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Multicultural Monday Trivia – Where Did the Tossing of the Garter Belt Originate?

Written By: thinkeventsplanning - Jul• 22•13

The Garter Belt – Which culture did it come

from__________?

A) Spain                  B) Rome

C) India                  D) Greece

 

Photo: via Pinterest

It originated in the Roman Culture…

In Ancient Roman time, the wearing of it was requested by family and friend to prove that the couple had consummated the marriage. Family and friends waited for hours after the wedding celebration until the couple threw the garter out of a window of their marriage chamber. Hence the tossing of the Garter Belt

It is also a symbol of Good Luck and Fertility!

Many modern couples today opt not to have this as part of their wedding, especially those going for a classy more sophisticated wedding.

 

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