Post # 1
I think it’s funny to read wedding superstitions, old wives tales and what is supposed to be good/bad luck on your wedding days. What are some funny ones you’ve heard?
- It’s good luck for a bride to find a spider on her wedding dress, the day of!
- Seeing a lizard, pig or open grave on the way to the wedding is bad luck.
- At the shower, the 3rd gift the bride opens, who ever gave that gift is next to have a baby!
- The spouse who falls asleep first on the wedding night, will be the first to die. YIKES!
Post # 3
There are so many crazy ones out there! I can only think of a couple off the top of my head.
- It’s bad luck if the bride starts down the aisle on time, but good luck if she steps into the church with her right foot first.
- The marriage is doomed if the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony.
First to fall asleep on the wedding night will be the first to die? Yikes is right! Thankfully, we’re not superstitious.
Post # 4
Yikes i hope i dont find a spider on my dress becuase even though its supposed to be good luck im terrified of spiders
Post # 5
Hmm.. I think I know of a few:
- You’re supposed to get married on the half-hour, as it is good luck to have the hands of the clock traveling up instead of down during the ceremony (All of my siblings and parents got married on the half-hour! We were married at 4:30PM)
- The number of ribbons you break on the packages at your bridal shower indicates how many children you’ll have. Some of my aunts have fun with this one and wrap the ribbons so tight that you have to break them in order to pull them off!
- My mom also has a saying “Luck comes to the bride the sun shines on” – I think a rainy wedding day is a pretty typical superstition though.
Post # 6
@MrsEdamame: Funny – I’ve heard that rain on your wedding day is good luck, but I’ve been to 2 weddings (was actually in one) where it rained and they’re both divorced less than 2 years later. So maybe your mom’s superstition is right. 😉
Post # 7
- the groom should not wear a bowtie lest he “flies away” from the bride (is that a proper use of “lest”? – not native speak here ;))
- wedding candle (never seen that one) – should be present at the ceremony as well as reception, its flame indicates what will the marriage be like – if the flame is steady so will the marriage, if it flickers and sputters the marriage will be a complicated one
- if the bride helps with the baking of a wedding cake, or any other sweet thing served at the wedding, it is bad luck
- if the slice of the wedding cake that is served to a bridesmaid topples on her plate it means she will get married within a year or remain unwed for seven years
- the bride will have an upper hand in the marriage if she sees the groom sooner than he her on the wedding day
- it is lucky to come accross a shit on the street on the way from the ceremony, it is even luckier to step into one by accident (WTF?!)
- it is good luck if the last few stitches of the wedding dress are finished on the wedding day, however it is bad luck for the bride to sew her wedding gown so a seamstress should do it
- you should not give handkerchieves, knives/scissors or mirrors as wedding gifts – they bring tears, end of friendship and dislike respectively
- the veil dance – the bride removes her veil at midnight, her eyes are covered and single girls/women dance around her. She is trying to catch one of them and don the veil on her – if she succeeds that girl will get married next
- blue/violet wedding dress or accessories means beatings from the groom (what? And how does that relate to “something blue”?!)
- midnight changing of the dress – at midnight the bride should change into her “midnight dress” – if she changes sooner she will not last in the marriage
This is just a sample of our crazy superstitions – there are more – and we have even crazier customs (activities/games you do so something good happens or to see how groom/bride will do in the wedlock) – if anyone is interested, let me know and I will post them – but I don’t want to spam here with things that are not considered superstitions if nobody is interested 😉
Post # 8
‘Lest’ is correct :).
Wow, I didn’t know the blue thing, that’s awful!