7 Common Wedding Superstitions

Superstitions have been around for centuries and revolve around a variety of different things and events, including weddings. Today's blog from your favorite bridal shop in the Palm Beaches discusses 7 common wedding superstitions to be aware of if you're a superstitious bride.

1. Seeing the Bride Before the Wedding. 


The superstition that seeing the bride before the wedding brings bad luck to the marriage dates back to the time of arranged marriages. People believed that if the couple saw each other before the ceremony, it would give them a chance to change their minds about the wedding. Today, many couples choose to meet up before the wedding to get some of their pictures taken early, so they can enjoy the reception with guests after the ceremony.

2. Wearing a Wedding Veil. 


While today many brides choose a veil to compliment their dress and complete that perfect wedding look, the superstitious tradition dates back to Roman and Greek times. The bride would wear a veil to ward off the evil spirits that were jealous of her happiness.

3. Using Your Married Name Before the Wedding. 


If you're superstitious, don't use your married name before the wedding occurs. Some people think it's tempting fate for the bride to write out her married name or the monogram before she's actually married. They believe that the wedding will not take place if she does.

4. Receiving Knives as a Wedding Gift. 


According to folklore, a knife signifies a broken relationship. Therefore, it is bad luck to receive knives as a wedding gift. You might want to leave those off your wedding registry, and save that purchase for later.

5. Getting Married on a Saturday. 


According to English folklore, the unluckiest day of the week to get married is Saturday. If you're superstitious, you might want to have your wedding on a different day.

6. Crossing Paths with a Nun or Monk. 


While there's no need to worry about black cats (unless you're getting married on Halloween), you don't want to cross paths with a nun or a monk before your wedding. It is said that if a bride crosses paths with a monk or nun on her wedding day, she will be cursed with a life of infertility and poverty.

7. Carrying the Bride Over the Threshold. 


The superstition of carrying the bride over the threshold began in medieval Europe, when many believed a bride was extra vulnerable to evil spirits through the soles of her feet. To avoid bringing any evil spirits into their marriage, the groom would carry the bride into their new home.


If you're a superstitious person, be sure to keep these in mind for your wedding day! Something else to think about for your wedding, is that perfect wedding day look. Have you found your dress yet? Book your appointment at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches today by calling 561-793-4633. We offer the best selection of wedding dresses in South Florida!


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