“…writing’s on the wall…
When you believe the things that you don’t understand then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way”
Well, it might not be the way, but I have yet to cross a bride that doesn’t have some sort of superstitious bone in her body, at least for her wedding that is. Find me a bride that will walk under a ladder or will shrug her shoulders at a mirror she just broke. It won’t happen, I’ll just tell you this right now.
But where does all of this come from? Rain on your wedding day is a good omen! Many brides think this is just a saying that developed because what else could you say to a bride about her outdoor ceremony that is now flooded? Well actually, it’s Hindu tradition that dictates that rain on your wedding day indicates good fortune.
But how superstitious are you? We polled our brides. and surprisingly many of them thought they didn’t care about superstition. However, we asked them about some more common things that might happen on their wedding day and they had much to talk about….for instance:
According to English Fokelore, Saturday is the unluckiest day to wed. Yet, for us (and I’m sure many wedding planners) it’s the most popular day to wed.
Is your groom carrying your across the threshold? Of course he is, don’t lie! Well, that’s a superstition that means that your new husband is protecting you from the evil and bad luck below. For all of my Greek brides, I make sure they have a sugar cube tucked into their glove to ensure a “sweet” union. Of course, none of my Italian brides (nor I, being half-Italian on my mother’s side) would dare to wear pearls because that just promises a marriage full of tears. Looking for something to throw? Break of the peas if you’re Czech, because instead of rice, that’s what they throw and it promises good luck for the newleywed couple!
So many superstitions, so little time. For every couple there is something different. Depending on your background, you may have a list a mile long of things to do and to NOT do surrounding your wedding day. But the bottom line is, if you’re prepared with all of your ducks in a row, and just can’t wait to see your soulmate that day, then luck has nothing to do with it.
Well…maybe a little…Because you must believe that luck, if not fate, brought you together in the first place.
Happily ever after. Glass half full. Rabbit foot around your garter.