So we talked with the ladies from Two in Love & CO. located in Binghamton, New York about wedding traditions and superstitions and they came up with a list of 50 of them for us to share with you… So we have broken them down into a few different articles for your viewing pleasure. Hope you all enjoy!
Good Luck and Bad Luck
- Tuck a sugar cube into your glove—according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
- The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck… Yikes! I personally would pass on the luck for this one; I am not a spider fan.
- In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the “best day” to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health. — this one interests me personally… because I have honestly very seldom heard of a couple getting married on any other day then a Friday, Saturday or Sunday… I wonder if it holds true for birthdays, I was born on a Monday that could be a perk!
- The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
- Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny—it’s the most popular day of the week to marry! But also interesting is that my parents were married on a Friday and they are going on 30 years!
- Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry.
- Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition! – take this into consideration when the time comes for you to get married, maybe a little rain never hurt anybody.
- For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.—I don’t like this one either, I don’t think I want to get pinched for tickles and grins personally.
- Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye.
- Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.—this would at least be healthy for the birds to eat!
- A Swedish bride puts silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without.
- A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.
- Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony.
- In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds’ home as a symbol of fertility and luck.