Wedding Superstitions…Explained!

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There are a lot of wedding superstitions that we’ve heard of across the years and we follow blindly, but when someone asks why we don’t know. They are carried down for centuries and often we hear them from friends and families, maybe our mothers and aunts whenever a relative is getting married. From things like your husband can’t see you in your wedding gown before the big day, to things like losing the rings before the wedding. There is a lot of wedding superstitious sayings that are out there, and we’ve collected our favourite few, and decoded what they mean and where they came from. 

Wearing White

A tried and true important tradition, the bride wears white and the groom wears black. Almost like the yin and yang, this has gone on for years and although some brides choose to be daring and breakaway from this tradition, it still stands however that most brides would prefer to stay safe then sorry. 

Although we ask, why white? The simple answer can be explained via a quote we found that perfectly sums it up. “Married in white, you will have chosen all right. Married in grey, you will go far away. Married in black, you will wish yourself back. Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will always be true. Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl. Married in green, ashamed to be seen. Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in brown, you’ll live out of town. Married in pink, your spirits will sink.”

We think white is the safest but pearl sounds fun too! 

Read more: Who NOT to Invite to Your Wedding

Let It Rain 

Usually not the best circumstances when it comes to weddings especially if you were planning on having it outdoors. Although it might seem like the wedding is ruined and everything went wrong, rain on your wedding day is actually a great sign. In many cultures including Hindu cultures, rain on the day of your wedding symbolises a clean slate and fertility, so if you start to see the clouds forming and some drops starting to fall this is actually a great sign for your marriage. 

However, if you are in Cairo there isn’t a rainy day the entire city doesn’t know about, so also maybe try to avoid that so there aren’t any accidents, or make sure you take the necessary precautions if you want some good luck. 

 

There are a lot of wedding superstitions that we’ve heard of across the years and we follow blindly, but when someone asks why we don’t know. They are carried down for centuries and often we hear them from friends and families, maybe our mothers and aunts whenever a relative is getting married. From things like your husband can’t see you in your wedding gown before the big day, to things like losing the rings before the wedding. There is a lot of wedding superstitious sayings that are out there, and we’ve collected our favourite few, and decoded what they mean and where they came from. 

Wearing White

A tried and true important tradition, the bride wears white and the groom wears black. Almost like the yin and yang, this has gone on for years and although some brides choose to be daring and breakaway from this tradition, it still stands however that most brides would prefer to stay safe then sorry. 

Although we ask, why white? The simple answer can be explained via a quote we found that perfectly sums it up. “Married in white, you will have chosen all right. Married in grey, you will go far away. Married in black, you will wish yourself back. Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will always be true. Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl. Married in green, ashamed to be seen. Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in brown, you’ll live out of town. Married in pink, your spirits will sink.”

We think white is the safest but pearl sounds fun too! 

Read more: Who NOT to Invite to Your Wedding

Let It Rain 

Usually not the best circumstances when it comes to weddings especially if you were planning on having it outdoors. Although it might seem like the wedding is ruined and everything went wrong, rain on your wedding day is actually a great sign. In many cultures including Hindu cultures, rain on the day of your wedding symbolises a clean slate and fertility, so if you start to see the clouds forming and some drops starting to fall this is actually a great sign for your marriage. 

However, if you are in Cairo there isn’t a rainy day the entire city doesn’t know about, so also maybe try to avoid that so there aren’t any accidents, or make sure you take the necessary precautions if you want some good luck. 

 

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