- Myth #1 – A Bride Shouldn’t Make Her Own Dress. This myth states that for every stitch that a bride sews on her own wedding gown represents one tear that will be shed by her during the marriage.
- Myth #2 – Brides Shouldn’t Put All Their Bridal Wear On Before the Wedding. Basically, this wedding dress myth states that it is very bad luck for a bride to put her entire wedding day wardrobe (dress, veil, shoes, jewelry, slip, etc.) on, all at once, before the wedding day. The myth says that if this is done, the wedding will not take place.
- Myth #3 – Colored Wedding Gowns. This is myth is in the form of a poem and it goes like this:“If Married in Blue they said your lover is true. Married in Pink, Your fortunes will sink. Married in Green, You will not long be seen. Married in Red, You’ll wish you were dead. Married in Yellow, you are Ashamed of the fellow. Married in Brown, You’ll live out of town. Married in Grey, You’ll live far away. Married in Black, You’ll wish you were back.”
While we’re on the topic of weddings, we thought you might enjoy learning about some good luck traditions for weddings. After all, everyone could use some good luck every now and then!
Tradition #1 – The Ribbon Pull. This tradition goes back to the Victorian Era. The baker/creator of the wedding cake places two sterling silver hearts connected by a long string on each side of the cake (with the hearts showing) and bakes it in the cake. Before the cake is cut by the couple, the bridesmaids pull it through for good luck.
Tradition #2 – Wearing Horseshoes This is an old Welsh tradition in which it’s believed that if a bride wears a horseshoe with the ends up, her luck will never leave. It was made famous by Princess Diana as she wore an 18-carat gold horseshoe on her wedding day on the inside of her dress.
Tradition #3 – The Best Day to Marry. The English are a superstitious lot when it comes to getting married. They believe that the best day to get married is on Wednesday. However, if you are looking for a wealthy marriage, you should marry on Monday but if good health is what you’re after, marry on Tuesday. Whatever you do, do not get married on Saturday as this is supposedly the most unlucky day for weddings!
Tradition #4 – A Coin in Each Shoe. A popular good luck tradition in Sweden is for the bride to wear a coin in each shoe. A gold coin from her mother and a silver coin from her father. This is believed to ensure the girl never goes without.