Wedding Myths through the years
Most of the wedding myths today came from customs where people think of something done on the wedding day as an omen. Some of the myths are surprising while others are funny. There are people, however who strongly believe in these wedding myths to an extent that if done, they believe their wedding to ruined from the start all the way to their marriage. Let’s take a look at some of these myths:
The groom is not supposed to see the bride on the wedding day
Almost everyone in the world today holds this myth to be true. Most people believe that the groom is not supposed to see the bride in the wedding gown or on the wedding day before she walks down the aisle. If it happens, its seen as a bad omen and the bridesmaids are supposed to prevent this from happening.
In a roman wedding, the bridesmaids wear similar dresses to the bride. The similar dresses act as decoys for the evil spirits that might want to harm the bride or for the suitors she rejected who might want to ruin the wedding for her. For spirits I understand but for suitors, they know who rejected them…but anyway.
The wedding dress
Some people believe the wedding dress should be made only in white. If you marry in a white dress, then you have married right, according to the myths. To others, marrying in blue means you have found your true love while pink means your fortunes are bound to sink. If you marry in red or black it is believed you will wish you never got the idea of marriage in your head.
The wedding rings
Some people believe dropping the wedding rings is a bad omen while others think that by doing so, you shake off the evil spirits. Others believe that the one who drops the wedding rings will be the first to die.
Raining during the wedding
Most people believe that if it rains on your wedding day, you are blessed beyond measure. It is a sign of blessings and cleansing for the couple.
Carrying the bride inside the house
In Medieval Europe, it is believed that the bride is extra vulnerable to evil spirits out of the house. It was therefore tradition for the groom to carry his wife into their new home. In other communities, it is a sign of showing you can handle her and anything she came bound with (weight included).
Crying on the wedding day
To some people, crying during the wedding day means the bride will have a happy marriage since she has shed all the tears before the marriage so she won’t have to shed others in the marriage. This might however work against the bride if she doesn’t have waterproof mascara.
It might look like a thing of beauty to you but in the ancient Greek, it was worn as protection from the evil spirits. Today, it’s a thing of beauty and a way of hiding the bride before the wedding.