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.
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.
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.”