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Superstition Series: Wedding Superstitions

Updated on November 21, 2015

Wedding season, wedding season! Yes, get ready, it's just around the corner!

Wedding Superstitions

Wedding is one of those events that most definitely is going to change the rest of your life. Walking down the aisle, newlyweds are entering a new, exciting, but also unknown phase. They hope for their wedding party to be perfect, for everything go the best possible, and that is when superstitions come to life - to reassure us that everything will be OK. Even those who are usually not superstitious at all, on this special day they do everything according to the tradition, just in case.

I doesn't hurt to follow a few sometimes seemingly silly steps, and it makes the entire experience even more special.

What Is The Best Time to Get Married?

The main thing is to make sure that you organize your wedding in a month, which name contains the letter "r". This will ensure the strength of the marriage. The worst months to get married are May and November.

If you want to ensure even more luck, you should take an oath during Christmas, Easter or Carnival. Also, avoid any party planning during advent and lent.

There is also a superstition concerning a choice of church (if you are religious, of course) and the time of the day. It's best if the wedding is held at the place where the bride was baptized, and it must be held on a full hour.

Well, just like they say: timing is everything!

Choice of Witnesses

It is believed that couples in love should stand before the altar only one time, therefore you should avoid choosing witnesses, bridesmaids and groomsmen, who are in a relationship with each other, unless you would like them to part their ways in the near future.

Bridesmaids and groomsmen should not be married (could be engaged though), however witnesses must be already married. You must also make sure that a maid of honor is not expecting a child.

Lucky Outfits

Superstitions associated with outfits of the bride and groom are probably the most known and obeyed.

  • It is known that groom must not see his bride's wedding dress before the wedding, therefore he should never ever be a part of the dress shopping and selection of the gown.
  • The bride should not sew her own dress, and absolutely cannot let her sisters take measurements. Otherwise they will never get married themselves.
  • The veil of the future wife can pined only by a Miss and not a Mrs!

  • At least one day before the wedding, you should leave your wedding shoes on a windowsill, so "good luck" can enter them and stay.
  • The bride should have sewn into her undergarments a little bit of sugar and bread crumb, and a single penny in her shoe. This is a way to ensure prosperity.
  • On the wedding day every bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and white. She should not wear anything pink.
  • It is good for the groom to carry some money in his pocket to guarantee future prosperity.
  • To avoid disappointment, bad luck and tears, do not stitch wedding clothes on a wedding day, even if they tear. In such case it is better to use a safety pin.

Do Not Try On The Rings!

Wedding rings are a very important symbol of marriage, and there are of course some superstitions associated with them.

First of all you shouldn't try on wedding rings right prior to the oath. Also, do not pick them of the floor, if they happen to fall. It must be done by the priest or officiant.

Be careful Brides! You must pay attention when putting the ring on: if a husband-to-be puts a ring on his bride's finger and presses it to the very end, it means that he will be the boss in this marriage.

Emotional Vows

Young couples are often worried that they will forget their wedding vows or confuse the words of the oath. That would be absolutely fine! If it happens, it will actually mean lots of happiness.

The bride should also not be afraid of showing some emotion and shedding a few tears, because they promise that she will never cry because of her husband.

Rice and Coins

Wedding guests should not forget about having some coins or rice ready, to shower the newlyweds right after the ceremony. They both are symbols of wealth and future prosperity.

Bride and groom should try to gather all of the scattered coins - it is even sort of a little competition! The person who collects the most of money will be in charge of budget in their marriage.

Shattered Glass

Newlyweds should throw on the ground behind them their glasses after having the first toast. Shattered glass is a symbol of luck and happiness. Also, if there is more broken glass during the wedding reception, it is all for the best as well.

Congratulations!


"I love your feet
because they have
wandered over
the earth and through
the wind and water
until they brought
you to me."


~Pablo Neruda


As you start this new journey, may every day hold wonderful experiences! May your marriage be full of love, friendship and happiness!

© 2014 Aga

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you dear FlourishAnyway!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I love this. Pinning so that others can enjoy it too!

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick - you are right: there are always some exceptions from any rules, hahaha! We can't blindly follow all of the superstitions, even if they are fun :-)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      I had no idea of some of these superstitions. This was a joy to read.

      (except l got married in May 45 years ago.) Ha Ha . the exception that proves the rule , eh?

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Thank you ThelmaC! I like traditions and silly superstition. Life is funner with them around :-)

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Grand old lady - I didn't follow all of the "rules" either, but I did keep some of them in mind :-)

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 3 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      Very interesting. I had not heard most of these superstitions. Good job!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Wow, I missed most of these traditions on my marriage, but there is always my daughter to prepare for if ever the day comes that she decides to get married So Ill have to print this hub out and keep it in my wallet till then.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      cmoneyspinner1tf - thank you! I thought that would be a timely summer hub :-) Love is in the air :-)

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Thank you so much dear DDE!

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      Aga 3 years ago

      I think superstitions make our lives a bit more fun, as long as we don't take them too seriously :-) Thank you Bill!!!

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      Treathyl FOX 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Interesting HUB. Perfect for the month of June. :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting hub! I did not know of such superstitious thoughts. Amazing of that comes to mind before. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There are sure a lot of superstitions, aren't there? This is a fun series.

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