Traditions and Superstitions in Marriage

December 10, 2010 by johntwriter  
Published in Weddings

Superstitions regarding the wedding day are almost older than the marriage itself, including the old tradition that the bride can not be seen by the groom before the wedding day.

Superstitions regarding the wedding day are almost older than the marriage itself, including the old tradition that the bride can not be seen by the groom before the wedding day.

Engagement

  • A woman should not marry a man whose surname begins with the same letter as hers.
  • A woman should only ask a man to marry in a leap year, otherwise the marriage may fail.
  • The bride should not remove her engagement ring until the wedding day.
  • The engagement rings and wedding rings should be worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because in that finger there is a vein that goes straight to the heart.

Wedding Day

  • The bride should not see an open grave on her wedding day.
  • If the bride cries on her wedding day, it is a good sign, because those are the last tears shed throughout their marriage.
  • If the groom drops the wedding ring during the ceremony, the marriage will not be endowed with good luck.
  • The votes should not be told after the hours start to go backwards.
  • Saturday is the day to perform a less happy marriage.
  • The groom should arrive at the church before the bride and should enter the church with the right foot first.
  • The flower girl announces the bride with flowers as a symbol of fertility.
  • If the younger sister marries first than the oldest, the oldest has dance barefoot on the day of her sister’s wedding. If she does not, she’ll never find a husband.
  • Try to marry on one day of the week in which the groom was born, or even on your birthday.

Clothing

  • The bride should not help, nor prepare her wedding dress.
  • Borrowing a wedding dress means good luck to whoever gets it and bad luck to whom borrowed.
  • The bridesmaids serve to confuse the evil spirits, so they do not know who is the bride.
  • Using pearls on her wedding day means that for each pearl she will shed tears of sorrow.
  • The veil protects the bride from evil spirits.
  • If the bride tears her dress on her wedding day it means that her marriage will end with death.
  • It is considered a sign of good luck if the bride finds a spider in her wedding dress on her wedding day.

Wedding Cake

  • The bride and groom should cut together the first piece of cake to ensure a life of sharing.

After the wedding

  • The first to fall asleep on the wedding night will be the first to die.
  • After marriage, and when entering the new home for the first time, the bride must not stumble or fall, so that the wedding runs smoothly. Hence the tradition of the groom taking the bride in his arms when entering the new house after marriage.

Throwing rice, confetti or flowers to the couples means a marriage with fertility.

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  1. Krissttina Isobe Says:

    Interesting!


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