Wedding Superstitions: Yay or Nay?


We came up with our own little superstition. You must give your fiancé a pair of very warm socks the morning of the wedding to ensure that he doesn’t get cold feet!


Yay or Nay?

I had fun with it on my wedding day! Can we keep my tradition going??

Roses are traditionally a popular wedding floral because they symbolize love. And unfortunately, the beautiful Peonies that are oh so popular (and stunning!) represent shame!

Yay or Nay?

We love a peony bouquet so we’re throwing this one out the window!



Did you know that it is said to be bad luck if your last names start with the same letter?
“To change the name and not the letter, is to change for the worst and not the better.”
Do any of you have last names that start with the same letter? I wonder what the luck is like if both have the same last name to start! Hmmm...

Yay or Nay?

We believe in one true love so if you find that one and their last name starts with the same letter as yours, we think you should dump the superstition and follow your heart!


The color of your wedding dress is said to bring you either good or back luck!

  “Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead”
“Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow”
“Married in Green, ashamed to be seen”
“Married in Pink, your spirit will sink”
“Married in Grey, you will go far away”
“Married in Black, you will wish yourself back”

So choose that dress colors wisely!

Yay or Nay?

We absolutely love the traditional white wedding gown but in other cultures, colors are a large part of the wedding day and are absolutely stunning! So I think we can do away with the rhyme and choose a dress we feel beautiful in :)

“Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely ruin the day.”

Just because it’s the fifth month of the year, means you’ll have a bad wedding day? Seems a little iffy if you ask me!

Yay or Nay?

We love May weddings, at least here in Southern California! So I think we can pass on this one. Any brides out there getting married in May?

English folklore says that finding a spider on your wedding gown brings good luck to you in your marriage!

I think most of us will need to throw our dress into the woods the night before the wedding in order to make sure this one happens!

Yay or Nay?

We are not the biggest fan of spiders so I think we can pass on this one!

Dating back to arranged marriages, it is said to be unlucky to see your soon-to-be husband or wife before the ceremony. People believed that in an arranged marriage, seeing each other beforehand would give them a chance to make a decision to back out before the wedding. Eek!

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While I did keep this tradition when I got married, we encourage doing a “first look” so you can get most of your photos out of the way before the wedding even starts! Not only does it make for great reaction shots and a time to be alone together through all of the craziness of the day, but allows you to join the party sooner after your ceremony. I’ll say yes to that!

Getting knives as a wedding gift symbolizes a broken relationship and bad luck in a marriage. If you have them on your registry, then the only way to prevent the bad luck from coming your way is to give the gifter a penny – that way it’s a purchase and not a gift!

Yay or Nay?

Click here to What is better than a nice set of knives? In my eyes, not much! We think that a knife set is a great gift to add to your registry!



In English tradition, Wednesday is considered to be the luckiest day to host a wedding. But there’s more! Monday weddings will bring you wealth, and Tuesday weddings with bring you health! And the funniest part? Saturday is considered to be the most unlucky day to host a wedding – strange that Saturday is now the most

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Getting married on a weekday, saving a lot of money because of it, AND getting good health and wealth luck...where can I sign up?


A bride crying on her wedding day is supposed to be good luck! It symbolizes the last shed of tears as she begins a marriage with no tears.

Yay or Nay?

We wouldn’t want you to ruin your makeup so just make sure you get those tears of joy out of the way before you get your makeup done. Or wear some waterproof mascara :) We think this one can be tossed because no matter what, there are going to be ups and downs in every marriage and that is a way to learn and strengthen your relationship!

For those of you who have mentioned that you are nervous about rain on your wedding day, I’m sure everyone and their mother has told you that rain is good luck! But why? In some cultures, rain symbolizes fertility and cleansing.

The pastor at my church back home once told us a beautiful story of a couple he was marrying. As the ceremony began to start and the rain began to come down, he took his sermon in a different direction. To make a long story short, he began talking about a knot. When a knot is tied with rope, it is stronger when soaked in water than when it is dry. And that downpour was symbolizing the strength of their knot from that day forward. Just a beautiful story that I wanted to share :)

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Unfortunately, we cannot control the rain so whether or not you want rain on your wedding day is not up to you! But rain or shine, your wedding day is going to symbolize your beautiful future together.

The wedding ring is worn on the 4th finger on your left hand because it was once thought that that finger was the only one that had a vein that ran directly to the heart.

Yay or Nay?

We think this is a great tradition that has been and should be kept for years to come! Switching it up would just be strange, don’t you think?

We hear this saying time and time again. And for some reason, we all just know that we need to have these items on our wedding day. But have you ever figured out where this saying comes from?

Something Old: This represents the bride's past.
Something New: This represents the couple's future.
Something Borrowed: This item is supposed to come from someone who is happily married so that this fortune will rub off onto her as she becomes a wife!
Something Blue: The blue represents love and faithfulness in her marriage.

Yay or Nay?

We think that this is a beautiful tradition that should be kept and used for all brides! It is a wonderful symbolism of the true meaning of the wedding day and we believe every bride should be true to that.

We hear them time and time again throughout the planning of our weddings and the planning of our marriages.

How can I make sure my wedding day and marriage are successful? How do I ensure that no bad vibes are sent my way?

Wedding superstitions are such a fun and exciting part of planning a wedding. And while some are very well known and still observed today, there are others that seem a bit crazy. And that is why we are beyond excited for this week's series!

Each day of this week, we are going to be telling you about two wedding traditions and superstitions and whether we think they should be kept or stomped on. And we want to hear what you think!

So don't forget to check back each day this week (Tuesday through Sunday) for a total of 12 superstitions to make sure you aren't inviting those bad vibes into your weddings day!