According to Wed Alert, the tradition of throwing the bridal garter has its roots dating back to the 14th century, only the garter wasn’t necessarily what got tossed. People believed that having a piece of the bride’s clothing would bring good luck, so they often tore off pieces of the wedding gown, or other bridal attire. Brides grew tired of this custom and began having the groom throw a bridal garter to the guests. It has become a standard tradition at most modern weddings.
Where did the phrase, “Something borrowed, something blue” come from? Wed Alert provides this explanation: “Wearing something blue dates back to biblical times when the color blue was considered to represent purity, faithfulness, and fidelity. Back then, the bride would wear a piece of blue clothing or a blue band around the bottom of her dress. The ancient Roman maidens also wore blue on the borders of their robes to symbolize their love, fidelity, and modesty, while the Christians associated it with the purity of the Virgin Mary.”
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