You want everything to go perfectly on your wedding day, but not everything will, and that is something you should accept now. Be prepared for mishaps and mistakes, and remember you can’t do anything about it. While this may not be the news you were hoping for, it may make you feel better knowing some things that go wrong, are actually viewed as good luck.
There are many different superstitions and weird traditions that can be found in weddings. Do you know the history of the wedding garter? It has a weird back story, and we are certainly glad that tradition didn’t carry on for too long. But today we are talking about good luck and back luck. Hopefully these wacky superstitions will help you to realize that the flaws that may occur during your wedding are in fact good luck!
One common superstition that you may have to worry about if you are having an outdoor wedding is rain. But when you have your wedding at Bohemia River Overlook, you can relax, knowing that a little rain won’t ruin the beautiful and one-of-a-kind wedding you will have at our venue! With three different locations to choose from, you can find the perfect wedding destination for you, rain or shine.
In this blog, we are going to go over some of the wedding superstitions that are said to be good and bad luck.
Since we already mentioned rain, we will start with that one. While a drizzle on your wedding day may seem like no good could come from it, it is viewed as good luck. According to The Pink Bride, there are many different reasons why rain is good luck. It symbolizes many different things, including:
Rain is good luck because it signifies that you will have children, be cleansed of the sadness and tough times from your past, and be given a new chapter in your life. It also symbolizes that your marriage will last, something that we all hope for. The strangest thing that rain symbolizes is tears, and while many people may view this as a bad thing, it means something different than what you may be thinking. Rain on your wedding day symbolizes the last tears that the bride will shed for the rest of her life. Even though that may be hard to believe, it is good knowing that tears and rain can be a good thing on your wedding day! A bride crying on her wedding day is supposed to symbolize the same thing, so whether the rain is representing tears or you are actually crying, it is good luck and symbolizes that you will not shed any more tears during your marriage.
But there are some other strange superstitions for things that are good luck during your wedding. You can find an entire list of superstitions and other traditions from The Knot, but we are going to pick a few of our favorites!
Let’s start with something you hate—spiders. Spiders are, in fact, good luck when it comes to finding one on your wedding dress. According to Hudson Valley Magazine, this is an old English folklore, which said that finding a spider on your dress was a good omen, so don’t freak out if you find one of those creepy-crawlies on your wedding dress on your wedding day, they are just giving you some good luck.
Sugar is sweet, but it is even sweeter when it comes to your wedding and union. According to Greek culture, sticking a sugar cube in your glove (if you are wearing gloves) will help to sweeten your union. But the ancient Greeks, along with the Romans, also believed that the veil would protect brides from evil spirits, so who knows what to believe. But did you know that the original veils were red and thick. This was to fool the evil spirits into thinking that the bride was on fire. Even though we have slowly left that tradition behind, veils are still a key piece of the bride’s attire.
There are other strange traditions that are meant to be good luck. Things like Egyptian women would pinch the bride, Moroccan women bathing in a milk bath, and planting a pine tree outside of the newlyweds home in Holland all are viewed as good luck. While these superstitions seem to be different in every culture, there are strange beliefs all around the world.
Hopefully some of those odd superstitions and traditions made you feel better about that mishaps that may happen on your wedding day, but what about the bad luck. Just like the things that represent good luck, the bad luck things are interesting and strange.
Let’s start with rain again. Rain, while rarely is thought to be bad luck, again symbolizes tears. But very few sources believe that the tear symbol is a bad one, but the ones that say rain is bad luck claim it is because it represents the number of tears the bride will shed during her marriage. This may be a little white lie that someone came up with to change the way rain is viewed during a wedding, so we are going to pretend it is fake and go with the good luck symbols listed above!
Receiving knives as a wedding gift is bad luck. So even though you may need knives, don’t register for them! According to CNN, a knife given to you on your wedding day signified a broken relationship and is bad luck. The article mentions that if you do receive knives as a gift, just give the gifter a penny. This turns the gift into a purchase.
Another strange superstition involves nuns and monks. If you happen to see a nun or monk on the way to your wedding, you might as well turn around! Just kidding, but this is supposed to put a curse on you, a curse that makes you dependent on charity for the rest of your life.
Getting married on a Saturday may seem like a good idea, since most of your friends and family won’t have to work. But Saturday is actually the unluckiest day for a wedding. But it is also the most popular day of the week to get married. The best day to get married is supposed to be Wednesday. If you are looking for wealth get married on Monday, and Tuesday for health.
There are many different traditions and superstitions that are involved in weddings. Whether you believe them or not, you are sure to run into a few accidents on your wedding day. Even though every bride wants this day to go perfectly, it is unlikely that it will. But knowing these little superstitions can hopefully help you find comfort in a downpour on your wedding day.
If you want your wedding to go as smoothly as possible and only worry about rain or a spider showing up on your big day, let Bohemia River Overlook help. We offer three different locations at our venue, allowing you to find the perfect setting to say “I do”. But we also offer wedding packages, helping you get the best vendors, caterers, and so much more! Learn about our locations and packages, and start planning your wedding today, just make sure you don’t plan it on a Saturday. Contact us today with any questions you may have.