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Traditional Ways To Bring A Little Extra Luck To Your Wedding Day

According to a Japanese proverb, "The day you decide to do it is your lucky day!" If you've managed to find the person you love unconditionally and want to spend the rest of your life with, then you've already had plenty of good luck shining down on you. Planning a wedding date together will be a lucky day, no matter what. Just in case you're superstitious, WhereBrideGo.com has found a few traditional symbols that can add some extra good luck to your wedding day.

Rain
Most brides pray that there is no rain on their wedding day, especially if they are hosting any part of the celebration outdoors. According to many cultures, rain on your wedding day should be seen as a good omen. It brings with it fertility for the couple and cleanses away everything they don't want to bring with them into the marriage. 

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Shoe Coins
A Swedish custom that is performed so that the bride will "never do without" during her marriage is to place coins from her parents in her wedding shoes. Mom gives her a gold coin for the right shoe and Dad gives her a silver coin for the left shoe. 

Thrown Shoes
In Medieval times, people thought that they were bestowing good luck on the newlyweds when men threw shoes at them! Today we have a much less violent version of that. Instead, shoes are now tied to the back of the getaway car.

Garter Toss
A long time ago, guests used to wait outside a newlywed couples home for proof that the marriage had been consummated. The groom would throw out something to appease them, occasionally the bride's garter. After a while, people decided that the garter was a symbol of good luck, so guests would make a game out of getting it off of the bride while she was still wearing it! Today, the groom is the only one allowed to get under the bride's skirt, and the man that catches the garter that is thrown is said to be the next to get married. It depends on that man's point of view whether that's good luck or not! 


Spiders
Finding a spider crawling on you is generally not thought of as a good thing. According to English lore, if you find a spider crawling on your wedding dress it is a good omen for the marriage. 

Pinching
Egyptian women believe that it is good luck to pinch the bride on her wedding day. It is unclear whether this luck is for the pincher or the pinch-ee, but it sure doesn't sound too lucky for the bride in the moment!

Pine Trees
Good luck and fertility are symbolized in Holland when a pine tree is planted outside of a newlywed couple's home.  

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Rings
A wedding ring with an aquamarine jewel represents marital harmony for a long, happy marriage. Diamonds symbolize forever, but pearls aren't considered lucky because they resemble the shape of a tear. 

Knives
One of the gifts on your registry may bring you bad luck, but there is a way to counteract that. It is considered unlucky to give a couple a knife as a gift for their wedding because it symbolizes a broken relationship. Turn that luck around by giving the gift-giver a penny, and now you have purchased the knife rather than accepted it as a gift. 

Threshold
The tradition of the groom carrying his new wife over the threshold stems from Medieval times when people thought that brides were extra vulnerable to evil spirits through the soles of their feet. If she is lifted over the threshold, this will avoid any evil spirits from being tracked into the home. 

Wedding Bells
Bells ringing on your wedding day bring a harmonious family life with every chime. In Ireland, many brides will have small bells added to their bouquet.

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Sugar Cubes
If you want your marriage to be sweet, Greek people believe that a bride should carry a sugar cube in some way during the wedding. Most used to do this by placing the sugar cube in one of their gloves during the ceremony.

Days to Marry
Saturday is now the most popular day to get married. Most likely it's the easiest day for everyone involved because most people don't work on Saturdays. There's an old saying that wouldn't agree with doing this. It declares Wednesday as the best day to tie the knot. "Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all.

June Weddings
The month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno, who rules over marriage, hearth, and childbirth. It is believed that June became a popular month to get married because Juno would keep a special watch over ther marriage. 

Horseshoes
Horseshoes have long been a symbol of good luck. For your wedding day, if the bride carries a horseshoe with ribbons tied on it during the ceremony, it collects all the good luck from the day. Afterward, the horseshoe can be placed above the doorway to your new home, filled with all of that wedding day luck. 

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If you're not superstitious, then none of these things will make a difference to you at all. They way we see it, a little extra luck couldn't hurt! Many of these old traditions are nice to add into your wedding just because they are fun. WhereBridesGo.com wishes you and your future spouse all the good luck in the world, but as long as you are together keeping each other happy, you probably aren't going to need it! 





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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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