It's Sexy Time

Wil's aunt, mom and I got into a discussion this weekend about the finishing touches that needed to be done for the wedding. I didn't expect that one of the "touches" they were concerned about was my undergarments.

I had talked about the need for appropriate panties a couple months ago, but I'll be honest...I still haven't done anything about it. Wil's aunt and I have now officially made plans to go get fitted for my Spanx. Awesome.

I thought that that would be the end of the conversation, but no. They had another question for me: Did you get your garter belt yet?

Simple answer: No. Not-so simple answer: I think the whole tradition of having your husband undress you in front of 23475382547 people is pretty embarrassing; not to mention, garter belts are pretty ugly. That, and my dress is pretty tight (use your imagination). To be honest, I wasn't planning on wearing one.

Click here for Elsie's Garter DIY
You'd think that I threatened to call off the whole wedding given their reaction to my renouncement of the garter belt toss. To keep the peace, I told the ladies I'd think about it and I did...with the help of the Internet.

I started poking around some of my favorite blogs and came across this DIY from A Beautiful Mess. Elsie, who just got married a couple weeks ago, made her own garter belt...and it's CUTE! I let the ladies know that if we can make something cute, I'll put it on my leg and let my Love Cub yank it off. I'm still going to be uncomfortable, but whatever. A tradition is a tradition, right? I'm curious, did any of you bag any of the traditional wedding stuff?


N said... July 18, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Oh Honey, you don't have to wear the whole garter belt kit and kaboodle. Just wear the garter itself. It goes on under the dress over top of your hose and it comes off when Wil has to throw it. It's just one little piece of satin with rubber inside. You don't need the belt and the thigh stockings, etc. Just wear it slightly above your knee and then when it comes time, Wil will take it off on the dance floor and you don't have to bring your skirt higher than the knee.

MODERN MOM said... July 18, 2011 at 3:24 PM

I put my garter belt on at the reception I didn't wear it all day and it was not the whole thing just a little lace thing like what you have shown I think i bought it blue so it could be my something blue. At the end it was fun. Someone had told me I needed to do a money dance I scratched that idea. I didn't like the idea of people pinning money to my dress, give it to me in a card.

Danfredo Photos + Films said... July 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM

I think I may have to ask Wil how he feels about all this. Believe it or not, he's a pretty shy guy. I honestly don't think that he's going to want to do something that personal in front of a big crowd like that. I'm about to ask him now...

Jennifer said... July 18, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I wore an Army garter for Aaron but we didn't do the garter toss or bouquet toss. He ended up seeing it later on ;)

Mrs. Hancock said... July 19, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I actually wore two garter belts. One blue one for throwing and a white one with a kelly green shamrock for a momento. We did the removal and toss as well as the bouquet toss. However, we ditched the embarassment for our guests and opted out of having the catcher of the garter yank it up a single ladies leg. Instead, he asked her for a dance. Which was perfect! You don't have to wear it ALL the way up your leg if the dress is a sexy number, put it on your calf muscle. Unless you plan on wearing leggings, then I don't know what to tell you. ;)

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