CreativeGarters

Where our name truly says it all!

Michigan, United States · 8922 Sales

CreativeGarters

Where our name truly says it all!

Michigan, United States 8922 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Creative Garters is your home for custom garters expertly handcrafted with your personality in mind! We use a variety of high quality fabrics, satin, lace, and embellishments to bring your dreams to life. We are excited to be a part of your big day, and we specialize in creating personalized and embroidered garters to fit any theme.
Turnaround Time: Currently two weeks (subject to change)
Promotions: We are proud of our military forces, so there will always be a 10% discount!
Additional promotions occur during the months of November and December, so check back often to see updates. If you need a handmade garter rushed within seven days of purchase, I can accommodate you for a nominal fee of $10 per garter with the purchase of Priority shipping. The option is a choice at checkout. I do request that you contact me prior to purchase to ensure I can accommodate a rush order.
Don’t forget to put your wedding date and measurements if you choose 'Provide Measurement' in the Notes to Seller portion of your order.
For your convenience, here is a direct link to a free printable paper ruler so you can take your measurements in the comfort of your own home:
http://printable-ruler.net/
For more information on my business practices, processing times, shipping specifics, international fees and ordering, and rush guidelines please refer to my policies. We strive for excellent customer service so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or requests.
Thank you for supporting handmade and I look forward to working with you.
-Adriana
Creative Garters: Where our name truly says it all!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 16, 2016

Creative Garters is your home for custom garters expertly handcrafted with your personality in mind! We use a variety of high quality fabrics, satin, lace, and embellishments to bring your dreams to life. We are excited to be a part of your big day, and we specialize in creating personalized and embroidered garters to fit any theme.
Turnaround Time: Currently two weeks (subject to change)
Promotions: We are proud of our military forces, so there will always be a 10% discount!
Additional promotions occur during the months of November and December, so check back often to see updates. If you need a handmade garter rushed within seven days of purchase, I can accommodate you for a nominal fee of $10 per garter with the purchase of Priority shipping. The option is a choice at checkout. I do request that you contact me prior to purchase to ensure I can accommodate a rush order.
Don’t forget to put your wedding date and measurements if you choose 'Provide Measurement' in the Notes to Seller portion of your order.
For your convenience, here is a direct link to a free printable paper ruler so you can take your measurements in the comfort of your own home:
http://printable-ruler.net/
For more information on my business practices, processing times, shipping specifics, international fees and ordering, and rush guidelines please refer to my policies. We strive for excellent customer service so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or requests.
Thank you for supporting handmade and I look forward to working with you.
-Adriana
Creative Garters: Where our name truly says it all!

Adriana Benge-van Dijk

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Adriana Benge-van Dijk

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Any garters can be custom made.

About

Welcome to CreativeGarters, where our name truly says it all!

Before I opened this online store in March 2010, I was a seamstress at a local bridal shop. There is something so magical about the bustle and preparations of brides-to-be, I knew then I wanted to remain in this industry. While I initially focused on dresses, we soon started to get regular requests for garters. I adored making these frilly embellishments, and was always impressed by the combined creativity of the brides and our staff. There is so much hope, romance and excitement, and the innocent selection of the wedding dress is complemented by the salacious selection of garters!
I offer my clients over twenty years’ experience as a seamstress, and I also offer a unique perspective with my military garters because I am a proud military vet's wife myself! Both my husband and my son were proud members of the American Military and it is with great honor I create these garters. There are two types of customers I have the opportunity to work with; brides who are marrying into a military family or brides who are proud military members themselves! The military is such a big part of your life and so I wanted to make something that not only made the bride feel beautiful, but also honored the service that the grooms (and potentially brides themselves) offer to our country.
This business has truly been a Godsend, and I am grateful for every day I am able to sew. I believe that while life is full of obstacles, by sharing your passion, and remembering your faith, you can improve the world around you. That is what I aim to do with each of these garters, whether it is for a wedding, birthday, holiday, prom or other special occasion! I want to offer my customers personalized embroidery, custom color combinations, and excellent customer service.
I want my brides and grooms to smile and to celebrate because that is what makes life sweet.
If you would like the chance to follow me on social media, you can do so at any (or all) of the links below:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Creative.garters
Instagram: instagram.com/creativegarters/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/creativegarters/
Twitter: twitter.com/CreativeGarters

Thank you for taking the time to learn about CreativeGarters, our products, and our mission!

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  • Adriana Benge

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Made In The USA

    Thank you for getting to know us better. I started Creative Garters and design and sew the garters. I love any ideas our customers come up with and will work with you to get the perfect garter for your special day!

