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There’s a Spider in My Wedding Dress & Other Wedding Superstitions

Oct 4, 2013

In the past we’ve talked about some timeless wedding traditions, such as the bride wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. These are only a small handful of traditions and superstitions that are followed throughout an engagement and wedding ceremony. Here are some lesser known superstitions that have been followed for years by brides and grooms.

According to Greek culture, tucking a sugar cube into your bridal gloves will sweeten your marriage.

Have you ever heard the rhyme, “To change the name and not the letter is to change for the worst and not the better”? This means that it’s bad luck if both the grooms and brides last names start with the same letter.

The English believe that it a sign of good luck if the bride finds a spider in her wedding dress.

Have you ever wondered why engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand? It was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

Bells are chimed at Irish weddings to keep away evil spirits and to ensure the couple has a happy family life.

Not engaged? No worries! Legend has it that if a single woman sleeps with a slice of groom’s cake under their pillows they’ll dream of their future husband.

Stay tuned for more fun and interesting wedding traditions and superstitions from! Does your family have a tradition that’s carried out at every wedding? Let us know with a comment.


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