Wedding Garters (or Garters) The throwing of the wedding garter started from one of the oldest wedding traditions. During the Dark Ages it was customary for friends, guests and relatives to see the bridal couple to the marriage bed. At first this was to safely see the married couple into in their wedding bed and once this was established they would leave the new couple to consummate the marriage.
The tossing of the wedding garter eventually turned into a kind of a game. The members of the bridal party would take turns to throw the garter at the groom aiming to land it on his nose. The lucky person who succeeded would be the next to marry.