Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Superstitions Surrounding Wedding Dresses

I am sure you will agree that your wedding gown is likely to be one of the most important dresses you wear in your lifetime. Throughout the years gone by there are several wedding dress superstitions that have come about therefore if you're a bride to be who refuses to stand on the cracks in the pavement or wouldn't dream of getting married on the 13th day of a month then this article is for you!

It is well-known to many that it is considered unlucky to permit your future husband to see you in your wedding gown at any point before the ceremony, you may be surprised to know that some brides do choose their future husband as their wedding dress shopping partner! I suppose he will be honest and tell you what you look good in though! Other superstitions include the bride being advised never to help with the making of her wedding dress or else for each stitch she sews will in fact be how many tears she cries during the course of her marriage. Many also believe that the final stitch of the wedding gown should not be done until she is about to walk down the aisle. There are some brides that even have a couple of hairs sewn into the gown in order to bring them good luck?!?!

Anyone have a fear of those eight legged creepy crawlies? Don't be if you happen to discover a spider tucked inside your wedding gown, it is believed to bring wealth. If you own a cat then persuading your furry feline to eat out of your left shoe for one week before the wedding will apparently bless your married life. It is deemed unlucky should you wear your complete wedding outfit with all your accessories before your wedding day. This is also the case should the bride see her full reflection in only one mirror on their wedding day.

Originating in the 16th century choosing to get married in white was something that was started by Queen Victoria. She opted to wear white on her special day rather than the royal traditional colour of silver as there was some lace that was given to her that she wanted to be incorporated into her wedding gown. Before the craze for white, and paler shades like ivory and cream, brides years ago just chose their best dress. The colour being a personal preference to the individual. There was also the belief that by wearing white it would ward off witches and evil spirits and was a reflection of purity and joy. Unless you are of an Irish origin the colour green is considered to be unlucky. In the past a green gown was believed to imply promiscuity.

With regards to the variety of fabrics then a silk wedding gown is looked upon to be the best choice for good luck, with satin considered to be unlucky.Velvet is believed to be connected to a lifetime of poverty. Any patterns in the fabric of the wedding gown is thought to be unlucky, particularly if the pattern happens to feature birds or vines.

"Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue" was originated in the Victorian era. Traditionally it was a happily married woman's garter as the old, the something new to signify the beginning of a new future together, the borrowed would usually be an item from the bride's side of the family and the blue from an ancient tradition that once a bride would wear blue ribbons in her hair to show to represent her fidelity.

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