The topic for today’s blog: Wedding Superstitions!
At some point we have all heard about good or bad luck rituals to follow when it comes to a wedding.
We decided to take a look at past and present superstitions for the big day and for the future of your marriage!
The good news is: it’s all up to you, to believe it or not!
Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
Wearing something “old” signifies the bride’s past and how everything that she went through led her to this moment. While wearing something “new” symbolizes a new beginning and the couple’s happy future together. The bride “borrows” something from a happily married person with the intention of bringing good luck and good fortune from that person into the new marriage. Wearing something “blue” implies love and fidelity.
Wearing a Veil
This ritual originated in Italy, specifically Rome. The main purpose of wearing a veil is to protect the bride from evil spirits and women who are jealous of her happiness. They say there is always a jealous person at the ceremony, so wear a veil for protection!
Seeing Each Other Before the Wedding
To understand this superstition we actually have to go back to the times of arranged marriages. The bride and the groom would not be allowed to see each other because they may change their mind!
Rain on Your Wedding Day
In many cultures it is said that rain on your wedding day will bring fertility and cleanse negative energy. Plus rainy wedding photos can be beautiful! Don’t fear the rain – instead dance in the rain!
Carrying the Bride Over the Threshold
This tradition started in Medieval Europe. It was believed that evil spirits could enter the bride through the soles of her feet! To prevent this from happening, her groom would carry her into their new home.
Carrying a Horseshoe on Your Wedding Day
The horseshoe has always been a symbol of good luck. The Irish have carried them at their weddings for as long as anyone can remember. Nowadays we might not see brides or grooms carrying a horseshoe, but older relatives will know about this tradition. They might even have a horseshoe for you to carry in your wedding!
Back in the day, the Romans believed that evil spirits could not hurt anyone that stood inside a circle. Because of this belief garlands, crowns, and wreaths were created and became popular in weddings.
Ringing of the Bells
Bells are rung to keep evil spirits away from the couple’s marriage. They also ensure that the couple can make their way to a balanced and harmonious life together.
The Older Sister
This superstition applies to all the unmarried older sisters around the world. It is said that if one of your younger sisters are married before you, you must dance barefoot at her wedding or you will never get married. So don’t risk it! Kick off your shoes and get dancing.
The tradition of breaking a glass is a very nice one. The number of pieces the glass breaks into represents how many years the couple will be happily married.
Wedding Dress Color Superstitions
When it comes to the color of the dress, the majority of brides still choose white as their main and only option. The color white signifies purity. Enjoy this beautiful old poem that we found about the different colors and meanings of your wedding dress!
Married in white, you will have chosen all right.
Married in grey, you will go far away.
Married in black, you will wish yourself back.
Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead.
Married in blue, you will always be true.
Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl.
Married in green, ashamed to be seen.
Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow.
Married in brown, you’ll live out of town.
Married in pink, your spirits will sink.
No matter how many superstitions people believe in and try to follow, the success of a marriage will depend on the couples’ hard work towards the relationship. Dance is a great way to improve your connection and communication. We would love to help you prepare for your big day so book a $20 consultation with us here