(Closed) good luck traditions

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Some British ones for you:

Welsh Love Spoons and horseshoes.

Certain flowers/colours are considered goodl uck for a marriage (look up Kate Middelton’s boquet and wedding cake which she requested to have flowers with different meanings for this reason)

Inviting a Chimney Sweeper, to the wedding which the the brides pecks on the cheek before she leaves for the church.

Something old, new, borrowed, blue.

A spider in the wedding dress (a fake one will do)

Also found this link you may find useful! http://www.worldweddingtraditions.com/

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Cariad:  Where do you even find a chimney sweeper?!?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Cariad:  Seriously? That’s kind of awesome. Do a lot of people still have chimneys that require sweeping there? Do they use equipment now that makes them not have to physically enter a chimney or is it like mary poppins, because it’s probably dumb of me but that is totally the image you have put in my head right now. 

I didn’t even think that was a job that really existed anymore. I mean we had a guy clean our chimney once when my family was living in this ancient house when I was a kid, but I’m pretty sure he was just an HVAC guy who happened to know how to do it. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Bebealways:  They don’t go in anymore, but yes people still require their chimneys swept – especially in the old houses Laughing.  My family home is around 200 years old and until they put the new open fire system in about 5 years ago they still had a sweeper come from time to time – birds etc tend to build their nests in the open top chimneys and this can cause fires or an influx of smoke into the house.  They no longer climb up though lol. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I’ve been told by my landlord that I need to get my chimney swept soon, and I was given to contact details for the estate agents’ usual sweep – “Sooty”. Oh dear!

 

I don’t know about wedding specific, but a lot of people here ‘touch wood’ when they want something good to happen. “That’ll never go wrong – touch wood!”

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Cariad:  Can I request the one from Mary Poppins?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@JoolyBee:  Good Ol’ Dick is getting along a bit now – but asking never hurt… 😉

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Cariad:  He’d be a hit with my grandparents!

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