Once a couple gets engaged and begins planning their Raleigh wedding, there’s a good chance that tips and advice from both friends and strangers will start pouring in. There are several traditions and superstitions around a couple’s wedding day that people believe will either bring good or bad luck to their future together. The Sutherland wedding venue Raleigh is here to unveil the history of a few well-known wedding day superstitions for you to decide your stance on them.
Some will say that it is bad luck to see your partner on your wedding day before the actual ceremony. Historically, when marriages were arranged, the bride and groom weren’t allowed to see or meet each other at all until they were at the altar. Parents feared that if the couple met each other before marrying, the groom wouldn’t find the bride attractive and would decide to call off the wedding. This is also why the bride would wear her veil down the aisle, and wouldn’t remove it until it was time to say her vows. Nowadays, some couples choose to wait to see each other at the altar, while others decide to do a “first look” before the ceremony begins.
While some will say that rain on your wedding day is a bad omen for your future together as a couple, or that the rain actually symbolizes the number of tears that the bride will cry during her marriage. Others believe that wedding-day rain represents fertility, cleansing of the past, and unity. We’re with Luke Bryan on this one… “Rain makes corn, corn makes Whiskey. Whiskey makes my baby...” well, you know the rest!
Everyone has heard this saying before, but did you know that originally, it ended with “And a silver sixpence in her shoe”? The first four in the rhyme are symbols to represent a happy marriage, new union, a special token of love, and fidelity. However, the last line relates back to the belief that keeping a penny in one of the bride’s shoes is a token of good luck that will promise a life of good fortune. If you are a superstitious bride, you might want to opt for wearing a close-toed shoe during your Raleigh wedding so that you don’t lose your lucky sixpence!
It’s a classic gesture for the groom to carry his bride into their home after the wedding. But what we thought was just romance and chivalry, is actually prevention of bad luck! Story has it that, if a bride trips over the threshold into their new home, it will bring bad luck upon the marriage. Therefore, the groom has been trusted to carry the bride to avoid this mishap.
Now that you have a better understanding of a few well-known wedding day superstitions, you and your partner can decide your stance on each of them. The Sutherland wedding venue Raleigh is one of the only local venues offering special event coordination and direction included in your package. We provide pre-planning consultations from the time you book your date, all the way up to the day of your event. Contact us today for more information or to book your Raleigh wedding on the beautiful grounds at The Sutherland!