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As if brides-to-be don’t have
enough on their plate with planning a wedding, there are all kinds of old wives’
tales that they apparently should be considering.
The first gift that is opened
should be the first gift the bride uses.
The bride should select
somebody (probably the maid of honour) to record all the comments the bride
makes while she opens her gifts. Supposedly, these remarks will be repeated
on her wedding night.
Whoever is the sender of the
third gift the bride-to-be opens will have a baby in the near future.
All ribbons should be kept
from the presents the bride-to-be opens. These will be kept to make a
bouquet at the wedding rehearsal. They are also sometimes placed on a big
hat that the bride-to-be wears during the shower. Placing ribbons on the hat
is thought to bring luck in life and love.
There are also a few good omens for a wedding day. These include: seeing a
rainbow, being wed on a sunny day, seeing a black cat, meeting a chimney
On the other hand, there are many bad omens as well. These include: seeing
a pig, a rabbit, or a lizard run across the road, seeing an open grave,
having a monk or nun tell the bride-to-be or the groom-to-be that the woman
If the groom drops the wedding ring during the ceremony, this is thought
to be a sign of a doomed marriage.
The bride must walk into their new home by the front door and cannot trip
or fall. This is how the tradition of the man carrying the bride over the
It was also once believed that whoever falls asleep first on the wedding
night will be the first to die.
Catching the bouquet is still a widely practiced tradition at many
weddings. Whoever catches the bouquet will be the next to marry.
If a single woman attending the wedding is given a piece of wedding cake,
she should take it home and sleep with it under her pillow. She will then
dream of her future husband.
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