. . . superstitions and sayings of unknown origin
It is considered good luck for a bride to meet a lamb, a dove, a spider, a police officer, a clergyman, a doctor, a blind man or a black cat on her way to her wedding ceremony.
For good luck, the groom should give a coin to the first person he sees on his way to the church.
If the bride or a child cries during the wedding service it is considered lucky.
Dating back to Victorian times . . . seeing a chimney sweep on the way from the church will bring good luck.
During the Middle Ages, some Jewish weddings were even held in cemeteries, since it was believed the life-affirming act of marriage could halt plagues.
It is considered a bad luck for a bride to meet a pig or pass a funeral on the way to her wedding ceremony.
For country brides, cock crowing after dawn of the wedding day is a bad omen.
Pins are considered unlucky, so the cautious bride should throw every pin away, when removing her gown and veil.
It is bad luck for the groom to see his bride's wedding gown before the wedding day and It will bring more bad luck if he looks at the gown as she walks down the aisle.
CHOOSING AN AUSPICIOUS WEDDING GOWN COLOR
Married in white,
You have chosen a right.
Married in blue,
Your lover is true.
Married in pink,
Your fortunes will sink.
Married in green,
You will not long be seen.
Married in yellow,
Ashamed of the fellow.
Married in brown,
You'll live out of town.
Married in grey,
You'll live far away.
Married in black,
You'll wish you were back.
CHOOSING AN AUSPICIOUS WEDDING DATE
Married when the year is new,
He'll be loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate
You wed nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow
Joy and sorrow both you'll know.
Marry in April when you can
Joy for maiden and the man.
Marry in the month of May
And you'll surely rue the day.
Marry when the June roses grow
Over land and sea you'll go.
Those who in July do wed
Must labour for their daily bread.
Whoever wed in August be,
Many a change is sure to see.
Marry in September's shine,
Your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry
Love will come, but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November
Only joys will come, remember
When December's snows fall fast,
Marry and true love will last.
and very good tempered.
And a tender mother.
Somewhat given to quarreling.
But a trifle quick-tempered.
And practical as well.
And much liked.
Loving but jealous.
But sometimes cold.
Entertaining but extravagant.
MORE ABOUT LUCKY & UNLUCKY WEDDING DATES
Married in January's roar and rime,
Widowed you'll be before your prime.
Married in February's sleepy weather,
Life you'll tread in time together.
Married when March winds shrill and roar,
Your home will lie on a distant shore.
Married 'neath April's changeful skies,
A checkered path before you lies.
Married when bees o'er May blossoms flit,
Strangers around your board will sit.
Married in month of roses June,
Life will be one long honeymoon.
Married in July with flowers ablaze,
Bitter-sweet memories in after days.
Married in August's heat and drowse,
Lover and friend in your chosen spouse.
Married in September's golden glow,
Smooth and serene your life will go.
Married when leaves in October thin,
Toil and hardships for you begin.
Married in veils of November mist,
Fortune your wedding ring has kissed.
Married in days of December's cheer,
Love's star shines brighter from year to year.
CHOOSING AN AUSPICIOUS WEDDING DAY
Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday's the best of all.
Thursday brings crosses,
And Friday losses,
But Saturday - no luck at all.
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