Garters are generally satin made to match the color of the dress, shoes, handbag and gloves. They are designed with an innocent black, white or ivory lace ruffle around the bottom of it. The garter is generally removed from the brides leg by the groom and tossed into the crowd of single men at weddings. Similar to the Bride tossing her bouquet into the crowd of single women. The man and woman who catch the bouquet and garter at the wedding are said to be the next to get married.