Sunday, May 8, 2011

Other wedding superstitions

The bride is said to be doomed if she wears her complete wedding outfit before the big day. The consequences of such an action can lead to heartbreak and tragedy.
 It was believed that the veil would disguise the bride and help to hide her from evil spirits that were jealous of happy people, and therefore, might do her harm.
 The dress must never be stained with blood.
It is unlucky to go shopping for wedding rings on a Friday, due to the bad luck associated with that day (Friday the 13th).

It is unlucky for the bride or groom to wear their rings before the wedding ceremony.
Once the wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it. If the ring accidentally comes off, your spouse must replace it on your finger.
Dropping the ring during the ceremony is an evil omen. Whoever dropped the ring would die first. If the ring rolls away from the alter and rested on a gravestone in the floor of the chapel, it would mean the bride would die first if the person buried there was a woman; the groom would die first if it was a man. (This is freaky!!!)
The reason the ring is placed on the third finger of the left hand dates back to Roman times, when they believed that the left hand was more clean and pure because most work was done with the right hand. They also believed the vein in this finger was directly connected to the heart, the center of love. The third finger is also symbolic of the Holy Trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Rain on your wedding day has good luck/bad luck connotations (depending on how you prefer to see it)–If it rains on your wedding day, it is said that the rain is a symbol of children in the future. The bad luck myth says that rain drops represents the many tears a bride will cry throughout her married life. 
Superstition has it that it is tempting fate for the bride to write out or sign her married name before her wedding day. The nuptials are said to be doomed and the wedding will not take place.
All the guests should eat some wedding cake to ensure good luck. It is believed that an unmarried male guest who keeps a piece of wedding cake under his pillow as he sleeps will increase his chances of finding a mate. An unmarried bridesmaid who does the same will dream of her future husband.(This is funny!)
A bride should exit her house from the front door and step out right foot first.
The top layer of the wedding cake is customarily taken home and frozen by the bride and groom. They share it in celebration of their first anniversary. It is believed that a cake that lasts a year is the guarantee of a long marriage.(My plastic topper lasts forever:)  )

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