For the Bride
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue
- Wearing “something old” represents the bride’s past,
- Wearing “something new” symbolises the couple’s happy future.
- Then the bride is supposed to get her “something borrowed” from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person’s good fortune rubs off on her.
- “Something blue” symbolises fidelity and love.
According to Greek culture if the bride tucks a sugar cube in their glove the sugar will sweeten your union.
Breaking glass is an Italian tradition as the number of pieces of glass breaks into represents the number of years they’ll will be married.
For the Groom
- It’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony.
- The groom must carry his new wife across the threshold of their home or hotel after the wedding to prevent bad luck. Today, the groom carries his bride across the threshold not out of fear of spirits, but as a romantic gesture to welcome her into his life.
- Don’t drop the rings during the ceremony, as dropping the rings means that the marriage is doomed.
Showering the Newlyweds with Rice
Do you want your wedding guests to toss confetti on your wedding day? This is another wedding ritual that began in superstition.
Instead of confetti, newlyweds were traditionally showered with rice or wheat. It was believed that this would bring “fruitfulness,” or fertility. A similar superstition saw the bride and groom showered with red and green beans in China.
Rice and wheat are rarely used nowadays due to concerns that the grains may harm animals if consumed. Consider dried flower petals or rice-paper confetti as a more environmentally friendly option. Alternatively, you may have your guests blow bubbles over you.
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