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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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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