Hello all! I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing long weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful weather! I don’t know about you, but Monday had me thinking that it was the middle of July here in Cambridge! It was wonderful and my family and I spent the entire day outside soaking up the sun. Now that we are all back at the grind and counting down the days until the next long weekend (July 1st can’t come soon enough!), I thought it would be a good idea to have some light-hearted fun with the blog this week.
If you’re like me, you hear about superstitions and on the outside you’re rolling your eyes, but on the inside there’s a little part of you that wonders if it’s true! Superstitions have surrounded weddings for centuries and many of them can still be found in even the most non-traditional weddings. While many old wives tales make people laugh and think “really!?” there are a lot that add a bit of excitement into the plans of today’s bride. This week I am going to share with you some of these superstitions. Some may make you laugh but others you will recognize and have probably already planned on incorporating into your big day!
The Groom Cannot See The Bride Before The Wedding
This is a superstition every bride knows, but with new and exciting things like “first look” sessions, it’s becoming less prevalent in today’s wedding scene. But why did this “cardinal rule” come to be in the first place? Seeing the bride before the wedding is said to be like having a glimpse into the future before it has happened, therefore, it is bad luck! I know a lot of brides out there truly believe in this and there is nothing wrong with that…BUT, I think another reason why this superstition still stands strong is because a lot of brides dream of that moment when everyone, including their groom, sees them for the first time at the top of the aisle.
Get Married On Monday For Health, Tuesday For Wealth, Wednesday Best Of All, Thursday For Losses, Friday For Crosses, And Saturday For No Luck At All
It’s fairly obvious that Saturday is the most popular day of the week to get married, mainly because it’s the most convenient when it comes to 9-5 work schedules. However, according to this old wives tale, it seems as though convenience equals bad luck! By the looks of it, Wednesday is the best day to get hitched! But when was the last time you went to a Wednesday wedding? For me, never lol, and I know a lot of people that have been married Friday through Sunday that have everything this superstitious Wednesday promises.
If A Single Woman Sleeps With A Piece Of Wedding Cake Under Her Pillow, She Will Dream Of Her Future Husband
I’m not quite sure where this superstition started, and personally, I hadn’t heard about it until I started exploring the web while writing this post! Nowadays, I think this is definitely one of those tales that is meant to give you a good laugh! Have you ever heard of someone doing this?
Tying Things To The Car Bumper
I’ve always loved this tradition but I did not know the meaning behind it! According to the superstition, decorating the back of the car is actually meant to get rid of evil spirits. The loud noises from things (like cans) clinging and clanging together are supposed to scare them off!
Who would have thought that something as common and beautiful as a bride’s veil would hold such deep superstition!? The Romans actually used to use the veil as a disguise to outwit evil spirits! And some Eastern countries require the bride to wear the veil over her face throughout the entire ceremony because the groom is not supposed to see her until they are officially married. So the next time you hear someone referring to a veil as a simple accessory, you can tell them that it’s more than just a pretty headpiece!
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Article written by Katie Dennison – Assistant Planner at The Little White Dress
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