I have not been a big fan of the garter toss or the bouquet toss, for that matter. The history behind the garter toss is not one that brought a whole lotta "Yes! Let's do that at our wedding!" sort of feeling to the planning process. The idea was nixed before it was even considered. However, if you'd like an interesting read on the history of the garter toss, please go and read it here. Shouldn't all brides know the history behind the tradition? I think so.
That being said, Holy Garter Toss! Did I see some awesome garters today. I hate direct re-posting of info out on the Wedding Blog-o-Sphere, but I just can't help myself. Just look at these and you'll get why I just have to. This blog cred totally goes to The Inspired Bride because she's the sassiest on the sidewalk, posting such fabulousness as this.
These beautiful creations make me wish I wore a garter, just for the hell of it. These are by Etsy shop Florrie Mitton Couture. Couture indeed. Since I didn't price garters out at all, I have no idea how budget-friendly they are. The last photo there of the garter in the box is $25. Hell, I pay that. It's oh-so chic. Yes, please.
So go to her Etsy shop and get a garter.