Seriously. These people prey on your commitment to a nice day. Just for fun, I looked online at how much garter belts cost. Do I plan to wear one? I dunno. But you're obligated to do the funny bit where the guys fall all over themselves when it's thrown, right? Dang, they're expensive! A small bit of elastic, maybe some lace, maybe some satin. Brava, done. And what, they're $25+ !??? Seriously. I doubt that guys out there are not as wedding-excited as girls.
A girl catches a bouquet and she'll save it. Probably as a reminder that she was thrilled ot be the center of attention or something. But does a guy save a garter belt he catches? More likely his GIRLFRIEND at the time will display it prominently as a constant reminder that it is somehow indicative that he must propose soon.
I really don't want or need something else that I will be making for this wedding, but the prohibitive cost of the garter belt, coupled with the likely "oh whoop dee doo" sentiment from the guy who catches it... I think I might just make it.
Ugh. Wedding people are scammers. I should start a business to show people how to deal with wedding leeches who want to take all your money.