Who Buys the Wedding Garter?

When it comes to wedding planning, unfortunately many of the issues and problems come down to finances. It is the sad truth and who pays for what can present some uncomfortable situations. But, I’m here to answer the question for who should pay for the wedding garter. Hopefully this advice will take this issue of the list of potential wedding complications.

I often get asked: who should pay for my wedding garter? Is it OK for me to buy my own wedding garter? Is it weird for me to give a friend/family member/daughter/cousin/co-worker a wedding 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. The bridesmaids can get together and design a garter for their friend. The mother of the bride can get her daughter a special wedding garter. You can give your friend a garter as a present for a shower or just for something fun.

There are no rules to the wedding garter tradition. And, who should or shouldn’t pick the garter and pay for it is no exception.

So, go for it! If you want to get a garter for someone as a gift or if you want to pick out your own unique wedding garter, you should feel free. The wedding garter tradition has evolved so much over the years and it can be anything that you want it to be!

Now, as for what garter to design for yourself or how to design a special wedding garter for your friend, those are issues covered in other posts!

More garter questions? Check out my garter 101 blog series!


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