Do you believe in these wedding superstitions?

Do you believe in these wedding superstitions?

Let’s be honest, we all know a few. Wedding superstitions have been around for centuries. The question is, do you believe in them? Not seeing your loved one the night before the big day, lest the groom changes his mind at the last minute, is a widely-known superstition.

Here are a few superstitions you may not have come across:

1. Ditch the yellow roses. It is said that yellow roses symbolise jealousy.

2. The incy wincy spider superstition – finding a spider on your wedding dress is supposedly a sign of good luck.

3. Welcome the tears. Some people people it is good to cry on your wedding day, as it means you will have no more tears left to cry in your marriage.

4. Dodge the nun or monk. It is said that a bride who sees a nun or monk on her wedding day will be cursed with infertility and poverty.

5. In the wedding world, Saturday is viewed as the least lucky day of the week to get married, while Wednesday is supposedly the best day to wed. Getting married on the 13th of the month also does not bode well, and getting hitched in the month of May is seen as unlucky too, due to the Romans’ festival of the dead that was always held in May.

6. The bride and evil spirits. One belief held by some is that the bride is more susceptible to evil spirits. In some cultures, the bride therefore needs to be carried over the threshold in order to be protected from them. She also has to wear a veil to ward off the spirits. Roman brides, meanwhile had to wear garlands and wreaths because they believed that if you were inside a circle, malicious spirits could not harm you, while in Ireland, it was believed that ringing bells would shoo the supernatural away.

7. If you have an older, unmarried sister, one superstition has it that she needs to dance barefoot at your wedding. If not, she will be at risk of never getting married.

8. Count the pieces. In Italy, it is thought that you have to break glass on your big day and count all the pieces – the number tells you how many years you’ll be married.


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9. Don’t be a butterfingers! Some believe that if someone drops the wedding ring during the ceremony, they will be the first of everyone at the ceremony to die.

10. Let the heavens open – it is said by some that rain on your wedding day brings fertility and cleansing.

So, which of these do you believe in?


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