RSS

Myths and traditions about weddings

07 May

Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. The one that started the tradition of a white wedding dress. Photo, from National Geographics

Wedding myths and traditions have been around for a long time…Here are just a few:

  • Couples should say their vows as the minute hand of the clock is ascending towards heaven (upward).
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe: old=link with the bride’s past/family; new=good fortune and success in the bride’s new life; borrowed=remind the bride that her family and friends are there if needed; blue=symbolic of faithfulness and loyalty, blue is often symbolic of purity; silver sixpence=for the bride to have wealth (of the financial kind and a wealth of happiness). Wearing something from each category helped ward off evil spirits.
  • It’s bad luck for the groom to see dress before the wedding day.
  • Pearls represent tears, but some feel that wearing pearls on your wedding day takes the place of real tears so the bride will have a happy, tear-free wedding and life.
  • It’s considered bad luck for the bride to sign her married name before the wedding—it tempts fate.
  • Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday’s the best of all, Thursday brings crosses, And Friday losses, But Saturday – no luck at all. (What day to get married on.)
  • Only a virgin can wear a white wedding dress Brides have also traditionally wore their “Sunday best” on their wedding day prior to the current wedding gowns. According to http://www.fromtimespast.com/wedding.htm, white bridal gowns became popular in the 1840s by Queen Victoria who chose to wear white rather than the traditional royal silver dress. The color white is associated with purity and modesty, thus its connection to virginity. Today brides can choose to wear white, whether they are virgins or not, and whether it is their first marriage, second or fifth. Currently, brides are often selecting the popular color ivory or champagne for their wedding dress. Some brides are even choosing to wear colors aside from white or ivory, and instead choosing colored wedding dresses such as red, silver, blue, pink, and various other colors. The wedding gown today can be anything from a full length gown with chapel train to party dresses, tea length dresses and even sun dresses or shorts for beach and garden weddings, heck, I even saw one or two brides in bikini’s.
  • The bride shouldn’t make her own dressthis wedding myth states that for every stitch of the wedding dress the bride sews herself she’ll shed one tear during her marriage.

I’m not a superstitious person by nature. When I first began planning our wedding I naturally looked at white wedding dresses, and all I heard was “you can’t wear white, you’ve been married before.” Which just made me want to wear white even more. But after really thinking about it, and gravitating more and more towards the silver/gunmetal grey dresses, I realized while dress shopping when we found “the dress” that I could wear whatever I wanted to wear–what made me feel like a bride. Whether you want to wear white, or want color; a long, Cathedral train or a tea-length or a mini; it’s your wedding. I am doing the something old, something new…thing. I’ll even have sixpence in my shoe, but I’m doing it because I think it is fun.

Advertisements
 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

One response to “Myths and traditions about weddings

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
meganelizabethmorales

MANNERS MAKETH MAN, LOST BOYS FAN & PERPETAUL CREATIVITY.

Envision Your Future Online

Helping you Improve your Online Business

summer

I really like Ryan Gosling.

Kendall Kessler Art

Original Art by Award Winning Artist Kendall Kessler

Granny Smith: Unleashed

Observations and random thoughts from a "not so teenager."

Digital Dimensions

Blog about anything related to Blogging. Post any job related to Blogging / Digital Marketing for free.

Critical Dispatches

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @RichyDispatch

A.D. Martin

writing - novels - film - television - video games - other stuff

Kev's Great Indie Authors

Supporting Indie Authors Worldwide

Pilotstories

Der Luftfahrt Blog

Bali Tours

Bali Best Activities And Tour Packages

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

She turns coffee into books so she can afford to buy more coffee. And more books.

Crafted in Carhartt

about women who do amazing things

Dan Frugalberg

Life lived simply

Humanity777's Blog

The Church of Christ

McWilliam Media

Invincibility is the best Identity...

TheWriteBurgessTaylor

Writer, Blogger, Artist, Journaler, Coffee Addict

Blue Monkey Writing

Living a Blue Monkey Life in a Brown Monkey World

Woman Of Many Interests

By: H. J. Dobson

stuff i tell my sister

This blog is about stuff. Random thoughts and photos from an Oklahoma gal.

The Dissocial Mom

Delirious.Irritable.Smelly.Sleepy.Overwhelmed.Cranky.In.Absolute.Love

Thin spiral notebook

My journal of big words and pretty pictures

Magical Mayhem

This is My Blissful Blog all about our flintstone family, Me, Sexgod, Angel, Cherub , Georgie my lovely labrador and all the fantastic family fun & awesome adventures we have together :)

A Round of Words in 80 Days

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life

Flux + Flow

a lifestyle blog by jasmine eclipse

wednesdays

as and when days

Rebekah Wolveire

In the mind of a Writer

readful things blog

colourful language, colourful opinions

Wide Awake But Dreaming

Slip into my thoughts and do watch your step

CheffoJeffo

Hi, I'm Jeff Dick. This is me exposing myself.

Life Is Like That

Live life, then write about it.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

She writes books...

Just another WordPress.com site

Rachel Poli

I read. I write. I create.

Emilie Hardie

Dedicated writer since 2013

[ adriejf writes. ]

writer by night. victim advocate by day. waitress at heart.

Coffee and Curse Words

Your daily dose of caffeine and truth

Cheeni Thoughts

a lifestyle blog!

charlottecarrendar

~Weaving Words in her Web~

Old Herring Detective Bureau

Knaresborough Mysteries - A Novel about Lady Matilda Arkwright

%d bloggers like this: