Well, It’s Friday the 13th people - if like us, you’re a little on the superstitious side, you’ll dodge walking under any ladders and avoid black cats like the plague today! In all seriousness though, it got us thinking about some of the old wedding superstitions and wondering what they really mean…?
If you’re getting married today, it's unlikely you'll be reading our blog but fingers crossed you’ve got a few of these ticked off the list already!
The bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue (and if she REALLY wants feel lucky… a silver sixpence in her shoe!)
“…a silver sixpence in her shoe.” As the Victorian rhyme goes, placing a penny in the bride’s shoe will bring her a life filled with good luck and fortune.
The groom should not see the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony.
This superstitions originates from the time when arranged marriages were custom and signified a business deal between two families. The bride’s family feared that if the groom met the bride before the ceremony and didn’t like the look of her, he’d call the whole thing off! Therefore, it soon became tradition that the bride and groom were only allowed to meet at the altar so the groom couldn’t change his mind…. Romantic stuff, huh!?
The groom should carry his bride across the threshold of their new home to avoid bad luck.
Rather than fork out for yet another cake the couple would store the top tier of their wedding cake until needed in the following months.
Last but not least, rain on your wedding day is actually considered GOOD luck!
Some say rain represents the last tears the bride will shed for the rest of her life… other’s say it represents a new start, unity and renewal. We say, it’s not the end of the world but sunshine would be more convenient!