Wedding Superstitions & Traditions

by: Jill tham 
From helpful rhymes to tell you which day and month is the most favoured for a wedding, to the act of carrying the bride over the threshold to ward off evil spirits, wedding superstitions and traditions have persisted since the first couple joined together in holy matrimony. Whether you place any stock in them or not is up to you, but it never hurts to try for that little bit of extra luck. And who doesn’t want to live in a world where a spider in your wedding dress is actually a good thing?

  • It is good luck for the bride to cry on her wedding day. Shedding all her tears will ensure she will have none to trickle down her cheeks during the marriage.
  • Brides be sure to wear gloves with your gown and stuff a sugar cube into one of  your gloves to sweeten the union.
  • In the time of arranged marriages, it was thought if a bride and groom saw each other before getting married there would be too much time to back out.
  • I hope you are not afraid or spiders because a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck.
  • Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
  • Carrying the bride across the threshold and wearing a veil are traditions still guaranteed to protect the bride from evil spirits lurking below.
  • Save the top tier of the cake for your first anniversary.
  • Each guest should have a bite of wedding cake to guarantee good luck for the happy couple.
  • Keep track of the number of ribbons broken at the wedding shower while the bride is unwrapping her gifts. This will be the number of children she conceives.
  • Scheduling your ceremony when the hands on the clock are going up, and not while the hands are going down is considered a favourable time to marry. You don’t want your marriage to be going downhill.
  • For wealth, a bride should put a penny in her shoe.
  • Brides, be attentive to which foot you step into the church with. Using the right foot will bring good luck.

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