Post # 1
Okay first off, I apologize in advance to any 2013 brides in case I’m bringing up any worries about getting married in a year that ends in 13, though I’m wondering more about getting married on the day 13, whether or not it’s a Friday. See, I had some really bad luck on my wedding day. Not the typical little stuff that everyone has happen to them because we all know the day can’t be perfect, and I certainly had some of those – my bouquets were nothing like what I had described, my groom and his boys were a little late so they missed taking some key pictures, the cake was so late that we thought it wasn’t going to show up and my planner was about to go get an emergency sheet cake, etc. Those are the small inconsequential things in comparison to a much bigger thing that happened and ended my reception early, which I won’t go into detail here because I’ve talked about it somewhere else. I recently talked about it with my siblings and they and my mother have decided it’s because we had the wedding on the 13th. And so that got me wondering…
am I the only bride out there who had serious bad luck on the 13th? Are there more of you out there, whether October 13th or a Friday the 13th or any other 13th? I’m curious because if there aren’t that many of you that had serious bad luck than I can show my family that no, I didn’t mess up in choosing the date I did, the universe works in mysterious ways outside of superstitions, and in my case, it’s just a coincedence that it matched up with that number.
So…calling all __day the 13th brides! Did 13 bring you any bad luck like it did for me?
Post # 3
@mrscash: It makes me sad to think they are saying a tragic event happened because of the day you chose for your wedding, and I really hope you dont think that. 🙁
The only thing bad that happened on my wedding day was that no one ever showed up at nail salon I was supposed to get my nails done at the morning. But there was another place across the street that opened early for me, so it all worked out.
I don’t think having our weddings on the 13th is bad luck at all. Its just another day! And I defiantly think your case is just a coincidence and I’m very sorry for your loss.
Post # 4
I had my first date with my FH on Fri. the 13th. And 8 years later we are still madly in love and even though we don’t believe in soul mates so much, we know we were destined to be together. So I don’t believe in bad luck of the 13.
You should blame the shoddy people for your wedding day troubles, not that you picked a jinxed day.
Post # 5
I was born on Friday the 13th (under a full moon, for what it’s worth) and I am a very happy, well-adjusted person, who has experienced no more than the usual amount of bad luck in my life. Maybe less, I dunno. I don’t feel unlucky at all. Sometimes things just go wrong!
Post # 6
I’m not really superstitious so I don’t think getting married on the 13th will be bad luck. To Italians the number 13 is actually good luck! Its all relative and based on folklore.
Post # 7
I am pumped to be getting married on July 13, 2013 😛 It’s my FI’s favorite # (lots of weird coincidences with the #13 throughout his life and he was born on December 13). I look forward to the first Friday the 13 that rolls around on our anniversary 🙂
Don’t let a number get you down 😛 Like a PP said, the poor vendors are the cause for some unpleasant memories of your wedding, not the date you picked 🙂
Post # 8
13 is actually my lucky number. Its my birthday, wedding day, lotto number etc 🙂
I consider a good omen
Post # 9
So there was a really tragic event, simply because you got married on the wrong day? That’s crazy!
For what it’s worth, I got married on the 13th of April, 2013, and we had an absolutely magical day. Many things didn’t go as planned, but that wasn’t bad luck, that was mostly just us being disorganised. In fact, we feel we were really lucky on our day – in spite of all the little things that went “wrong” the day was still fantastic and our friends and family loved it.
Post # 10
I’m embracing the 13th! June 13th, 2013!
im not superstitious at all 🙂
im really sorry you had something terrible happen.
Post # 11
I actually REALLY wanted 2013!! In Italian culture, 13 is good luck! My grandma and her father-my great grandpa, were both born on the 13th of different months, and I wear her #13 necklace that was given to her by her father….13 can be good!!! 🙂
Post # 12
13 is a lucky day for women. It a number associated with the moon (menstrual) cycles and nature. Friday is the day of Venus, named for the old English name for her, Frigga (the godess of love).
Friday the 13 in tradition/lore/myth is a very lucky and powerful day for women–so men hated/feared it. Hence the myth it is a bad luck day. It is a myth with roots in strict patriarchy.
If you give any credence to lore/myth then by extension Friday the 13th (or any Friday or any number 13) would be extremely good days for the bride (or women in general.
(yes, I’m an academic, so sorry for the gender/history lesson…can’t help myself sometimes 🙂
Post # 13
We chose friday the 13th!! We don’t believe in luck, good or bad. But, we’ve had insanely great things happen since we chose the date.. So… I don’t think 13 has any bad omens per se, you can attach luck to any number: 13,28,10, etc.
Post # 14
The number 13 has not been kind to me in the past (first Marriage).
So ya, I had no plans of getting married in 2013. Infact, Mr TTR and I intentionally planned our marriage for the end of 2012 over the Christmas Holidays (our Elopement to a Destination Wedding for just the 2 of us was supposed to happen Christmas Eve)… but then fate intervened, and those plans changed… and altho we were able to still marry over the Christmas Holidays, it ended up being just after the New Year in 2013.
I’m not crazy about the date… it does freak me out… sort of subconsciously waiting for the other shoe to drop !!
BUT I am very happy with how our Wedding turned out… and our Honeymoon was excellent (January is a great time to escape Winter in Canada).
So I am trying to be optimistic and say numbers-schumbers… don’t mean a thing.
*fingers crossed* (and no plans to walk under ladders for the rest of my life !!)
Post # 15
Wow, I had no idea that Italian culture considers 13 a lucky number – and my fiance is half-Italian! I actually was really into 13 before the wedding, even my wedding dress was the Rivini 13 style! I’ll definitely tell my family that there are plenty of brides who did not have bad luck, and that some consider it good luck.