We’ve rounded up our favorite wedding day superstitions! Did we miss one that you enjoy taking part in? Let us know in the comments!
“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
We have all heard of this superstition but what does it mean? Wearing “something old” represents the bride’s past, while the “something new” symbolizes the couple’s happy future. The bride is supposed to get her “something borrowed” from someone who is happily married – in hopes that the good fortune of their marriage will carry over to the newlyweds, too. “Something blue” symbolizes fidelity and love.
Speaking of which… we love it when a bride gets creative on her something blue. Blue shoes are always so fun!
Seeing Each Other Before The Wedding
This superstition dates back to the time of arranged marriages when people believed that if the couple saw each other before the ceremony, it would give them a chance to change their minds about the wedding. 😉 Without that pressure, many couples are choosing to do “first looks” these days. Which do you prefer – see your significant other before the main event or wait until you walk down the aisle?
Burying the Bourbon
According to Southern folklore, if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married it won’t rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full, and it must be buried upside down to ensure maximum weather persuasion. This is a fun one because it gets your groom involved. 🥃
There are so many superstitions and traditions you can enjoy making a fun part of your wedding day! We love seeing what our couples choose to do or not to do. Your wedding day should be all about you and your personality. Newly engaged? Come take a tour of the beautiful Historic Wakefield Barn. We’d love to hear which superstitions are your favorite!