Weddings, like so many other things in life, come with their own set of traditions, superstitions, good luck rituals, etc. Some may be very familiar to most people. I would say most people have heard the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" rhyme for brides to follow. Other things may not be so well known in the wedding world. Today we'll talk about a few that may be familiar and a few that maybe not as many people have heard of!
Rain on your wedding day.
This is actually my dream, although I know it does not seem ideal to everyone. However, rain on your wedding day is actually a sign of good luck to come and a marriage that will last. The idea is that a knot that gets wet is very difficult to untie, so rain when you and your spouse tie the knot signifies that the marriage will endure!
Another tradition that some couples have done when it rains on their wedding day is to collect some of the rain water in a jar and use that water to baptize your future child! Now your rainy day wedding will bring good luck to you, your spouse, and your children!
Another lucky charm trick for your wedding day is as simple as bringing a penny. For this one, someone, traditionally the father of the bride, will tape a penny to the inside of the bride's shoes, signifying good fortune, wealth, and prosperity to follow the couple into their marriage!
Bury the bourbon
Bourbon on the big day keeps the rain clouds away! For those of you who would prefer no rain of your wedding day, it's a southern folklore belief that if you bury a bottle of bourbon where the ceremony is set to take place, there will be clear skies on your wedding day! After the ceremony, the bourbon is then dug up and shared with the wedding party! Cheers to a sunny wedding day!
to see or not to see
Another popular superstition is that it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride on the wedding day. It's a common tradition for the bride and groom not to see each other before the wedding, but what you may not know is that this tradition dates back to the time of arranged marriages, and the bride and groom could not meet or see each other before the ceremony. These days, a lot of couples do a first look for just the two of them before the ceremony, but a lot of couples also still opt to wait to see each other until the bride is walking down the aisle.
say yes to the dress color
According to some traditions, the color of your wedding dress can predict the future of your marriage! There is an old rhyme for brides that reads: "Married in white, you have chosen right. Married in green, ashamed to be seen. Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in blue, love ever true. Married in gray, you will go far away. Married in pink, of you he'll think. Married in black, you will wish yourself back."
Whether or not you believe in these traditions and superstitions, it's fun to look at the different traditions people incorporate in to their weddings! Let us know if you know of any other fun ones we can add to the list! Until next week!