Wedding Superstitions

There are so many wedding superstitions out there, but which are the most popular? Do you believe in superstitions? As a bride it can be fun and cute to follow some of these superstitions or incorporate them into your wedding.  I think it’s time we bring some of these superstitions into the light.

1.  The bride should have something new, borrowed, old, and blue.

2.  To bring good luck, save the ribbons from the shower gifts to create a bouquet that should be use during your rehearsal.

3.  If you tear any of the ribbons when you are opening gifts that is the number of kids you will have.

4.  If you see a rainbow on your wedding day it is a good omen.

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5.  The first gift the bride opens should be the first used in her marital home.

6.  The groom should not see the bride until she walks down the aisle.

7.  As newlyweds, groom should carry the bride across the threshold.  If the bride were to stumble entering their home, it is a bad omen.

8.  There should be ten cans tied to the back of the newlyweds car to scare off bad spirits as they drive away.

9.  It is bad luck for the bride to practice walking down the aisle for her rehearsal.  Typically you ask a friend to do it for you.

10.  The bride’s veil is used to hide her from evil spirits.

11.  The girl that catches the bouquet is next to be married.

 

Remember, even if you don’t believe in these things, they can be fun for you and your groom to follow.  Some of these would even make cute wedding pictures.

 

*Betsy Villanueva

 

 

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Unusual Wedding Ideas

Making you’re wedding different than any other wedding you have ever seen always seems to be a brides goal.  Here are some new fun ideas I came across that I think future brides would really enjoy!

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What a great way to do something blue!  Have the wedding party write things on the bottom of you’re wedding shoes in a blue marker.

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For table numbers you can use years.  Take pictures of the family from that year or what you and you’re husband looked like during that year.

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If you or you’re husband are passionate about you’re jobs this is a great way to include that into you’re wedding photo shoot.  So cute!

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I think having a cookie and milk bar is a great idea to have at a wedding especially if there will be a handful of children attending the wedding.  While adults are enjoying their adult beverages the kids will have something too!

 

 

Remember the key to a creative and unique wedding is thinking outside the box!

 

Hilary Clemons

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

One of the biggest wedding traditions is from the Old English rhyme, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” Usually these items are given to you but it never hurts to have your own ideas and drop a few hints to your friends!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Something old represents continuity of the past moving toward the future.

Vintage Lace

Use vintage lace to keep your bouquet together. You can find it online or in a fabric store but if you want to add a personal touch, take some lace from your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress to double as something borrowed.

Vintage Earrings

Vintage jewelry is always a good something old accessory to use. You can find it in almost any style or color. To make it more sentimental, take the stones from your grandmother or great-grandmother’s engagement ring to make your own custom vintage jewelry.

Something new represents optimism for the future and the new life you will share with your partner.

Custom Perfume

You can create your own custom perfume for your big day at this website: http://www.scentcrafters.com/home.html

Charm Bracelet

Have a charm bracelet? Add a new wedding charm! You can even order specialized charms for your bridesmaids and maid of honor.

Something borrowed represents borrowed happiness. The item should be returned the following day to keep with the tradition.

Best Friend's Bra

Borrow your maid of honor or best friend’s bra. You can even send her a cute “Thank you for being my support” card when you return her bra (clean, of course).

Fiance's Button-Up Shirt

Borrow your fiance’s button-up shirt to get your hair and makeup done. Spray a little of his cologne to feel closer to him before the wedding.

Something blue represents love, good fortune, and fidelity.

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Tie a blue ribbon around the broom for the traditional “Jumping the Broom” after the wedding.

Bridal Party Autographed Shoes

Have your bridal party sign the bottom of your shoe with a blue sharpie. It won’t be visible but you’ll know it’s there and it’s something cute that you can look back on later.

A sixpence in your shoe represent good fortune and prosperity.

This British tradition places a sixpence in the left shoe, but if you find that uncomfortable you can put it in your purse instead.

Complete all five traditions or pick your favorites, but this tradition is a great way to make your day special and personal.

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe. Keeping this bridal tradition alive and well, here are some updates for the usual items worn by brides!

Shoes

For the fun, whimsical bride we suggest to add royal blue heels to her bridal get-up! Think that’s bold? Get these bad boys in velvet! Not only does it qualify as the “something blue”, but it also gives the bride a sense of uniqueness. Plus, these heels would be a fantastic prop for the bridal photos!

 

Not a fan of the velvet fabric? Try satin shoes! These oh so chic shoes complement a multitude of different bridal looks. Amp up the shoes with rhinestone embellishments guaranteed to make any bride sparkle! For a bride going for a sweet and girly look, add blue bows to white shoes for a clean and pristine finish.

  

Dress

Another great idea to add a splash of color to the bride’s look is to tie a blue sash around the bride’s waist. Experiment with different shades of blue so that the sash will complement the wedding colors as well as the bridesmaid dresses and groom’s suit.

The color blue isn’t compatible with your wedding colors? Opt for a dress label instead! This is a fantastic way for the bride to use her new intials and stray from a possible color clash. The bride can choose to have her intials and the wedding date sewn on the actual dress or get a label made and then attach it.

Instead of the usual overly lacey garter, have a satiny smooth one! This garter is effortlessy chic and would be great for an Alice in Wonderland theme!

Accessories

In addition to the usual blue and white pearl earring and necklace set, take your look from classic to fabulous with bold, sparkley chandelier earrings. Try all blue earrings or earrings with a hint of blue.

A current trend is chunky, bold necklaces! For an easy high fashion look, brides should pair a simpler dress with statement necklaces pieces! This effortless look draws attention straight to the brides face, more importantly her smile! Chunky necklaces go with strapless, high throat, and plunging neck lined dresses. The bride can incorporate her wedding theme into her necklace, for example a country western wedding would not be complete without silver and turquoise!

Bridal Bouquet

There are so many ways for the bride to incorporate something blue into her bridal bouquet! Dependent on the wedding the season is in, play with lighter shades of blue or darker shades of blue fabric to wrap around the bouquet. Add a timeless touch with blue lace or a hint of glam with satin fabric! Also place blue flowers in the actual bouquet!

Brooches are also very in right now used to decorate the bouquet wrap. Refer to the Brooch Bouquets entry in our blog for more tips! Use light or dark blue brooches or crystals to qualify for the something blue!

Lea Cabezas

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