While raindrops on your wedding day may have you running to your party tent rental, some people may celebrate the precipitation as good luck. Wedding superstitions like this are so widely accepted that they have actually morphed into traditions. But where did these fun traditions come from? The following are some of the most popular wedding superstitions and traditions explained.
Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue
This little rhyme tells brides what accessories they should wear on their big day. “Something old” is meant to represent the past and “something new” represents the future. The bride is then supposed to wear “something borrowed” from someone who is happy in their marriage, then “something blue” is a symbol of love and fidelity.
Staying Apart Before The Wedding
Now often broken by couples, this superstition stems from an old idea that couples who saw each other before making their vows could actually change their minds about the marriage.
Carrying A Bride Over The Threshold
This tradition dates back to Medieval times. People back then feared that evil spirits could enter a bride through the soles of her feat. So, the groom carried her into their new shared home to avoid this spooky encounter.
Shattering dish ware originated in Italy. The idea was that couples would break a vase or glass, and how ever many pieces ended up on the floor symbolized how many years they would be happily married. So, you better put some gusto into the toss.
Spider On Your Wedding Dress
While finding an unwanted guest on your wedding garb may send you squealing, the English would disagree. Folklore states that finding a spider on your dress is actually good luck.
Wearing A Veil
This sheer piece of fabric actually had a creepy origin. Brides traditionally wear veils to protect them from jealous evil spirits.
Does your dream wedding incorporate the sweet sound of bells? Well, Irish tradition claims that bells keep away those evil spirits who keep trying to crash your wedding. They also symbolize harmony in your family life.
With 93% of brides planning their weddings online, you may have already come across these tales of tradition. So while you are ordering your party tent rental and designing your invitations, consider how you can incorporate some fun superstitions. Perhaps you can give them a modern twist.