10 Wedding Superstitions, Traditions, and Facts: What are Yours?


July 30, 2014

10 Wedding Superstitions, Traditions, and Facts: What are Yours?

It’s tradition of course, but ever wonder the true origin of why a bride should wear “something borrowed” and “something blue?” Or why the bride is carried over the threshold or wears a veil?

There are hundreds of wedding superstitions and traditions that have origins way back to the beginning of time and stemming from many various cultures. In America, as a melting pot, they all seem to have somewhat come together to create the weddings we have today. Of course if you have strong ethnic heritage, you are sure to have your own family traditions as well, or maybe even a collaboration of such if each of you are from various backgrounds.

No matter, every bride and groom want to have a successful marriage. Most people will do just about anything to ensure that, even rely on folklore and legends of old. Hey, they are worth a shot right?

We thought we’d have a little fun listing 10 superstitions and fun facts about marriage. See if any of them apply to you, astound you, or just give you a laugh! Or let us know your family traditions!

Photo Credit: Chic Vintage Brides

10 Superstitions and Facts on Marriage:

1) In Egypt, the bride's family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding, so the couple can relax!

2) In Japan, white was always the color of choice for bridal ensembles -- long before Queen Victoria popularized it in the Western world.

3) Legend says single women will dream of their future husbands if they sleep with a slice of groom's cake under their pillows.

4) The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.

5) On average, 7,000 couples marry each day in the United States.

6) Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides still wear veils more often than not.

7) A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.

8) A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.

9) Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health, according to English tradition.

10) In Greek culture, putting a sugar cube into your glove will sweeten your union. If you don't wear gloves, some use them in other ways, tucking them into the dress or having on the tables.

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With wonderful outdoor locations in our gardens or under our pergola, you’ll find our place just right for a gorgeous wedding. If the weather isn't conducive or you just don't want to be outdoors, we have roomy indoor space that will provide a beautiful wedding or reception too!

We can offer scrumptious catering, can make your cake to fulfill your desires, and you can relax knowing that you’ll have a Jacuzzi and bed for the night just down the hall and a trip to the spa the next day. You can even spend your honeymoon with us!

Call our reservations specialists today at (800) 570-8233 to reserve your wedding day and work with our wedding planner. We'll work hard for you to incorporate any and all traditions you have in mind or need to follow! We also do elopements so start planning for New Year’s Eve with us!

Photo of Doves from Wedding Spot in UK 

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