Weddings should be a ceremony of happiness and bliss, and it should also be worry-free. Pay close attention, and you will notice that until today, many people are very superstitious when it comes to weddings. Many of the wedding superstitions that exist today can be traced back all the way to European and Egyptian customs, as well as folklore, symbolism, as well as religion and tradition.
Most people do not really understand the significance of the superstitions as they often do it just for fun. This allows for a much more exciting wedding experience where there are no worries. However, just sit back and relax and let’s take a look at 6 of the most common wedding superstitions that are often kept in mind, even until today.
Something Old, Something New: You have most probably heard of the phrase, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. While many do not know where does this tradition comes from, it basically originates from a superstition of the need for wedding couples to show respect. Something old is to respect older couples, while new is to celebrate the new life as a couple. Something borrowed is to remind the bride to give back, while something blue is to represent the purity of the bride.
Cannot See The Bride In Her Dress Before The Wedding: This superstition is popular even until today, where the groom is not allowed to see the bride in her wedding dress before the wedding day. This is actually from an old tradition of arranged marriage in which both bride and groom has never seen each other. The marriage might not happen if they don’t like what they see.
Don’t Wear Pearls: In old superstitions, pearls represent tears, therefore it is considered unlucky for brides to wear pearls on her wedding day. This comes from an old Victorian superstition.
Wedding Dress Related: It is considered to be unlucky if the bride made her own dress, and she should also not fully wear her dress before the wedding. This is superstition originates all the way from Europe during the renaissance.
Carry The Bride: While it may be romantic to carry the bride into the home, it is linked to an old superstition where it is a symbolism of the groom to protect his bride. This is more of a tradition than a superstition, however it originates from a superstition.
The Ring Finger: It is believed that the reason why wedding ring is used on the left hand’s fourth finger is due to a superstition that it bonds the marriage as there lies the vein which is connected to the heart. Until today, the left hand’s four finger had always been the ring finger – and it is all due to a superstition.
Remember, that superstitions are just superstitions. You should not let any superstitions get to you, especially on your wedding day!