Post # 1
So a long time ago I read something that said there’s a Mexican superstition that says the number of pearls you wear on your wedding day is the number of tears you’ll cry in your marriage. So of course I said NO PEARLS the second I got engaged. I’m not Mexican, I just don’t like to test any superstition! haha now my friends seem to think I’m a little crazy. Has anyone else heard of this “no pearls” thing? Is it dumb to go along with it and avoid pearls? It seems like they’re everywhere in bridal stuff. Just thought it couldn’t hurt to ask my fellow bees!
Post # 3
Never heard of this before.. I’ve always though pearls were pretty traditional.. both on dresses and in jewelry.
Post # 4
I heard that they were bad luck. I don’t like them anyway but wouldn’t have worn them.
That said, we married on a Saturday which is also unlucky….!
Post # 5
If the only tears I cry during my marriage are equivalent to the number of pearls on my wedding day (about 30?), I’ll consider myself lucky!
Post # 6
I’ve heard of a similar superstition. My ex gave me a pearl necklace as a combined law school graduation and 25th birthday present, the two events being quite close together. I showed my shiny new pearls to a family friend the next day and she told me he shouldn’t have given me pearls. I was surprised and she told me that when a man gives a woman pearls it means he’ll make her cry. I laughed it off of course but my ex turned out to be an abusive prick who did make me cry a lot.
Now I’m pretty sure the pearls had nothing to do with it but I’ll never let my SO buy me any pearls, better safe than sorry! 🙂 I love pearls though so I’ll just buy my own 🙂
Post # 7
@thefuturemrsjrd: I’m not very superstitious, but it was recently in a bridal party for my friend and all 5 of the bridesmaid wore pearls. one Bridesmaid or Best Man was dumped at the reception, one a week later, and then me a month after! 3 outta 5. Dumped
Post # 8
Yes, this is a thing in Asian cultures too. I made a bracelet with pearly type beads and then couldn’t wear it.
Post # 9
@thefuturemrsjrd: A future MOB here. I wore pearls at my wedding 20+ years ago and we’re still happily married.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
LOL I am a crier, so I could wear a whole dress made of pearls and it still wouldn’t be enough to predict the future =)
Post # 11
Don’t be superstitious. Wear pearls if you like pearls.
Post # 12
Eh, I wore pearls. I have to believe that my marriage is built on a strong foundation, hard work, and a lot of love, and that it can’t be derailed by some pearls…
That said, if it freaks you out, don’t do it. Do what you want. It’s your wedding.
Post # 13
It’s hard to go along with every superstition you hear, you’ll end up avoiding so many things. It’s like hearing about certain Asian cultures and their superstition against wearing or decorating with white, which represents ghosts and death. This includes flowers and the bride’s gown!
Have a wedding that makes the both of you happy. If something worries you, don’t go with it.
Post # 14
@thefuturemrsjrd: I find pearls gorgeous, so I’d never give them up for some superstition. But then, I’m not superstitious at all. If I were, my whole life would be walking on eggshells, because you can find superstitions about just about everything on this earth!
Post # 15
I have never heard of this before!! I love my pearls!!!
Post # 16
the one i heard is the number of pearls equals the number of tears. so I said no pearls and then asked for a champagne colored dress from China (gasp) and their version of champagne beading was pearls. Tiny ones. but still. The good thing is I have cried about half for the last 9 days or so … so pearl away.