In the 14th century, it was customary for the bride to toss her garter to the men, but sometimes the men got too drunk, and would become impatient and try to take the garter off her ahead of time. (Eventually the groom got into the act and saved his bride from the unruly mob...we hope). All the same, it got to less trouble for her to toss her bridal bouquet instead.
Garter Box Sets
Ribbon and Lace Garters