In recently preparing and researching a “rain plan” for a couples upcoming nuptials, I came across some interesting wedding superstitions….these are for enjoyment only ladies, don’t get any ideas =D

The Engagement

  • It is a change for the worse if a future bride is to marry a man whose surname begins with the same letter as the future bride’s first name.
  • In the past, it was believed that the vein on the forth finger of the left hand leads directly to the heart. An obvious finger of choice for the engagement and wedding rings.
  • The future bride must not remove the engagement ring prior to the wedding day.

The Wedding Dress

  • Wedding superstitions suggest it is bad luck for the bride to make the wedding dress but the last few stitches should be completed by the bride moments before dressing.
  • It is an old tradition that the bride wears a veil. This wedding superstition helps to disguise the bride from any evil spirits.
  • A spider found in the wedding dress is particularly good luck.
  • The bride may also add a horse shoe to the wedding costume to promote good luck, with the open end up to keep the luck in.

The Wedding Ceremony

  • English folklore insists that Saturday is the unluckiest day of the week to be married. The groom’s birthday is the luckiest day to tie the knot.
  • For good luck, the groom must arrive at the wedding ceremony first.
  • To ensure this luck continues the bride must not be on time and should enter the ceremony with the right foot.
  • The timing of the wedding ceremony and the saying of the vows must be considered to ensure that the couple work together in the marriage. After the half hour and prior to the hour is considered lucky.
  • It is extremely unlucky if the wedding ring is dropped by the groom or the best man.

And while your at it; don’t forget your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe

Happy planning ~ smooches

Melissa