- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I have always been very superstitious person… once you beleive in superstitions they always follow you. I always have to lift my feet while driving over a rail crossing, knock on wood not to jinx anything, itchy palm you’ll recieve money.. there are too many to list. My SO is always making fun of me for my quirky ways.
since engagment and weddings have been on my brain, I was reading into wedding superstitions. There are so many of them!
its bad luck for the groom to see his bride the eve before the wedding.
The groom should give a coin to the first person he see’s on his way to the church for good luck.
~ It was once said that the bride should never make her own dress and should wait to have the last stitch sewn until just before she entered the church.
~ It was also a popular tradition that the bride should not try on her complete wedding outfit before the wedding day or, it was felt, she would be “counting her chickens before they hatched.”
~ Cutting the wedding cake together, symbolizes the couple’s unity, a shared future, and their life together as one. The groom traditionally places his hand over the bride’s hand as a symbol of his desire to take care of her… plus, it is good luck if the bride’s hand is the first to cut the cake.
According to one long-forgotten tradition, the bottom layer of a wedding cake represents the couple as a family, and the top layer represents them as a pair. Each layer in between, represents a child you hope to have.
even ‘something old, something new.something borrowed, something blue comes from a superstition.
and these are just a few…I think almost every aspect of engagment-wedding has superstitions attached to it…
do you bee’s beleive in stuff like this?