Post # 1
In the process of trying to set my wedding date, I idea hit me of getting married on Friday 13th. I am not a superstitious person, and I think it would just be different and interesting. I have been looking at Friday to begin with because for some of the venues I am looking at its cheaper, and also easier to book friday.
I know some people frown upon a friday wedding, but EVERY job I have had included work on a one or two saturdays a month, and I think I have had to apply for time off for just about every wedding I have ever been too.
I started looking online about wedding superstitions. As far as I can tell my FI and I have already broken some of the cardinal sins. We live together, have 2 kids, he has seen me in my wedding dress (my Mum freaked, I didn’t care. He won’t remember it by the wedding). I also want to have a first look at the wedding to save guests waiting around while photos are being taken. I believe our relationship is what we make it and I don’t believe that any superstition will change that.
While I was digging around I came across sites that say it is bad luck to get married on a weekend that includes a friday 13, that September 11 is bad luck and so is March 15. In my mind Sep 11 is not bad luck, but I can understand people not wanting to get married on that day as a sign of respect, just as I would not get married on Anzac Day in Australia also as a sign of respect. But I also know many have gotten married on that day so it can mean something else to them, which I also get the point of.
And as we all know what is bad luck in one culture is fantastic luck in another. Right now I am loving the idea of a Friday 13th wedding, and my mind is running with it.
Are there any wedding day superstitions that you wouldn’t break?
Post # 3
My grandmother would have a fit, lol. But I would love it.
BTW, my mom got married on Friday the 13th and they got divorced. So I’m sure my grandmother would love sharing that with me over and over and over.
Post # 4
im not a hell no or a hell yeah – its a date that occassionally has a bad rep
Post # 5
If you were to get married on a Friday the 13th, it’s not going to be a Friday every year….
Post # 6
i picked no, just because i don’t like the number 13, it has nothing to do with superstitions or bad luck, i just don’t like it. now that i think about it, maybe it’s the “teens” in general i don’t like the sound of
Post # 7
@LeftHanded: lol, I realise that. And thats why everyone says don’t get married on the 13th so their anniversary is never on Fri 13th. But whats another broken superstiation. 🙂
Post # 8
I would pick it (if necessary) and then say “f* you, my marriage is going to be awesome” to the superstitious powers that be!
Post # 9
i personally always love friday the 13th – i always think friday the 13th is a great night to go out and have some fun! screw superstitions 🙂
i say go for it.
Post # 10
ooops, I didn’t read the entire thing, so I voted “no” but I’m actually a HELL YEAH!!!!
I soooo wanted Friday the 13th, but I knew it wouldn’t actually have worked for us. Too many people working and too many people having to drive too far for that. We love our friends, so unless we planned to have it at, ohhhh the EARLIEST of 8pm, a Friday just would NOT have worked.
Unless we snuck out the day before and got married then had the “wedding” on the Saturday, but that kinda defeats the purpose, doesn’t it???
Post # 11
I’m not superstitious but I wouldnt have a friday wedding anyway so I would never have to make this choice
Post # 12
We are getting married on the 13 and I never even really thought about it, until now! I guess I am one of the ones who says it doesnt matter 😀
Post # 13
My MOH just got married on Friday, May 13– and so far nothing bad has happened to her 🙂
Post # 14
My son was born on the 13th so we are getting married 1 month after that on the 13th. Easy to remember and I usually have a good day on Friday the 13th.
Post # 15
Lol, our date is suppose to be lucky 11/11/11 🙂
Post # 16
I voted no way – but not because of supersitions. I just wouldn’t want to get married on a Friday.