As the designer and hand maker of stylish wedding garters, I'm often asked the size of my wedding garters. (Not a huge surprise there!) Brides are worried about their garter fitting them properly on their wedding day. However, this question goes a little deeper, as most brides are worried about the size of their garter because they are concerned about the size of their thighs. What girl isn't?
Up next in my wedding garter 101 blog series is the issue of garter sizing and how if you have a garter that fits you properly the size of your thighs won't matter (Truth!) In this wedding advice series, I answer questions about bridal garters and more, so be sure to look through if you have more questions. I discuss everything from wearing the garter to saving the garter to passing it on as a modern heirloom!
Photo Credit: Bonnie Sen Photography
What Are The Garter Sizes?
The short answer is this: my garters are any size you want or need them to be! I'm not being flip or "cute" here with this answer! It is the honest truth and what (I think!) makes my couture garters different than the ones that you can purchase at a store.
Hand Made Just For You!
I hand make all of my garters to order, regardless of whether they were ordered from my garter collection or if they are custom designs. This means that I don't carry inventory. I make each garter order individually after it is placed. Yes, I hand make each and every garter that passes through my studio!
When you place an order, I'm not taking something off the shelf and shipping to you. Instead, I'm hand making it for you and starting the process from the very beginning. So, adjusting the size to fit you perfectly - just as you are - is no problem!
The Standard Size
I have the luxury of making wedding garters in any size. However, I do need to give you a place to start. So, my standard wedding garter size will stretch to fit a leg area of 14 inches to 22 inches. My hope is that you'll move your garter up or down your leg depending on what feels good to you. For some that might be higher up the leg and for others that might be lower closer to your knee.
But again, I can, and I do, make wedding garters in all sizes to perfectly match any bride's size. Even though this is a standard size, I realize that there isn't a standard size bride!
Just like a wedding dress, my garters are made-to-order. If you have a wedding garter that is made to fit you just perfectly for your size, it doesn't matter how big or small your legs are. The garter will be made for you! It won't be too tight, it won't pinch and it won't look all funny. The garter will be made for you and will make your legs look amazing because its was custom sized to fit you!
Measure For The Best Fit
If you want your garter to fit just right on your wedding day, measure the area around on your leg where you want to wear your garter. Tell your designer this size and they should be able to make your heirloom to fit you.
I generally recommend wearing your garter just above your knee on either leg. This way the garter won't rub. Also, make sure you try on your wedding garter before your wedding day. You want your garter to be snug, but not too tight. If you need to move the garter up to be tighter or move it lower down the leg to fit your better, you should do that!
As with all wedding day accessories, it is best to do as much research as you can. You want to get a wedding garter that fits and that you love so that your wedding garter is a beautiful wedding day keepsake.
Remember, you can shop for blue, vintage, classic and modern garter heirlooms anytime in my garter shop or get in touch with me at email@example.com for information on custom designing a garter just for you!
If you have any more garter questions, check out my garter 101 blog series or find all of my wedding planning advice here on my blog.