Whether you believe in these wedding superstitions or not, it really can't hurt to put as much of the good in your corner as a new couple. Plus, playing along with some of this traditions from cultures across the world can be kind of fun!
Wedding Superstitions and Traditions
- When it rains on your wedding day it is considered good luck for your marriage according to Hindu Traditions. So maybe scheduling that April showers wedding day isn't such a bad idea?
- Swedish brides put a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to make sure she'll never be without the necessities.
- In Ancient Rome, people studied pig entrails to figure out the best time to get married. This one is a little gross and probably not okay to try at home. Maybe buy some bacon and study the bacon. Or just eat the bacon and enjoy a home filled with the smell of bacon why you pick your wedding date.
- Found a spider in your wedding dress? Bad luck? Not according to the English! In England, you should squeal with joy if you find a spider in your dress because it is considered good luck! Maybe don't tell the groom this or you might end up with him planting a spider in your dress!
- Another interesting wedding tradition most people know of is the tradition to carry a bride across their threshold, but did you know that it is a superstitious act? In fact, it is done to protect her from the evil spirits lurking beneath.
- Have you ever taken a milk bath? Apparently Moroccan women the a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding day. I'd be curious to find out if the men do anything for the same purpose.
- In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the couple's home to signify luck and fertility.