The History of the Garter!
The wedding garter, said to be one of the oldest wedding traditions, dates back to the dark ages. After the wedding festivities, guests would accompany the bride and groom to the bedroom to ensure they arrived safely and wish them well. It was considered good luck for a guest to take home a small piece of the brides clothing. This ritual evolved into a wild romp where guests would tackle the bride grabing for a piece of her attire. In the melee, the garter would get tossed and it was considered good luck for whomever caught it. It is said that this person would be the next to be married. The throwing of the bouquet is the modern take on this tradition. . .