Getting married? Got a friend who’s about to tie the knot?
This post is for you!
Back in the eighteenth/twentieth centuries garters were a common accessory. Fashion accessories and clothing were not manufactured like today, and garters were used to hold women’s socks up, mostly wrapped around their legs, right under the knee, where the leg is most slender.
Wedding garters became a thing few years after, as the groom would present they bride’s wedding garter after their first night, as proof that they have consummated their marriage.
In our age, the wedding garter appears a lot earlier in the wedding event, as the groom throws it to his group of men, almost in the same way as the bride tosses her bouquet.
Some women choose to wear 2 garters to their wedding, one for the toss, and one for the wedding night or as a keepsake from this amazing night the couple shares.
What are you looking for in a garter?
Garters need to be created with careful thought and care as they need to be 2 very opposite things at the same time: strong and comfy.
One the one hand the garter must be strong as it needs to hold it’s ground and not fall of the thigh. However, you need to make sure that you found the right garter for your wedding party- otherwise you’ll end up feeling like you’re getting married while wearing a tourniquet.
So, like in most cases- whenever I need something- I turn to Etsy!
Etsy is an online marketplace for crafters and artists of all kinds, where they can share their art and craft work with potential customers from all over the world.
One of these crafters is Katia Frishman, a talented woman from Florida that sells her amazing wedding garters worldwide!
Bridesmaids gifts and wedding accessories? YES, Please!
Her little boutique on Etsy is called ContessaGarters, and although garters are the main focus- Katia can provide you with so many other useful and beautiful wedding accessories, like: rustic signs, personalized bridal jewelry, wedding cake stands and more.
Katia is in the business of making brides look amazing since 2009!
In 2012 she has opened her ongoing Etsy store, and throughout the years she has shipped over 3100 orders worldwide (and maintained a 5 star rating along the process, impressive!).
Special personalized garters are available!
Stay at home mom
I honestly believe that Etsy is such a great asset to us in today’s world as I see so many success stories of people who were searching for themselves as well as trying to combine the lifestyle they wanted- while still making a living!
If you would have told Katia a decade back that she’d be an Etsy store owner selling garters and wedding accessories today- I am pretty sure she’d have had you taken a sanity test.
This high end corporate girl was rocking her corporate job only to give it up once she had her baby girl- Maya. (Gotta love any girl named Maya, smart choice, Katia :))
As she was home with her newborn joy, Katia’s mother, who was a seamster in New York, has sent Katia some left over lace she had, and from that day- lace found Katia- and the Contessa Garters brand was born!
So… If you’re looking for a simple plain garter with no interesting story behind it… Don’t come to Katia’s store!! She only has amazing and beautiful, high quality wedding garters- with a lovely success story behind them!
Visit Katia’s store on Etsy to see much much more, or find her
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