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Keepsake Pouches to Save & Protect Wedding Garters
January 19, 2010 Julianne Smith

Keepsake Pouches to Save & Protect Wedding Garters

Posted in Inspiration & Details

I have great news…all stylish wedding garters purchased from The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith now come with a keepsake pouch. Check ’em out…

I’ve been working on packaging options for a while now. I wanted something that was just right and truly reflected my company, my style and the experience that I want each of my clients to have when they come to me. I tried plastic bags with cute stickers and then I tried a boxes with ribbon, but I just wasn’t happy. I wanted to keep the shipping costs down, plus neither of these items are very environmentally friendly.

I really wanted something that the brides could use to save their garter in after their wedding was over. I’ve always said that your wedding garter is the perfect item from your wedding to save…not too big, not too small. These little cotton bags stamped with my logo where just the ticket!

My girl jessica helped me to design a little card to tie onto the bags with a note that says…”Thank you for embracing the garter tradition with style. Please use this bag to save your garter as a keepsake.”

Of course, I make all these little beauties myself. I tried to be a big-girl business owner and hire someone to make the garter pouches for me. but, suffice to say I had a tough time doing it and getting a quality product. I even asked my mom, who is a much better sewer than me, and she turned me down! In the end, I played around with different patterns and styles until I got the simple, basic look I was going for. Besides, I like that I can just make them anytime I need more and I can adjust the sizes as needed.

I got the stamp for my logo at I can’t say enough good things about my experience with them. They helped me out big time when my first package arrived empty with the stamp clearly ripped out and stolen. (Not sure who wants to steal a stamp of my logo!?) and then they helped again when I was having a stamping issue. Thanks,!

So, that’s it! Now brides who order from the Garter Girl by Julianne Smith will not only get a super stylish wedding garter design, but they will get a bag to save their garter in after their wedding!

Note: Since April 2010 all bags are stamped with The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith logo.

Comments (17)

  1. Jane Mellott 9 years ago


    Love the bags…. and love your Mom!

    Why do you think she shied away from sewing them for you??

    Inquiring minds…from Boyertown,

  2. juliannesmith 9 years ago

    thank you to everyone for all of your great comments and kind words about the pouches! i appreciate it!

  3. juliannesmith 9 years ago

    you’ll have to ask my mom, you see her more than i do!! :) thanks for checking out the blog and your sweet comments!

  4. juliannesmith 9 years ago

    thanks!! at first, i did have problems with the stamp a little bit. when i press down too hard the edge of the stamp makes an outline mark. the trick is to not press as hard as you think you need to press! and, you can actually cut the rubber edge off to limit the outline. good luck!

  5. juliannesmith 9 years ago

    you know how i am!! but, this time, i actually tried to not do it myself and it didn’t work out. o’well! it was for the best!

  6. foxywedding 9 years ago

    Lookin’ good sister!

  7. linda lignelli 9 years ago

    Even though you think that I turned you down I (which I did not), they turned out beatiful~~
    I Can Help Too

  8. Leona Morelock 9 years ago

    I was going to say that was such a nice touch when I received my latest garter for my bride. Very thoughtful and an extra touch of luxury service.

  9. How cute are those… and its gonna hold something even more precious! I love this!

  10. Brittney 9 years ago

    So cute – turned out great :)

  11. Brenda's Wedding Blog 9 years ago

    the bags are fabulous, I love them. And, what a great idea to stamp your logo onto them. Such a beautiful presentation.

  12. How cute! Did you run into problems stamping the fabric?

  13. jesslehry 9 years ago

    I looooove the way the bags turned out!! what a nice touch! :)

  14. So pretty Juli!

  15. eventaccomplished 9 years ago

    They turned out really nice! Good job, Juli! Vicky

  16. Bethany R 9 years ago

    What a wonderful idea, and so beautifully executed. Why does it not surprise me that you’re in the camp of, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”?

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