So, your wedding is just a few days away and love is in the air! And you are feeling a little nervous about starting this new phase in your relationship. Totally understandable, but you are not the only one to have this feeling. Almost everyone feels this way before their wedding. The moment you wear your gorgeous wedding gown or share your first look with your partner, there is a burst of charisma plus lots of unsaid emotions that come out for you.
Well, an extra bit of awesomeness and positivity is always bliss when you are going to enter a fresh phase of your life with your love and this fusion of emotions is entirely new for you. The couples of today are opting for creative affordable new ways, whether it is about being economical on your honeymoon or introducing your father’s special cupcakes exclusively meant to be assorted on your dessert table. Your sustainable wedding is all about you and it is always delightful to add some uniqueness to it.
Though your partner and you are always by each other’s side smitten in love, something extra is always special. Just like an extra dose of love from your partner after that glittering engagement ring slips off to your finger or a sweet surprise gift for you the moment you do your first dance with your partner. How about bringing you a few traditions that people have said bring good luck to a couple's wedding day? While you would be wishing for an extra shot of alcohol to settle down the monsters in your belly or trying on a designer wedding dress that can make you stand apart from the other brides, there is no harm in trying these crazy elements that can help you bolster confidence in other ways. Not to mention, when you pose with your doting sweetheart for some candid couple portraits, it must be filled with charm and endless sophistication but no cold feet expressions.
Well, different rituals come from different families and their culture, there is no necessity that you must also follow one. You don't have to be superstitious to include these traditions on your wedding day. If you like the idea of any of them, do it just for fun. Though your elders always shower blessings and best wishes on you and your future spouse with each other’s happiness as a priority, there is an excitement of another level if you two can do something together for each other’s better future. Following some of the most preferred traditions out of so many can be a good deal. Not to miss, it's fun to learn about them, and the chance for a little extra luck never hurts! So, here are our nine favorite ones that can assure good luck to your newly wedded life.
You all must have heard this catchy rhyme but fewer of us know the meaning behind it and why do we all do it? This old adage brings meaningful aspects of one’s life together in one place that ties together past, present, and the future. Now, some enlightenment on its history! Way back to the beginning around 1883, the lovely blushing brides would be gifted with a sixpence coin to place in her shoe as a token of good luck charm that stays with them for the ceremony.
While something old represents the bride’s past, wearing something new is a symbol of the couple’s happy future together. Likewise, something borrowed should actually be from someone that is happily married so that their good fortune rubs off onto the bride. Last but not the least, the something blue represents fidelity and love. This custom was incepted in ancient Israel, where brides wore a blue ribbon in their hair to symbolize their promise of love to their new husbands. Some of you may not know the real truth behind the saying that the rhyme actually ends with “…and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” and the logic says that placing a penny in the bride’s shoe will bring her a life filled with good fortune.
Remember that pretty bride from a fashion magazine with a long-flowy veil that amazed you on the very first go? And from that day your envision is to pick a lovely dress whenever you are ready to walk that aisle. Though for many of us, a veil offers the perfect finishing touch to complete the bridal look, it is actually a custom that goes back to Roman and Greek times. Cathedral length or birdcage, veils don’t just top off your wedding day look but, as the tradition says, they are carried to ward off evil spirits who are jealous of the bride's happiness. So, why not get one if it is about safeguarding you on your big day?
Imagine you are about to step out of the dressing suite for some candid bridal portraits and it starts raining! A little romantic but more of chaos to the decor and other settings that have been planned so nicely with lots of preparations. Well, no one can think of something more troublesome than doing a wet entrance to their ceremony, especially for their outdoor wedding. But, there is always something good that comes out from every misfortune. And if mother nature decides to let it rain on your special day, think on the brighter side now! Your neat hairdo or a perfect-fit attire may feel otherwise, but rain on your wedding day is actually a good luck sign. And the reason is, wedding day showers are said to be lucky because they bring fertility and cleansing.
If Medieval times are treated true, it was believed that the bride was susceptible to evil spirits through the soles of her feet, and with the idea of warding off evil spirits, the groom was to carry the bride into their new home to avoid bad spirits. Well, ages pass but romance remains eternal and the same as this amazing classic act that makes a really sweet and memorable photo. So, why not add it to your checklist? It could just be a fun tradition to let your man show off his bravado and muscles while a pinch of romance in the air!
