When Should I Order My Garter? | The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith

When Should I Order My Garter?

There are so many things to remember and to purchase for your wedding, isn’t there!? It is really overwhelming to try to remember all of the little things that you are going to want on your wedding day. The shoes, the jewelry, the make up – the list is endless!

I often have brides, and friends or family members of brides coming to me at the last minute scrambling to find the perfect wedding garter that they totally forgot about before the wedding. This is completely fine and we work it out to get them a gorgeous garter in time. However, if you are a a planner and want to know when is a good time to order your wedding garter, my recommendation is two months before your wedding.

With two months before your wedding, this gives you time to order it and have it designed and made. For example, it takes me around one month to complete a custom garter design. This also gives you time to receive the garter and try it on. Trying on your garter is the most important part! If it doesn’t fit or it is uncomfortable, then there is still time to fix the problem. If you wait until the last minute, you’ll have to make due. (Check this post out for what to do if you garter doesn’t fit.)

I also recommend starting to look around for the perfect wedding garter prior to the two months before your wedding. You can start looking anytime, really! This will give you time to search around and think about the design. Then when it comes closer to your wedding, you’ll know what you want to purchase, making the whole process easier.

If you are the ultimate planner and you like to get things taken care of, you can certainly order your garter anytime before your wedding. You don’t have to wait until the two months before. I often have brides that come to me many months, even a year before their wedding. They like to purchase their garter and take it off of their wedding to-do list. It is one less thing to worry about, because you will be very busy in the two months before your wedding!

Hope this helps! For more wedding garter tips and advice, be sure to look through my garter 101 blog series.

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