Wedding superstitions

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Don’t know if there’s a difference between traditions and superstitions, but these are a few we are following.


My FI and I will not be seeing eachother before the ceremony, even tho we live together already and have a child. It’s just a tradition we like and both feel strongly about.

I also like the idea of the something old, something new, something borrowed something blue. AND a sixpence in the shoe. So ill be doing that.

We’ve also heard that its inappropriate for men to wear a white feather on their lapel, so I made sure there was none in the bouteneires ( even tho I have white feathers everywhere for my wedding).

I also believe its good luck if it rains on your wedding day.


Post # 4
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did the something old, new, blue, borrowed. I spent the night before at my parents’ house (it was closer to the ceremony venue anyways), but we did see each other before the ceremony. We did a “first look” or whatever it is called, just the two of us and the photographer.

I might have done other traditions that one is so used to hearing about that I didn’t even realize I was doing it, but those are the two I remember!

Post # 5
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We don’t believe in the superstitions – but my fiance and I won’t see each other from the end of the rehearsal dinner until I come down the aisle at the ceremony, and I’m going to do old, new, borrowed, and blue. My dad will give me away. I just think they’re nice little things.

It is apparently an old tradition in his home country (Costa Rica) for the bride to embroider the groom’s shirt. I’m going to embroider a little something probably under his collar – a heart with the date, maybe.

We aren’t going to do the garter toss or have my face covered by a veil though. 

Post # 6
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am going to spend the last few days (maybe 3-4) at my parents house, if I can.

I am not going to see him until I walk down the ailse. 


If it rains then it is good luck.

If it is a sunny rain then a Witch is getting married (I love that one!) 

If the wedding dress is going to be put on the bed then the bedsheets HAVE to be white. My Grandma(dad’s mom) told this to my mom while she was getting ready and she still has the sheet my grandma bought for my parent’s wedding day. She gave it to me when I moved into my apt with my fiance.

I love superstitions!!!


Post # 8
1018 posts
Bumble bee

@alyssa247:  I love some traditions/superstitions and I think I’d follow a lot just for fun.

One I never see mentioned on the bee is getting married on the half hour. For example, you’re *supposed to* get married at say 3:30 as opposed to 3:00 because then your marriage is on the “upswing” of the clock instead of the down swing. I would never doom a couple for getting married on the hour but I think it’s a cute little superstition I’d keep.

I have always heard that rain on your wedding day was BAD luck (or any bad weather) so it’s nice to know some superstitions are the other way around! Then you can just “believe” whichever one happens 😛


I like the being carried over the threshold tradition. I forget exactly why, but I think it was bad luck if the bride trips going into the new house so the groom would carry her to make sure it doesn’t happen or something? I could be wrong haha but it’s fun.

Post # 9
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m half Indian. There is a Hindu tradition that in the lead up to the wedding (a week or two before) the bride is not to venture out alone at night. I guess it has something to do with attracting bad spirits or something.

Also, Hindu’s are big on astrology. My stars read that i am prone to multiple marriages so i had to do a prayer to break it.

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