Wedding Traditions and Superstitions Behind the Bridesmaids, Wedding & Honeymoons Series
|My beautiful daughter, Muriel van der Linde|
This might be true for some women, but as weddings are one of those places where the potential for new romances to blossom is really strong, others might find that bit of folklore to be incorrect. At weddings, love seems to be in the air and cupid is a very busy boy under such circumstances.
Weddings have always been important event on the social calendar. It is the perfect time to get re-acquainted with family and friends and to meet new people.
Many traditions have been attached to weddings over the years. In some cases the logic behind the tradition has been lost, but it is interesting how many are still being used today.
It is said that if the bride cries on her wedding day, she won't cry again in her marriage. And rain on the wedding day is supposed to predict many children. Candles blown out by the wind during the wedding ceremony is supposed to bring very bad luck, because somebody is going to cause trouble. Eloise can vouch for this, because all the candles in the chapel blew out, and look at the trouble she had afterwards.
The woman who catches the bride’s bouquet and the man the garter when tossed will be the next to get married. Traditionally, the unmarried man who catches the garter must place it on the leg of the unmarried woman who catches the bouquet.And another tradition attempting to predict the next wedding is the one about the maid of honor and the best man going off together after the wedding. Marcus played heavily on this one to turn Piper's head.
The rings have been the focus of attention in that if it is dropped before it is placed on the finger, the person who dropped it will be the first of the couple to die.