Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Very Superstitious

There are a lot of superstitions when it comes to weddings. You can't see the bride before the ceremony, rain on your wedding day is supposed to be bad luck, and of course the whole, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Someone once told me that if your Mothers cry during your wedding you will have a rough first year of marriage. That one sounded a little crazy to me, pretty much all mothers are going to cry!
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So I was wondering where did all these superstitions come from? In researching this I came across some superstitions I had never heard of! One having to do with changing your last name. Apparently it is unlucky for the bride to marry a man whose last name begins with the same letter as hers. There is even a rhyme that goes along with this one, "To change the name and not the letter; is to change for the worst and not the better."

I also read one that says it is good luck for the bride to cry on the wedding day because she will have cried all her tears away leaving none for the marriage. I'm sure I'm going to cry, and if that means no tears during the marriage, I'm on board. As far as rain on the wedding day I found more on it being good luck than bad. It is said that rain is a symbol of children in their future. It actually rained on my parents wedding day and they ended up having four kids! So maybe there's some truth to that one.
To be honest I'm not a very superstitious person. After all, I do have a black cat and you better believe he crosses my path a million times everyday. I have no issues with seeing Mr. Castle before the ceremony, but he has been very adamant on not seeing me until I walk down the aisle. If it means that much to him it's fine with me.  I read some articles stating that tradition was started with arranged marriages. They didn't want the groom to see the bride and try to back out of the wedding if he didn't find her attractive.
 Personal Photo / My black kitty Artemis...in my path.

One of the most outlandish superstitions I came across was this: If you can persuade a cat to eat out of your left shoe one week before the wedding good luck will bless your married life. I'm pretty sure I could make this one happen. Come over here Artemis! But what shoe? Your wedding shoes, your everyday shoes? I would guess the wedding shoes. If I pull this off I'll be sure to take a picture. :)
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Have you heard of any weird wedding superstitions? I think they are all so funny :)

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of the same letter in the surname, but I always thought I wouldn't like it as it wouldn't be enough of a change. Interesting post. I had heard rain is meant to be good luck but then again I would want to believe that if I had rain on my wedding day. I cried walking down the aisle but I kept the tears from falling down my face.

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