Well, this sounds crazy!! And one advice for those who want to go with this rule. Before going to follow this, make sure your stylist has put on some good quality waterproof mascara. Well, it is said that if a bride cries on her wedding day it means that she won’t have any more tears to cry during her marriage. So, let the happy tears flow as long as you’ve doubled down on waterproof mascara and your wedding photographer has already taken good shots of you with a pretty smile.
Not so popular in Canada, but a famous thing down south that couples do with much faith- burying the bourbon and inviting the good luck to follow their way. As per the tradition, couples head to their wedding spot exactly one month before their big day and literally bury a bottle of whisky. After the ceremony wraps up, both of them dig it up and cheer on their new relationship status. Isn’t it lovely to go together for a deal, which rather takes a bit more work than throwing a coin in your shoe? But it may just be worth it. Yes, this good luck charm is as simple as find it and celebrate!
How sweet is this? A vintage cake topper passed down from another successful marriage and happy wedding day to shower some love and marital stability to you as a couple. You might be thinking how? We bet it is as simple as a cakewalk! You can get a new base for your vintage bride and groom topper and call it your own or even take a look through all of the wedding cake toppers available in the market for years. While some are obviously more contemporary than others, these little figurines definitely haven't faded to shower the wedding essence to your special celebration. And couples are loving them unconditionally, for obvious, good reasons. In addition to making for a lively top-tier, they can also turn out as a welcome big-day keepsake for you. As your wedding ceremony ends, and the cake itself is just a yummy memory, you'll still have your topper to remind you of your nuptials' sweet romance. Isn’t it dreamy!
Yet another magic trick from the old days that is sweet and refreshing as ever. Credit goes to the Romans who believed that evil spirits could not harm anyone that was inside a circle with flower embellishments. This is how the tradition of wearing garlands and wreaths came into existence. And for the brides of today, it is a nice way to jewel their bridal look. The best part! Floral crowns are more than a boho-chic accessory and this halo of blooms is said to bring good fortune during the year.
Your ceremony is about to begin and the decorations are made on point. Want to add flair to your rustic chic wedding? Horseshoes are the way to go with the right amount of country charm while also offering you luck for the special day when you are going to hold the hand of your partner for forever! Since long, Horseshoes have long been seen as a symbol of good luck in every domain of your life, wedding not being left untreated. If you carry a horseshoe with ribbons tied on it during the ceremony, it collects all the good luck from the day. After the wedding, the horseshoe can then be placed above the doorway of the couple's new home.
The concept of its beginning is quite interesting to know. So it started centuries ago when people used to hang iron horseshoes on their doors to fight off goblins and evil spirits, keeping the notion that they were afraid of iron. Nowadays, there could not be any need for warding off any demons from the wedding, but these trinkets surely help kill any bad elements in the atmosphere. So, all the upcoming brides out there. Show your playful side to your partner and the guest around with a game of horseshoes, a long-standing ritual which has been thought to represent a crescent moon, a symbol of fertility.
While some wedding traditions and good luck wedding stories are so ingrained in our culture that we don’t even think to question them. But there are so many other aspects that match people’s beliefs and without any proof, couples would love to add them to their big day celebration. And as the time has been changing by leaps and bounds, brides often leave to incorporate tradition into your special day along with a few fun, modern twists. This is what we call a new era!
Out of the above listed famous traditions that are commonly followed, a bride tosses the bouquet over her head and even goes to such lengths to keep their grooms from seeing their dresses before it’s time to walk down the aisle, and there is fun and faith associated with all these rituals. A person catches the bride’s bouquet or garter when she tosses it over her head, do you know why? Because he will be the next to get married. One more bad luck for the groom happens when he sees the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony. This is the reason it became a tradition that the bride and groom were only allowed to meet at the wedding ceremony.
There is nothing one could not do to serve her wedding day with all the best things. And if it is about bringing prosperity to the evening, there is no reason one should step back. Adding one or two good luck charms on your wedding day could make all the difference, even if it is a placebo effect. Well some of them have pretty cool origin stories to listen to and enjoy, and even if they don’t work, good luck charms are fun to incorporate.
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