We've all heard the usual wedding superstitions: "Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" "The couple shouldn't see each other before the ceremony." "Rain on your wedding day is good luck!"
But we've been in this business for a long time and have heard and seen some of the most off-the-wall superstitions . So here's our Top Ten List of the most peculiar wedding superstitions:
- All the guests should eat some wedding cake to ensure good luck. It is believed than an unmarried male guest who keeps a piece of wedding cake under his pillow as he sleeps will increase his chances of finding a mate. An unmarried bridesmaid who does the same will dream of her future husband.
- A bride should exit her house from the front door and step out right foot first.
- Marrying when the hands on the clock are on their way down is bad luck. It's considered far better to marry between the half hour and the hour, when the hands are moving back up, otherwise, your marriage will always be going downhill.
- Once the wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it. If the ring accidentally comes off, your spouse must replace it on your finger.
- Some things that are considered lucky: seeing a chimney sweep on your wedding day (in England, it is popular to hire one to ensure good luck), lambs, toads, and rainbows.
- Unlucky omens include: a new wife tripping as she enters her home (this is why the groom carries her over the threshold), seeing a nun or a monk on the wedding day (because they represent chastity and poverty), open graves, pigs, and hearing a rooster crow after dawn.
- Burying an unopened bottle of bourbon at the site of the ceremony exactly one month before the wedding to ensure good weather
- Finding a spider on your wedding dress before walking down the aisle is a sign of good luck.
- It is Bad Luck to have visible mirrors in the Ceremony area. It is Bad luck for the Bride to see herself in the mirror fully dressed before the wedding... she should leave off one item of clothing such as a shoe or something.
- If you can persuade a cat to eat out of your left show one week before the wedding, good luck will bless your married life.
Did you or will you observe any superstitions on your wedding day?