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Wedding Myths

Every bride dreams that when she comes to march in the isle,  she wants it to be perfect like a fairy tale. After all the preparation and arrangement of their dream wedding, bride to-be consider to take wedding myths and superstitions by heart and do not want to tempt fate in their blissful day. But not all wedding myths are bad. There are some wedding myths and superstitions that are said to bring good luck too. So, don't hold your breath bride-to-be. Myths and superstitions are usually based on events or omens that are said to foretell either bad luck or good luck.

Rain on Wedding Day - it is the myths of good luck and bad luck . Good luck myths of rain on your wedding symbolize the coming of children and the bad luck -rain represents many tears a bride will cry throughout her marriage.

Tears on the Wedding Day - it is considered good luck for the bride to cry during her wedding. She will have cried all her tears away leaving none for the marriage. Another theory holds that a bride's tears are good luck as they bring rain for the crops. 

Sign your married name before the wedding: it is considered bad luck for the bride to sign her married name before the wedding as it tempts fate. For the same reason, the bride should avoid wearing her entire bridal outfit (wedding dress, bridal veil, shoes and jewelry) prior to her wedding day. 

 Wearing pearls - here is another wedding myth that has both bad luck and good luck versions. So if you are a bride-to-be, decide which version you want to accept! In the good luck version, pearls take the place of the bride's real tears so she will have a happy, tear-free marriage (that really is a myth!). In the bad luck version, pearls represent plenty of tears are to follow in the marriage.

Dropping the wedding ring - according to myth and superstition, dropping of the wedding ring or rings can have fatal consequences, but not for the bride or groom. The myth is that the dropping of the ring can shake off evil spirits for the newlyweds. For the person who drops the ring, it is said that he or she will be the first to die out of all those who are at the wedding.
The bride shouldn't make her own dress: this wedding myth states that for every stitch of the wedding dress the bride sews herself she'll shed one tear during her marriage. 

Time of day to get married: the couple should exchange their vows as the clock's minute hand is moving upwards, therefore any time half past the hour, for example 2:30 or 4:45. The upward movement is said to bring blessings upon the couple as the minute hand is "ascending towards heaven." 

Surname of the same first letter: it is considered unlucky for the bride to marry a man with a surname that begins with the same first letter as hers. This wedding myth is summarized in the following Victorian rhyme: "To change the name and not the letter; is to change for the worst and not the better."

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1 response to "Wedding Myths"

  1. bleep says:

    i've always said to my gramps and granny's...if we are to follow all those myths we can't move a muscle anymore. sobrang dami ng kasabihan haaaay!'

    wish i can be linked here too...

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