Lucky Symbols, Mascots, Traditions and Superstitous
However modern and trendy people are, when it is their wedding they do follow and believe in traditions, have faith in lucky symbols and mascots, are superstitious, this is being carried on from the olden days for a happy, wealthy and prosperous marriage.
Letís See the Lucky Symbols, Mascots, Traditions and Superstitions of a Wedding -
- The wedding ring is worn on the third finger is said to have a direct connection to the heart as per the Greeks.
- The months of May is considered not a good time to marry as the feast of the dead and festival of the goddesses of chastity occurred during this month. April is usually the time most couples tie the knot.
- June is regarded as the luckiest of months for weddings as it is named after the Roman Goddess of love and marriage.
- The bouquet the bride holds is thought of as a symbol of happiness, an unmarried woman who catches the bouquet after it is tossed by the bride, is thought to enter wedlock within a year.
- Proposal -in the olden days, the bride would send his family or close friends to the brides place as a marriage proposal seeing goats, wolves, and pigeons were thought of as bringing good luck to the marriage and to the couple , on the other hand , if they saw a monk, a blind man or a pregnant woman, it was considered unlucky,
- The first half of the week was considered lucky for a wedding; Fridays and Saturdays were regarded the most unlucky, although modern day weddings take place over the weekend as they are convenient to most people.
- On the day of their wedding, most brides adhere to, "something old, something new , something borrowed , something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe" , this tradition dates back to the Victorian Age and is very meaningful.
- Something Old - usually a piece of jewelry signifies the bond and connection the bride shares with her family.
- Something New - her wedding gown , represents a new beginning in her life.
- Something Borrowed - a hanky or a veil from a happily married friend has to be returned by the bride in perfect condition as the wedding comes to a close, with an intention of bringing good luck and fortune.
- Something Blue - signifies faithfulness and loyalty.
- Silver sixpence - most couples exchange coins as a symbol of good luck and prosperity, they also wear the.
- The best man offers a small mascot - a lucky charm considered as a symbol of good luck to the groom.
- Church bells would be rung on the completion of the wedding, to ward off evil spirits and to bring good luck to the newlyweds.
- Gifting the bride a horseshoe on her wedding signifies bringing good luck to her and for her to bear children, this was an age old Greek tradition, and they regarded the horseshoe as the crescent moon- symbol of fertility.