Wedding Superstitions

Couples on the verge of tying the knot spend lots of time hoping their wedding day goes off without a hitch. The threat of rain or temporarily misplaced rings can make couples feel the hands of fate are casting bad luck on the proceedings, but couples need not worry.

Superstitions are not always negative, and there are many things thought to bestow good luck on couples about to wed. The following are some of the more popular harbingers of good luck couples can look for on their wedding day.

Rain signifies various things in different cultures, and many of those amount to a dose of good fortune for a wedding. Rain can represent fertility, suggesting that couples will have many children. Rain also can signify cleansing and renewal or the washing away of past ills.

Many Greeks believe tucking a sugar cube into your glove will mean a sweet union between the newly betrothed.

In Sweden, a bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe so she will never have to go without.

Bells may chime at Irish weddings to keep evil spirits away and ensure a harmonious family life. Some brides also will tuck small bells into their bouquets.

Many traditions are in place to keep bad spirits away from wedding proceedings and ensure good luck.

Good luck charms vary depending on culture and geography. Several superstitions have withstood the test of time and can give brides and grooms a little more security on their wedding days.

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