(Closed) Is it really Bad Luck……..

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I think it’s a southern thing I heard 🙂 I never heard of it until I was watching those wedding shows on TV. I participated in my own rehearsal and so did my mom and all of my aunts. But, if you want to go with it, the tradition calls for a stand-in. I forget what they call it. There’s a special name, I just cant remember

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

i thought that was the whole purpose of the rehearsal!

i’m not sure if it’s a southern thing, cause i’ve never heard of it. :p

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

I’ve heard that. I think the MOH is supposed to stand in at the rehearsal. I’m doing my own rehearsal or else I’m afraid I’ll forget something the day of.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Traditions are traditions… but doing or not doing something is not going to give you bad luck.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My FSIL practiced walking down the aisle and everything is fine with them. lol. I think someone might just be trying to make you nervous.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I can see that being superstition, like you might be jinxing things… but frankly we had enough to worry about just figuring out where everyone was going to stand etc. 

I’m not very superstitious (except when it comes to work) and I didn’t have anything “borrowed” either.  I lent a bracelet to my bridesmaid and called it “reverse borrowed”.  I had all the other stuff… just don’t tell my family members.  They’d flip that I was so non superstitious!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ummmm. i hadn’t heard that. I walked down the aisle with my dad for practice. There were stairs to maneuver and we worked on our pace, too. I guess I wanted to walk really fast and dad didn’t.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have never heard that. I have heard that at Catholic rehearsals the priests should not use their real names when practicing because they can actually be marrying the couple at that time. I know it is weird but I heard it some time this year.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had never heard that before. There sure are a lot of wedding superstitions. I’m to the point that I could care less about superstitions. Lets just get married already!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve heard that before and the rehearsals that I’ve been too the bride was just standing on the side and someone else stepped in their place.  It’s all very superstitious!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

lol, also, i’d be a little weirded out with somebody pretend-marrying my future husband!

maybe i’m just possessive. :p

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I’ve never heard this before.  Everytime I’ve been involved in a wedding rehearsal, the bride has walked down the aisle just as she would for the wedding. Is this regional/cultural?  I’ve never seen it done any other way.

I walked down the aisle not once but twice during our rehearsal.  We talked through everything and then we did one run-through of everything.  Honestly, I think this helped me because I was kind of nervous at the rehearsal, but on the day of the wedding–I was totally relaxed and happy!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I actually have heard of this. The superstition is supposed to be that the bride only walks down the aisle ONCE (since the groom would be waiting at the altar) to get to her groom, or else it is bad luck. For couples who are superstitious, the bride and groom would go down side aisles to get to their positions at the altar or the bride would sit to the side and have a stand-in walk the aisle.

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