Saturday, April 3, 2010

Marriage Folklore and Superstitions

Superstitions have become part of wedding traditions. Here are some lesser known superstitions and folklore surrounding marriage and the wedding day.

Every culture has superstitions surrounding marriage and the wedding day itself. Many superstitions are so ingrained they have become a regular part of wedding traditions. The reasons why a bride wears white and a veil, why the groom carries the bride over the threshold, the placement of the best man, why there is a best man and bridesmaids, why we still decorate the getaway vehicle with noisy items and why the bride should have something old, new, borrowed and blue all come from wedding folklore and superstition.

The reason for having a best man is even part of superstition as well as where the best man is supposed to stand during the wedding or sit during the reception. Today the true meanings are often lost but the superstitions have become part of tradition.

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