With wedding season among us - (well at The Wedding Expert it’s always wedding season) - but for the sake of social accuracy we’ll hop on board. We’ve decided to poke around at some of the strange superstitions, that surprisingly seem to be quite popular, about getting married. Though weird, and a little over the top, you might want to pay attention and take some notes… you know, just in case.
1. Away Evil Juju!
Old fashioned and pretty much outdated? Yes. But veils that hide a bride’s face are supposed to ward off any bad spirits or evil juju. Maybe it works on In-Laws too. :-)
2. Your last names should start with different letters.
Apparently this superstition dates all the way back to 1864 - "To change the name and not the letter, is to change for the worst and not the better." - Thank you Robert Chambers ‘Book of days’. Supposedly it’s bad luck to marry someone who who’s last name starts with the same letter as yours. Ahem, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon.
3. Rain Rain go Away...
I think we’ve all heard how getting married on a rainy day means your marriage is going to be stormy; unless it's Sunny Showers, that’s actually GOOD LUCK. However, you better buy an umbrella, and make sure your home is storm-proof.
4. A deadly Drive-by.
Whether in a Limo or Horse & Carriage, passing a funeral on the way to your wedding is a pretty bad omen. Doesn't matter the form of transportation, you can be walking on foot and the bad luck is all the same.
Are there rules to it, though? For example, if the bride and groom close their eyes and act like they didn’t SEE the funeral, are they in the clear? What do you think?
5. “Something old Something new, Something borrowed Something Blue”
The ever popular saying. Do we really even need to say it? At the very least, wear something blue to redeem the luck in your marriage.
6. Mirror Mirror on the Wall.
This one surprised me - It is bad luck for the bride to see HERSELF fully dressed, in the mirror before she takes to the aisle. Girl, you better take a shoe off or something, stand on your toes so you can see yourself in full effect!
7. Because wearing anything but a White Dress is "Bridal Suicide"
It’s no longer some MANDATORY thing to wear a white dress (I mean who are you fooling anyway?). Many brides today are dipping into the hue pot and exploring colors from red to even black. Still many live by the clever cadence:
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Pink, your spirit will sink, Married in Grey, you will go far away, Married in Black, you will wish yourself back..
8. Dont drop that Dun-Dun-Dun.
Whoever drops their wedding ring, if they drop it, will be deemed the first to go when it’s time to take a trip to that fortress in the sky.
But how can we avoid these Bad omens?!
1. Because what Bride DOESN’T have Pockets in their gown?
To overcome a bad omen, a bride has to carry salt in her pocket… Certainly makes for a unique wedding dress.
2. Because what Groom DOESN’T own a Miniature Horse Shoe?
To overcome a grooms bad omen, he is supposed to carry a mini horseshoe in his pocket…
Is that a horseshoe in your pocket or are you just lucky to see me?