Ever wondered how the tradition of the garter toss started? Well, back in 14th century England, bridal gowns were torn to pieces by the guests because it was believed that having a piece of the gown would bring good luck. Naturally, no one wants to see their wedding dress destroyed, so brides started wearing separate garters to give to guests.
Things have changed now (thank God!), but all the bachelors still want a piece. To remain as modest as possible and not give the guest another show, place the garter just above the knee so the groom doesn’t have to reach up the dress to get it.
Find a sexy song for this moment. After all, you’ll probably be sitting in the middle of the room with all eyes on you, this gives it a funny feel.
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