Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Weddings  > Bridal Garter

Bridal Garter Cost


How Much Does a Bridal Garter Cost?

 
low costLow: $6-$20average costMedium: $20-$35high costHigh: $35-$75
post E-mail post Post  

A bridal garter is a decorative elastic band many brides wear around their thigh during the ceremony. The Knot[1] explains both the ancient and modern traditions behind wearing a bridal garter. The risque garment is traditionally removed by the groom at the wedding reception and tossed into the crowd for single males to try and catch.

Typical costs:

  • A bridal garter can be purchased alone or as part of a set, where one item is a "tossing garter" used for the reception and the original garter remains a keepsake. Prices vary depending on the quality of materials used and the number of embellishments.
  • An inexpensive bridal garter typically costs $6 to $20. These garters are made with inexpensive materials and are simply embellished. Daisy Days[2] sells a blue rhinestone garter for $17.
  • A moderate bridal garter typically costs $20 to $35. These garters are often embellished with embroidery, crystals and pearls. Advantage Bridal[3] offers a satin garter with Swarovski crystal charm for $24, for example.
  • An expensive bridal garter typically costs $35 to $75. These garters may be customized to suit the bride's tastes and they are generally sold by high-end retailers. For instance, Neiman Marcus[4] sells a white, ruffled lace garter for $74.
Related articles: Wedding Dress, Bridal Registry, Bridal Shower, Wedding Shoes, Wedding Flowers

What should be included:
  • Bridal garters may be all-white, white with an accent or a variety of colors. Blue garters are popular for brides wishing to incorporate "something blue" into their wedding wardrobe.
  • Usually, garters are one-size-fits-most, fitting thighs 15- to 24-inches around. The typical placement is three-inches above the knee, and the garter should fit snugly around the bride's thigh without being too tight.
  • Plus-size garters should fit thighs measuring larger than 24-inches. Eye Catching Creations[5] offers all its bridal garters in plus and petite sizes, at no extra charge.
Additional costs:
  • When ordering bridal garters online, expect to $4 to $10 for standard shipping within the U.S.
Shopping for a bridal garter:
  • The Wedding Channel[6] lists tips for tossing the garter and incorporating the tradition into the wedding reception. Similarly, Make Weddings lists popular songs to play while the groom removes the bridal garter.
  • Veil Shop[7] and House of Brides[8] sell inexpensive and moderately priced bridal garters.
  • For unique bridal garters, search eBay[9] or Etsy[10] , where sellers provide handmade options incorporating jewels, feathers, custom colors and more.
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


3 Ways to Have the Government Pay You Back for Your Energy Efficient Upgrades
Any renovations or upgrades made to your home this year that included energy-efficient appliances could be eligible for some federal energy tax credits. But it's not just appliances. || Posted December 9 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Bridal Garter
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Single or Set: Store: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-customs/articles/tracking-wedding-customs-...
  2.  www.daisy-days.com/something-blue-bridal-garter.html
  3.  www.advantagebridal.com/scg260.html
  4.  www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?itemId=prod108140004&ecid=NMCIGoogleBaseFeed&ci_src=14...
  5.  www.eyecatchingcreations.com/plus-size.htm
  6.  weddings.weddingchannel.com/wedding-planning-ideas/wedding-etiquette/qa/is-there-a-corr...
  7.  www.veilshop.com/Garters_c_17131.html
  8.  www.houseofbrides.com/default.aspx
  9.  www.ebay.com/sch/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=bridal+garter&_sacat=See-All-...
  10.  www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=bridal+garter&search_type=handmade
More Weddings Topics
Check Out All Costs for Weddings How Much Do Wedding Invitations Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Reception Venue Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
A 9-miles ride in ambulance with no medical attention cost 1200 in WA
Paid: 1200.00
This is legal rip-off. In my case, just a 9 miles ride from 1 hospital to the other without any medical attention cost me 1200 out of pocket. How can states attorneys and legislators let this happen everywhere... [more]
-TomN
Ambulance Cost
First tat
Paid: 0.00
I am 17 now and I am looking to get a pair of tribal wings on my upper back. This will be my first tattoo and would really like to have some advice about them... [more]
-Dannyboy
Tattoo Cost
All Propane Dealers are NOT crooks!
Paid: 1.89
In January of 2004, I bought my new 1000 gallon propane tank from Anderson's Propane of Bergman, Arkansas. Delivered about 100 miles from Bergman, installed, with a regulator, for a total of $1,519.66... [more]
-Eric Williams
Propane Tank Cost
ripoff
Paid: 15000.00
Family member charged with 7 felony accounts for a single act decided by the officer who took the report. The police report went to the AP and articles in tons of papers. Blown way out of proportion and one - sided... [more]
-America Lost
Felony Defense Attorney Cost
Stress Test
Paid: 1400.00
Agreed to test only as precautionary and peace of mind. Dr. office called ahead to be sure insurance would cover, in-network, etc.... Bill for procedure: 1600.00 (I owed 500... [more]
-DBR
Stress Test Cost
mold
Paid: 5500.00
Shortly after moving into my "new 2006" mobile home, I became aware of a cracked waterline under the house. I had a plumber repair it. This was 2011. In 2014 January I became very sick..found it was black mold under thd house... [more]
-Mary Solberg
Mobile Home Insurance Cost