5 Wedding Traditions That You Should Observe

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5 Wedding Traditions That You Should Observe.   

 


I’ve seen many wedding traditions over the years. Some of the most common wedding traditions and superstitions are seemingly nonsensical and sometimes comical.  I sometimes wonder why anyone actually gets married nowadays, if you believe ALL of the wedding traditions…. Nevertheless, Brides should observe the following 5 wedding traditions:


 


The Wedding Dress

It’s bad luck for the groom to see the Bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony.  So says, wedding tradition. But did you know that a longer standing tradition says that it’s bad luck for the bride to wear the complete wedding outfit before the day of her wedding vows? That is why you almost never see a bride trying on a wedding dress with her wedding shoes, veil and so on.


 


The Wedding Rings

It’s considered extremely unlucky to go shopping for a wedding ring on a Friday (a tradition Sale Day).  Also, a highly discounted ring set is considered bad luck overall. Furthermore, it’s even more unlucky to wear a wedding ring for any length of time before the ceremony.


In addition, the most nonsensical and comical superstition surrounding a wedding ring involves dropping it. So, the superstition goes, that a Bride or Groom who drops a wedding ring during the ceremony will be the first to die.


Furthermore, this is said to be almost guaranteed if the ring rolls to a stop on a memorial or remembrance stone in the church or chapel. So, be careful and DON’T drop the ring!!!


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The Flowers

It’s traditional that the best choice of flowers for the bridal bouquet are either orange blossoms or roses. Curiously, orange blossoms are said to represent chastity and fertility, while roses stand for true love.


Brides also consider it extremely good luck for members of the wedding party to wear garlands.  Therefore, it only goes to say that wilted flowers are considered extremely bad luck.


 


The Wedding Shoes

It’s unlucky to wear any shoes for the ceremony that are not to be used specifically and only for the wedding. Also, tradition says it’s bad luck to wear the shoes before the day of the ceremony, or to ever wear them again after the bride and groom take their vows.


Stranger still is that the shoes should be ripped apart or burned sometime shortly after the ceremony and never given away to anyone else. This tradition began sometime in the late 1800s and probably came from merchants eager to sell shoes.


 


The Wedding Cake

It’s considered bad luck for anyone except the bride or groom to be the first people to taste the wedding cake. Furthermore, on multi-tier cakes it is considered very good luck to save the top tier.  Tradition suggests, freezing it and eating it about three months later or after all the wedding photos have been entered into the wedding album.


Also, couples can serve the remainder of the cake to a small circle of family and friends who stop by to view the completed wedding photo album.


 


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