  • Amy Benge

    Assistant, Customer Service, Shipper

    I am Adriana's daughter-in-law and help her out with things that need to be done on the computer and shipping! I have always loved looking at these garters and how beautiful they are; so, it is fun to be apart of it now!!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2016
Welcome to Creative Garters! I make your garter to fit your needs for your special day or occasion (garters aren't just for weddings, it is also a very fun way to surprise your significant other!). If you do not see any thing that catches your eye, please message me and I will see what I can do to work with you and the idea you have!! ****Also message me if you click on a garter you want and it says unavailable.**** You can also follow the link that says "Request Custom Order". Thank you so much for visiting my page. If you do place an order, please leave in the ***NOTE SECTION YOUR WEDDING DATE.***

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Creative Garters accepts PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards for payment.
Payment is due at the time of order, and Creative Garters reserves the right to cancel a transaction is payment does not clear within fourteen (14) days of order placement. I will not begin production on an order until payment has cleared in full.
If you have purchased a custom order, cancellations are not available once payment has cleared. For more information regarding the cancellation policy regarding custom and stock orders, please refer to our refunds and exchanges policy.
You do not need a PayPal account to use this option, and can sign in as a Guest. To use this option, please follow the prompts and refer to PayPal.com for any additional questions.
Shipping
Creative Garters ships worldwide using USPS.
Each order includes complimentary tracking to confirm order transit and delivery status.
Insurance is included up to a $50 value for purchases that include Priority Shipping. If a customer does not select Priority Shipping during order placement, insurance will not be included.
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure correct shipping address at the time of order placement, and Creative Garters is released from any liability should the customer order with an incorrect address.
Production time is noted in each individual product listing, and it is the customer’s responsibility to order within this time frame; should you require a product sooner it is your responsibility to contact me prior to purchase to discuss availability and upgrade options.
Creative Garters is released from liability for delays in shipping once a package has left our care. We are unable to control shipping factors such as weather, staffing errors, or delays and by purchasing a product from Creative Garters, the customer recognizes that all shipping profiles are estimates and not guarantees of time.
**International Orders**
It is the responsibility of the customer to pay all import fees and/or taxes to their country as it is illegal for Creative Garters to mark an item as a gift or to cover these charges. The shipping charges levied by Creative Garters do not cover these import fees. By purchasing a product from Creative Garters, the customer acknowledges and agrees to all terms and conditions within these policies including shipping and payment details.
Refunds and Exchanges
Creative Garters reserves the right to evaluate all refund and exchange requests on a case by case basis. Due to the custom nature of many of my products, refunds and exchanges are not offered for those products unless an error was made by Creative Garters in production.
Cancellations are allowed on stock items only. Cancellations may be permitted on stock items up until the item has been shipped. If a customer wishes to refuse the package upon arrival, it will be returned to Creative Garters. Once the unopened package has been safely returned, the customer will receive a refund minus shipping costs as those are nonrefundable.
Cancellations are not allowed on custom orders once payment has cleared.
If an individual wishes to requests a refund and or exchange they may do so within thirty days of product receipt as evidenced by the tracking number of their package. They must contact us via Etsy conversation within that window with a detailed description of why they are submitting the request, along with any pictures if applicable. If a refund or exchange request is approved, the customer is responsible for sending the item back to us in a tracked package and the cost of shipping is the responsibility of the customer.
If an error was made in production by Creative Garters, we will cover the cost of shipping.
Examples of circumstances that do not qualify for refunds or exchanges include (but are not limited to):
Incorrect spelling within an order (placed by the customer)
Incorrect shipping address (placed by the customer)
Buyer’s remorse
Shipping delays
Custom orders
Requests placed after the 30 day window of product receipt
If a customer needs an adjustment on a garter, those will be honored within the thirty day window. Please message me directly via Etsy conversation to discuss your needs. Again, the customer is responsible for the second round of shipping for further adjustments unless there was an error made in production by Creative Garters.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs

1.Can I customize a garter? I don't see what I'm looking for.
A: Yes. Please follow the "Request Custom Order" link, or you can feel free to message me.

2. How far ahead of my wedding do I need to order?
A: At least three weeks. That gives me time to sew and order anything I might need. International should give six weeks notice.

3. Can I do any sports team?
A: Yes. If you want a charm for it however, that is dependent on if I can find the charm. I am in no way associated or affiliated with any of the sports teams or merchandise.

4. Can I change what the heart charm says on the Police Garters?
A: No.The charm comes that way. I can change the color of the fabric, the color of the trim, or change to a completely different charm.

5. Can I change the color of the satin or the trim?
A: Yes. Please put what change(s) you want in the note section before you finish your order.

6. Can I change the organza to lace, or the lace to organza?
A: Yes. You can switch organza to lace, or lace to organza. Please write what change(s) you would like in the note section before you finish placing your order.

7. What kind of camouflage do you have?
A: I have several hunting, and any American and Canadian military. If I happen to not have it, I can however see if I can order it--just send me a message.

8. I do not see the charm I want on the garter anywhere. Can I custom order a charm?
A: Yes. I have a vendor who can make any charm you would like. I would need to discuss it with you in a message first. If you want a custom charm there will be an additional $3 charge. The custom charms are made out of a durable plastic that has a gloss overcoat.

9. Can I change the embroidery to something different?
A: Yes, BUT message me first so I can make sure all the letters will fit. (Approximately 16 characters **SPACES ARE CHARACTERS TOO** and two lines. *It is also dependent on the font*.) It can either be a name or a short saying. If you still have questions send me a message.

10. Can I get embroidery on the the back and the front of the garter?
A: No. It can only be in the front. The embroidery does not stretch.

11. I want to buy a garter, but when I click on it, it says unavailable. Can I still buy it?
A. If this happens to you, please contact me through Etsy messages, or at creative.garters [!at] gmail.com.