Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and couples take their time to find the perfect Hotel Wedding Venue in Gloucester like https://www.hatton-court.co.uk/gloucester-cotswolds-weddings along with choosing a colour scheme and picking the perfect wedding cake. But whilst you are planning your day you will come across many wedding rituals or superstitions that seem to have been passed down for generations. Here are some of these superstitions and the reasons for their origins.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue is probably the most well-known wedding tradition. This tradition began her in England but over recent time we have dropped the final element of ‘a silver six-pence in her shoe.’ Each of the elements represents a part of the bride’s past, present or future. Something old is usually an item from the family that is either passed down through the generations or is representative of the bride’s past. Something new represents her new life and marriage, something borrowed is where the bride will use an item from an existing family member that is happily married, with the thought being that the luck and prosperity in marriage will be passed on to the bride. Blue is the old white in that during biblical times blue was colour representation of purity.
Carrying the bride over the threshold is a practice that some grooms still carry out today and it is often seen being portrayed in television programs and films creating a romantic feel to the gesture. The practice began a long time ago and was first carried out as it was believed that a newly married woman was susceptible to evil spirits trying to attack her through her feet before she entered the marital home. If her groom carried her over the threshold the evil spirits would be unable to affect the bride.
A veil covering the face of a bride to be is thought to have originated in ancient Greek and Roman times. Again, this was linked to evil spirits and it was thought that a veil covering the bride to be’ face would prevent them from their attempts to ruin the wedding and subsequent marriage. A newer tradition in some religions is that a veil covering the brides face represents purity and modesty.
There are numerous other superstitions including not receiving knives as a wedding gift as it represents a bad marriage and a spider landing on your wedding dress representing good luck.