Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life. There are many wedding superstitions out there meant to predict how long a marriage will last. These superstitions can apply to the bride, groom, or the couple as a whole.
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1. Allowing a Cat to Eat Out of Your Left Shoe
This is one of the oddest wedding superstitions. It’s an Indian tradition that brings luck to the bride and groom if they allow a cat to eat out of their left shoe a week before their wedding. The shoe must be the shoe that the bride or groom will be wearing at the altar.
2. Avoiding Bad Spirits
The Romans believed that if a bride’s face was exposed on her wedding day, bad spirits would find her and cause havoc on a new marriage. This led to the tradition of the bridal veil. Until the wedding vows were completed and the new couple was pronounced man and wife, the veil kept the bride’s face hidden. Brides retain their love for the veil as it is a stylish way to complete their wedding day outfit.Bad spirits are also behind the superstition that involves a groom carrying his new bride across the threshold of their home. The belief was that evil spirits linger at the threshold of a home. By carrying his bride through the doorway, the evil spirits could not attach themselves to her. Since then, carrying a bride across the threshold is simply a way for the groom to welcome his new bride into his home and life.
3. Choosing the Wrong Gown
Superstition dictates that the material used to make your wedding gown predicts the qualify of your marriage. Satin brings bad luck to a new marriage and velvet leads to financial issues. Silk is always the best choice.
Another superstition involving the wedding gown involves the color. It’s believed that white, blue, and pearl are good choices for a wedding dress. Brown is okay if you want to “live in town.” Grey, red, green, yellow, and pink lead to bad marriages.
4. Discovering a Spider in the Wedding Dress
While many women show intense fear towards spiders, it’s actually believed to be a sign of good luck if you find a spider inside your wedding dress. Historically, the English believed that killing a spider would bring financial downfall.
Living spiders are considered good luck in many cultures. In fact there is an old English proverb that states: “He who would wish to thrive must let spiders run alive.”
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Choosing the wedding venue is one of the first decisions that must be made when planning a wedding. Whether the happy couple desires a small, intimate ceremony or a large, extravagant affair, the venue can be the most important factor.
There are several issues to consider when picking the venue for both the ceremony and reception. These items should be discussed between the bride and groom before they begin the process of narrowing down available locations.
Does the bride or groom have a personal tie to a specific spot? If so, the choice may be easy. Sentimental locations can be anywhere and they can be meaningful for any number of reasons. However, the happy couple should still review the area before booking to make sure that there are no structural problems. Make sure the space is accessible those who might have mobility problems and that it is large enough to seat the expected number of guests.
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Wedding planning can turn even the nicest couple into frustrated and seemingly rabid individuals. Coordinating so many events with so many people means there are bound to be missteps, and even minor setbacks can be overwhelming when planning your special day. You might be a monster during the planning, but that attitude shouldn’t carry over to your wedding day. You’ve reached the critical moment, and it’s time to let go of any incidents and focus on why you’re there.
People may be fussy. They may tell you what to do and how to do it. Instead of seeing this as criticism, view it as them wanting to ensure that your day is as perfect as you want it to be. Your mother might be overflowing with advice, and you should listen since it’s likely that she’s done this before. You don’t have to do everything she says, but listening will make her feel valued. Keep in mind that this event symbolizes the fact that you will no longer turn to her for everything, so she may already be feeling cut out. Keep arguing to a minimum by listening, and if it gets overwhelming, tell her that you appreciate her insight and will take it on board, but you also need to have a part in things to stand on your own. Letting go is difficult for parents, and you can avoid a host of wedding day battles by being a little sympathetic to that. Continue reading
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“I just got my marina wedding album today and it looks AMAZING!!! It has such great detail and I absolutely love the thick lay flat pages. The spreads are just gorgeous! I surprised my husband with the album last night and you should have seen his face. We ended up spending the rest of the night on the couch just looking through our album together and reminiscing about our wedding day…it was really cute I can’t wait to show my family this weekend. Thanks Bridebox!”
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