Tips & Ideas

Tips & Ideas

Your marriage will be a happy one if…

You feed a cat out of one of your shoes just before you are married

A cat sneezes in front of your bride (or you, if you are the bride) on the day before you are married

Either of you dreams about your wedding day

You marry in June, since “married in the month of June, life will be one honeymoon”

Your wedding ceremony lasts between half an hour and an hour (the rising hand of the clock denotes rising fortune)

You are married in the afternoon

You are married on a beautiful day (rainy weather forecasts a stormy marriage)

A ray of sunshine falls on you as you leave the church

It snows on the day of your wedding

You see a lamb or a dove on the way to the church

A flock of white birds flies directly over you on your way to the wedding ceremony

You carry bread in your pocket and throw it away (represents you throwing away your troubles) or give it to someone who is hungry (forecasting good fortune during your marriage, because of your generosity) on your wedding day

A spider is found crawling on the bride’s wedding dress before the two of you are married

The bride wears earrings during the marriage ceremony

The bride has her hair done, her veil put on, by a happily married woman just before the wedding

A new dime is put in the bride’s left shoe just before she walks down the aisle

Orange blossoms are used in your wedding decorations (they bring good fortune, since – according to ancient custom – they represent innocence, purity, lasting love, and fertility)

You carry a pinch of salt to the church (it will chase away evil spirits)

The bridesgroom carries a horseshoe in his pocket during the wedding (a miniature one will do) 

The bride cries on her wedding day (it means she has cried all her tears away)

You both step into, and leave, the church with your right foot first