White dress, beautiful flowers, a nice musical band, meaningful vows and the first kiss; weddings are filled with happiness, laughter and moments that make you go awww!
Did you know how many interesting wedding superstitions are believed by people around the world? In this article we are going to talk about some of these weird and wonderful wedding superstitions, and whether they hold any truth to them.
There are many bizarre traditions regarding weddings. Some of these interesting wedding beliefs and superstitions are listed below:
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It is not just Americans or the English that have weird superstitions about getting married. Many cultures around the world have wedding superstitions and folktales connected to their history. They may be cultural or religious but listed below are some of the world’s strangest wedding superstitions:
Weddings are made fun by these weird and wonderful wedding superstitions and traditions! However, most of the times, we do not even know the reasons behind them.
We do not question as to ‘Why is it important for the groom to not see the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony?’, ‘Why do brides have to throw their bouquets at the wedding?’ and many more.
Let us look at some of these common superstitions or traditions and see why they exist in the first place!
In the olden days, marriages were arranged by the families of the bride and groom like business arrangements. Love marriages were not even considered a concept during this time. The father of the bride would wish for his daughter to marry a rich, well-endowed man.
This is why the tradition of not letting the bride and groom see each other before the wedding started. It was thought that if the groom saw the bride and did not think she was attractive, he could break off the betrothal and the bride’s family would have to live in shame, forever.
They made brides wear veils so that the groom would see the bride when they both have been married.
This a very famous traditional Victorian verse that is meant to bring good fortune.
The ‘something old’ is meant to represent the couple’s bond with their families in their newlywed life.
‘Something new’ symbolises the couple’s pact in their new life that would bring them happiness and health forever.
‘Something borrowed’ is supposed to depict when a bride’s friend or family member loans her some loving gift for the ceremony. And ‘something blue’ comes from an old Israeli tradition of a bride wearing blue ribbons on her hair to represent her commitment to her husband.
There are many reasons why this tradition came out!
Medieval Europeans thought that it would be immoral for a bride to show eagerness about losing her virginity, so the groom would carry her to make it seem she was shy about the upcoming wedding night.
However, Western Europeans considered it bad luck for the couple, if a bride tripped over the threshold at her new house. And in ancient cultures, the groom would carry the bride because she was thought to be in danger of being attacked by the evil spirits through her feet.
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