Post # 1
I know it’s 2013 but apparently, some people still believe in wedding superstitions.
I’m part Filipino so that side of my family still believe and follow a lot of superstitions. Just curious, are there any superstitions that you follow (even if you don’t believe in them) just to appease the elders/traditional folks?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
@Sapphire-Dreamer: I’ve heard of that sunny rain thing. But in my grandparents’ version it was a minataur or some other sort of half human creature.
Post # 8
@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
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.
Post # 10
@ValerieBee03: “Then you can just “believe” whichever one happens”
I agree! In the Philippines, they believe that the bride should not try on the dress before the wedding because if she does, something bad will happen and the wedding will not push through. Obviously this isn’t true since TONS of bride try on their dresses before the wedding. Otherwise, how will they know if it will fit right?
When a distant cousin of mine was about to get married, she did not try on her dress because the elders insisted that her wedding will not push through. Just a few months before the big day, she called off the wedding because she found out her FI is a pathological cheater. When it was her sister’s turn to get married, she insited on trying on the dress because she was pregnant so the seamstress needed to know how much leg room to leave for her belly. Her aunts kept berating her about it. Eventually, her wedding pushed through peacefully. Whenever the issue of the dress comes up, the aunts just say “oh it’s because her sister did this and that too that’s why her wedding did not push through”. It’s really somtimes.