The most important decisions in life A lot of wedding traditions go back to folklore and used to protect marrying couples against bad luck and evil spirits. In the years of different wars people always found reasons for holydays, lucky days & celebrations. For example such moments, which are very essential in peoples lives, are weddings.
Day for a wedding: Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all.
Another pagan rhyme tells us which time of year to marry… 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 for Man. Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day. Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you'll go. Those who in July do wed must labor for their daily bread. Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see Marry in September's shrine, 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 snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.
A wedding dress A wedding dress Anne of Brittany started the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress in This color was always associated with 'joy'. During the war it was very difficult to buy new clothes in Britain, especially wedding dresses.
The color of the brides dress was described in another rhyme Married in White, you have chosen right, Married in Grey, you will go far away, Married in Black, you will wish yourself back, Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Blue, you will always be true, Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Brown, you will live in the town, Married in Pink, you spirit will sink.
An altogether different matter: Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, And a silver sixpence in your shoe.
"Something old" Its normally an old garter or a piece of antique family jewelry. "Something new" Represents the new life & the hope for success and good fortune. "Something borrowed" The borrowed object might be something such as a lace handkerchief. The borrowed object might be something such as a lace handkerchief. "Something blue" A blue ribbon in a bride's hair symbolize fidelity. And a silver sixpence is considered as a lucky charm.
Lucky omens - to see a rainbow - to see a rainbow - to have the sunshine on your back - to have the sunshine on your back - to have a cat cross your path - to have a cat cross your path - to be greeted by a chimney sweep - to be greeted by a chimney sweep
'Bad Omens' - to see a pig, hare or lizard running across the road - to see an open grave - to see Monks or Nuns means barrenness and a life dependent on charity
Meaning of flowers 'color' Apple blossom - good fortune Aster - symbol of love Bluebells - everlasting love Blue Violets - faithfulness Carnation White - honesty Daisies White - loyalty Forget-me-nots - true love Gardenias - joy Iris - wisdom Ivy - fidelity Lilies - purity Lily of the Valley - happiness Orange blossoms – fertility Orchids - beauty Red Rose - passion
Wedding cakes Cakes have been associated with weddings throughout history. In Britain early cakes were flat and round and contained fruit and nuts, which symbolize fertility. Now wedding cakes have three tiers and more. The guest who found the ring in the piece of cake would be ensured happiness for the next year. The guest who found the ring in the piece of cake would be ensured happiness for the next year.
The couple makes the first cut together to symbolize their shared future.