There are many different Wedding day customs, traditions, and myths that come about from cultures from all over the world. Some of them are a bit far fetched and not quite relatable in this day and time. However, some are still believed and practiced to this day!
Here are just a few of the Wedding day good luck omens that we came across…
A Shower of Rain
Although having rainy weather on your Wedding day may seem like a bit of an inconvenience, this common myth is that it actually brings good luck! Not only does rain bring good luck, but it’s also believed to symbolize blessings, cleansing, unity, and in some cultures, fertility. So if you happen to have some rain showers on your special day, don’t fret! It’s only bringing good luck your way!
Orange Blooms and Roses
In the Victorian times, both orange blooms and roses were considered good luck to incorporate into the bride’s bouquet. Orange colored flowers were thought to represent purity, chastity, and fertility, and Roses were (and still are) thought to signify love. Bring a little bit of extra luck to your Wedding day by including either or both in your floral arrangements!
That’s right! Way back when, the English thought that it was good luck to find a spider on or in the Bride’s wedding dress the day of! So, if you happen to find an eight-legged friend along for the ride on your Wedding day, try not to freak out… he’s just wishing you good luck!
Tears of Joy
Nowadays it’s common for the bride and the groom to shed some tears on their Wedding day. However, it’s the bride’s tears that have been a sign of good luck for many years. It was believed that if a bride cried at her wedding, all of her sorrows were washed away, leaving only room for happiness. How sweet?!
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…
This longstanding tradition is still used by brides today. But what is the real meaning behind this tradition?
The Something Old represents continuity with the bride’s family and the past;
The Something New represents good luck and success for the couple’s future;
The Something Borrowed represents borrowed happiness and should belong to a happily married woman;
The Something Blue symbolized the heavens above and true love!