Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedding Superstition: Wearing Pearls on your Wedding Day

Wedding Myths has been passed down for generations, and probably will be for more generations to come. Brides to be always wanted a fairytale wedding, they want it perfect, since it only happens once in a lifetime. They follow some of the myths not because they need to or afraid due to bad luck it brings, but because some of the wedding myths also brings "good luck".

There no scientific proof of whether this myths/superstitions are true, but it can never hurt to try it!

Here are some of the Wedding Myths and Superstitions:

Wearing Pearls:
(Good luck / Bad luck version)

A controversial wedding myth is wearing pearls. It says that wearing pearls on your wedding day take the place of the bride's real tears, thus she'll have a happy, tear-free wedding. while others say that it represents future tears and heartache on the marriage.

Tears on the wedding day

is considered good luck for the bride to cry during her wedding, because she will have cried all her tears away leaving none for her marriage.

Rain on the wedding day
(Good luck/ Bad luck version)

some says that if it rains on your wedding it is good luck because it represents coming of children on marriage, while others believe that it represents tears that the bride will shed throughout her married life.

Sign your married name before the wedding

it is not good to sign the brides married name before the wedding as it tempts fate.

Dropping the wedding ring

(Good luck/ Bad luck version)

Dropping the wedding ring during wedding was seen as lucky to shaken off the evil spirits from the ring. On the other hand whoever drops the ring will be the first to die.

Removing the Wedding Ring

if the brides removes her wedding ring, the groom must be the one to return it to continue the good luck.

Lending The Wedding Ring

Wedding Ring is sacred between the bride and groom, so it should not be lent to others as it may bring unfaithfulness to your marriage.

The Shoe (Father of the Bride)

The father of the bride will pass on one of the bride's shoe to the groom which signifies that the father is giving his daughter away in marriage.

The Shoe (Mother of the Groom)

The mother of the groom should throw the shoe of the bride as the newly weds leave the reception, so the bride and the mother-in-law would be the best of friends.

The bride shouldn't make her own dress

Every stitch the bride sews on her dress represents the tears she will shed on her marriage.

Wearing your dress before the wedding

is forbidden because it will bring bad luck or the marriage will not happen.

Time of day to get married

Bride and Groom should exchange their vows as the clock's minute hand is moving upwards, therefore any time half past the hour, for example: 3:30 or 4:45 the upward movement is said to bring blessings upon the couple as the minute hand is "ascending towards heaven"

Surname of the same first letter

If a bride marry a man with a surname that begins the same first letter as hers is considered unlucky. Victorian rhyme " To change the name and not the letter; is to change for the worst and not the better."

Throwing Rice

it represents fertility and fruitfulness, but today, it is rarely done to weddings due to the urban legend that the birds who eat the rice will have stomach ache and will explode, well of course it is not true! Instead of rice there are people who uses petals, blowing bubbles, and sometimes throw bird seeds.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and A Silver Sixpence in her Shoe!

This wedding myth is probably still the one that most brides-to-be do at their wedding day. The "something old" is a thing that represents the bride's past or her family, wearing a jewelry of her grand mother or mother is usually chosen as something old; The "somethings new" represents the bride's adulthood, and it is the wedding dress that is usually chosen as something new; The "something borrowed," believed by many, is borrowing something from a happy married couple (usually a family member) so that good luck will be bestowed upon the wedding day; The "something blue," has been in use since Victorian times, the color blue symbolized purity, constancy and fidelity; Lastly, the "Silver Sixpence in her Shoe" represents wealth and financial security. Nowadays, sixpence is no longer common, so most brides would either purchase a symbol of this item from bridal shops or place a penny in their shoe instead.

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Debbie P.
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Sources: weddingdressesandcakes



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