Some of these are really crazy!
Marriage Folklore and Superstitions
Every culture has superstitions surrounding marriage and the wedding day itself. Many superstitions are so ingrained they have become a regular part of wedding traditions. The reasons why a bride wears white, wears a veil, why the groom carries the bride over the threshold, the placement of the best man, the reasons why there is a best man and bridesmaids, why we still decorate the get a way vehicle with noisy items, and why the bride should have something old, new, borrowed blueâ€¦ these all come from wedding folklore and superstition. Here are some lesser known superstitions and folklore about weddings and marriage.
* It is good luck for a bride to dream of her wedding day.
* Feed a cat out of an old shoe and your wedding day will be a happy one.
* If a cat sneezes in front of a bride on the day before her wedding, it is a sign of very good luck.
* It is bad luck for a bride to read the marriage service on the day before her wedding.
* A woman should not marry a man whose surname begins with the same letter as her own, it is bad luck.
* It is unlucky to marry someone born in the same month as you.
* It will bring bad luck to marry on your birthday.
* Be sure that the marriage is completed between the half hour and the hour.
* If it rains on the wedding day the bride will cry all her married life.
* Postponing a wedding is very bad luck.
* It is bad luck for the bride to eat anything while she is adorning for her marriage, wait until after the ceremony.
* After the bride is completely dressed and ready for the ceremony she must not look into a mirror again until she is wed. The bride may dress before a mirror but leave something off after she walks away, like a necklace or earring.
* Wear earrings when you are married and you will always be happy.
* It is bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the actual ceremony.
* It is bad luck to make your own wedding gown.
* It is a sign of very good luck to find a spider crawling on your wedding gown.
* Pearls are the symbols of tears. For each pearl that the bride wears her husband will give her a cause for weeping.
* A bride should have her hair dressed and veil put on by a happily married woman.
* Good luck will come to a bride if her veil is accidentally torn, especially if torn at the altar.
* Bad luck comes to the bride who shows her veil to anyone other than family before the wedding.
* In the saying something old, something newâ€¦ The old should be something from a happily married woman, the borrowed should be an object of gold, and the sixpence, penny or new dime should be worn in the heel of the left show.
* The bride should always be happy if she wears or carries a bit of salt.
* The bridegroom should carry a horseshoe in his pocket for good luck.
* The bride should step into and out of the church with her right foot first, when stepping away from the altar she should also put the right foot first.
* At the altar the bride should keep her right foot ahead of the groomâ€™s.
* At the wedding the bride should make sure she sees the groom before he sees her.
* It is unlucky to give away a wedding present.
* The bride should drink a glass of water after the wedding ceremony.
* Give the clergy an odd sum of money for good luck.
* It is bad luck for the bride to put bare feet on the floor on her wedding night. Keep slippers on or have the groom carry you to bed.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:53 PM
Oh great...I did half of the bad luck crap..great!
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:02 AM
very interesting. i do not think i could keep up with all of those, especially the ones about which feet to step with. to much to think about!!!
Tara and Bobby
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