Six Traditions and Superstitions You Should Know Before Your Wedding Day

Well, it’s that time of year again; wedding season! If you're either the one getting married or attending a wedding, you know that there are a lot of traditions, as well as some superstitions that are a part of the wedding experience. We have decided to name a couple of our favorite wedding traditions and superstitions, giving a bit of background of where all of these originated from. 20100129-couple-getting-engaged-290x218 Traditions
  1. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue
This tradition is very common for a wedding ceremony. By following the infamous rhyme, your marriage is supposed to have a happy future. If you need some ideas on what exactly you should wear to follow this tradition, read our blog post!
  1. Wearing a Veil
Back in the day, brides would wear a veil as a symbol of youth, purity and to also protect themselves from any evil. Today, many brides still wear a veil with their wedding gown, however choose to not cover their faces with it.
  1. The Bride Standing on the Groom’s Left during the Wedding
This tradition actually follows the Anglo-Saxon England history. Back in their times, grooms would have to defend their brides. This meant that the bride had to stand at the left of the groom because he would use his sword arm (the right arm) to protect her. Superstitions
  1. Rain of Your Wedding Day
Nobody wants to deal with rain on their wedding day, however rain might not actually be a bad thing on this day! In some cultures, rain on your wedding day signifies fertility, unity, as well as ‘starting new’. Rain can be interpreted as tears, which signifies the last time the bride will shed tears for the rest of her life.
  1. Finding a Spider on your Wedding Gown
Finding a spider on anything is never a good thing, however finding one on your wedding gown, the day of the wedding, is a good omen according to the British. So try to not be too alarmed if you see one on you!
  1. The Groom seeing the Bride before the Wedding Ceremony
This superstition steams from when marriages were arranged. Couples to be married were not allowed to see each other at all, which was why having the groom unveil the bride was an important moment in the wedding ceremony; if he didn’t like what he saw, there was no turning back. While arranged marriages do not happen as often anymore, couples still seem to follow this. However, this superstition has been used more to create memories, than to avoid having either the bride or the groom change their mind. Some Fun Facts about Wedding Superstitions
  • Did you know that Saturday is the unluckiest day to get married according to an English folklore? Too bad it’s the most popular day to get married.
  • Out of the 12 months in a year, January and June are the ‘luckiest’ months to get married, while May (a very popular month for wedding ceremonies) is the ‘unluckiest’. Don't worry if you're getting married in May though-- these are just superstitions, remember?
So whether or not you follow these traditions and believe in the superstitions, remember to have fun at the wedding and add your own personal twist to all of these. They will all serve as fun memories down the road.