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Wedding Superstitions,Something Old,Something New!
Old wives tales still hold true?
Wonder why everyone turns suspicious on the day of their wedding! There are tons of superstitions pertaining to wedding cermonies, bride and the groom, bridal dress and wedding rings.Should they be believed in?
Well some of them do sound like fun and make things more interesting.No harm in carrying them out as no one likes to take chances on the day of their wedding but you need not abide by the old wives tale all the way to the altar.Some of the superstitions are quite funny like this one..The bride should stand on the left hand side of the groom, the reason behind is that the groom's right hand should be free to fight off other suitors ! imagine :)
Something old, something new, will you keep a six pence in your shoe? off course you will :)
Here is a list of wedding superstitions that you may find interesting..read more !
>To refuse a share of wedding cake is unlucky.I dont know about the unlucky thing but i think it is foolish with a capital F;)
>If a single girl keeps a part of her share of the wedding cake under her pillow when she sleeps, she will see her future husband...but they never said u gotta put it in a wrapper too :(
>It is considered unlucky for the bride to make her own wedding dress, also the bridegroom should never see the dress before the wedding...plus the bride in it :)
>It is also considered unlucky if the bride puts on her full dress and looks herself in the mirror before the wedding. she should atleast leave a shoe, veil or the hem of the gown should be left unstitched.
>It is considered extremely unlucky if the bride or groom see each other on the wedding morning before they meet in church.
>The groom carries the bride over the threshold because it is considered unlucky if the bride trips while entering the house.
>It is believed to be very unlucky to remove the wedding ring, once it has been put on in church.It signifies death of the husband or loss of affection.
>To drop the ring before or during the wedding was very unlucky. If either the bride or groom dropped it , it was a sign that he or she would be the first to die.
>The tradition of tying old shoes to the back of the couples car, stems from tudor's times when guests would throw shoes at the bride and groom...and scream bullseye ;) ?
>In Anglo Saxon times the bride was symbolically struck with a shoe by the groom to establish his authority....wifey you better take my word for a command ???
>A six pence was placed in the shoe to bring the couple riches in their marriage,some still do it
>The groom was supposed to give a coin to the first person he sees on his way to the church for good luck.
>A variety of noisy tins and cans and old shoes were tied to the back of the couples carriage and excessive noise such as bells,horns,cheers and fireworks were sounded to keep the evil spirits away.
>If the younger of the two sisters marries first, the old sister must dance barefoot at the wedding or risk spending the rest of her life as a spinster.
Phew !!! The list is never going to end, one can just go on and on...Thank heavens some of the traditions have toned down or forgotten !