting custom dated back to the ancient times where the wedding garter represented the virginal girdle. When the groom removed the garter from the bride, this represented the bride’s relinquishment of her virginity.

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