Find out how these wedding superstitions originated and why a lot of people in this modern time still believe them. Can you count how many of these you still believe in?
1. Bride and groom seeing each other before the wedding
BAD LUCK: This belief stems from the old custom of arranged marriage. The father of the bride will not allow the groom to see his daughter’s face in fear that he will have second thoughts and back out if he sees and finds the bride undesirable. Today some couples prefer seeing each other before the wedding because it calms them and gives them reassurance on this commitment. Some still follows not seeing each other though because adds up to the excitement and longing for the wedding.
2. Rain on your wedding day
GOOD LUCK: Most would think it is very unfortunate if it rains on your wedding particularly if they prepared for an outdoor wedding and failed to have a Plan B. In some culture however, rain is considered good luck. It signifies cleansing of the couple’s bad memories and past. It also means fertility and long lasting marriage for the newlyweds. Some will even argue that the rain represents the last tears that the bride will shed for the rest of her life.
3. Fitting the wedding gown before the wedding day
BAD LUCK: In some cultures, it is believed to be bad luck for a bride to fit her wedding gown before the wedding because the wedding day will not push through. These days, this belief is no longer very popular as brides want to become their best beautiful self during her wedding that she wants her dress to be a perfect fit.
4. Getting knives as wedding gift
BAD LUCK: When a newlywed receives a knife set as a wedding gift, many will believe that the marriage will not last because knives represent broken relationship.
5. Spider on the wedding gown
GOOD LUCK: Though a lot of brides will probably shriek in horror in finding one creepy crawlers on her garment, a lot of people actually believe it is a sign of good fortune as spiders are considered a best of luck omen.
6. Pearl engagement ring
BAD LUCK: With the pearl’s look resembling a tear, some people believe that it is bad luck to use it in any of the bride’s jewelries. They believe that the bride will have a marriage full of tears.
In the end, the only thing that will matter is not whether you choose to believe any of the wedding superstitions are true; what will matter is whether or not you will let any of your beliefs affect the happiest day of your life.