(Closed) 13…bad luck?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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. πŸ™

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
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am pumped to be getting married on July 13, 2013 πŸ˜› 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 πŸ™‚

Don’t let a number get you down πŸ˜› Like a PP said, the poor vendors are the cause for some unpleasant memories of your wedding, not the date you picked πŸ™‚

Post # 8
23 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

13 is actually my lucky number.  Its my birthday, wedding day, lotto number etc πŸ™‚ 

I consider a good omen 

Post # 9
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m embracing the 13th! June 13th, 2013!

im not superstitious at all πŸ™‚ 

im really sorry you had something terrible happen.

Post # 11
2162 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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!!! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 12
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 πŸ™‚



Post # 13
1109 posts
Bumble bee

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
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 !!)



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