Superstitions are everywhere, and it is no different for weddings. From centuries-old ones, to those that have appeared in more recent years, they are here to stay.
Not all of them totally believable, but some that can truly affect a couple’s big day, from the preparation taking a different direction, to not marrying someone because of their last name. Here are some of the most ridiculous wedding superstitions, some of which you may want to keep in mind.
Watch out for blind men or pregnant women
In the past, the man would send a trusted friend or family member to talk with his potential bride as part of the marriage proposal process. But if the person saw a blind man or pregnant woman on the way, it was considered a bad omen.
Your last name shouldn’t start with the same letter
Supposedly meant to cause bad luck, there is ever a rhyme: “To change the name and not the letter, is to change for the worst and not for the better.”
The wedding veil offers protection
While veils might seem outdated and too traditional for some nowadays, they are supposed to ward off evil spirits, according to Roman tradition. By hiding the bride’s face, the veil supposedly keeps any ghosts and bad spirits away.
Spiders are good luck
According to English legend, finding a spider inside your wedding gown before you walk down the aisle is a ‘best of luck omen’.
Don’t drop the rings
Apparently, if your soon to be husband accidently loses hold of your wedding bands, whoever drops the ring will pass away first. Not something you would like to think about during your wedding ceremony.
Let it rain… or not
According to Alanis Morissette, rain on your wedding day is ironic. Good omen proponents say some nuptial drizzle can be cleansing and unifying, while others say the rain represents all the ugly-crying you’ll do during your marriage.
We can’t help clarify if any of the above or true, or if you should believe in them or not, however we can promise to find you the wedding dress of your dreams. All you have to do is call us on 01799 526982 today.