Post # 1
Has anyone else heard that it’s unlucky to marry on the hour? Someone mentioned to me that you should always start your ceremony on the half hour because the hands of the clock are moving up instead of down? Does that sound right? Is this just a silly superstition that I should ignore like seeing each other before the wedding?
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of this!!! but what if you got married at 6:30? the hands of the clock would both be pointing down?
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’ve heard that it’s GOOD luck to marry on the “upswing” of the hour or whatever, but I’ve never heard that it’s bad luck not to. I have a friend getting married at 5:31, just for that reason, haha!
Post # 5
Wow, I’ve never heard of this at all. Good thing to know!
Post # 6
I got married on the hour, whoops. Never heard that one before.
Post # 7
My mom’s fiance freaked out when he heard I was getting married at 4. But then again, he’s been married three times, so what does he know! 😉 I think it’s just a silly superstition, and not even one that many people have heard of.
Post # 8
I’ve never heard of this. And we don’t get a choice. Priest says it’s 1, it’s @ 1.
Post # 9
I’ve heard of this, my whole family is hard core about this. I respect their opinion and superstitions so Fiance and I agreed to get married at 4:30.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Never heard of this. Woops! :p
Post # 11
Never heard of this but does that mean most Catholic weddings are doomed? LOL. Weddings at my church start either noon or 2pm.
Post # 12
My mom has always told me this. Her and my dad got married on the half hour so they’d be married on the “upswing.” Thirty+ years happily married don’t lie…. 🙂
I’ll be getting married on the half hour.
Post # 13
@corgitales that is so funny 🙂 a very sweet story!
I had NEVER heard that before though until today
Post # 14
I had never heard of this until my stepmom said something when I started thinking about when exactly on the day, we would be married. Her first response, when I said 5:00pm was OH NO! She acted like somebody had kicked my dog or something. No, she was simply reacting to the fact that it is apparently quite unlucky to be married on anything other than the ‘upswing’ of the hour (5:15, etc). I am fairly superstitious, so we will go with it. 🙂
Post # 15
I have never ever heard of this! Man, and I thought I was doing good with knowing all of the traditions/superstitions 🙂 I’m getting married at 5… but it’s a Catholic mass, so halfway through we will be on the “upswing” lol 😉
Post # 16
@blueshoes- good point. I do think that the important time is when you are pronounced, not when the ceremony starts. We’re Lutheran though so our ceremonies only last about 20 minutes.