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11 July 2014

Avoid Saturdays, welcome spiders and shed tears on your wedding day! The secrets to a happy marriage

There's a myth for practically everything and weddings are no different, whether you choose to believe them or take them with a pinch of salt is totally up to you but if the thought of finding a spider inside your wedding dress moments before the ceremony scares you it's probably best to avoid number eight!

  1. Does your bride/groom-to-be have a last name that begins with the same letter as your last name? Run. Seriously, it's considered bad luck to such an extent that there's even a rhyme for it - "To change the name and not the letter/Is to change for the worst and not the better."
     
  2. Another rhyme warns of getting married in May - "Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day." Personally we love a May wedding!
     
  3. While brides in China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam traditionally get married in red it's supposedly very bad luck and so you won't be surprised to know this myth also has a rhyme "Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead."
     
  4. Whatever you do, don't drop your wedding ring, because if you do you'll die (because not dropping your ring obviously guarantees immortality).
     
  5. How about instead of letting guests through confetti at you, you encourage them to throw their shoes instead? In Tudor times guests would throw shoes at newlyweds for good luck.
     
  6. If you don't own a cat you should probably get one before your big day, or at least borrow a cat and have her/him eat out of your left wedding shoe one week before the wedding, for good luck obviously.
     
  7. If you're planning on tailoring your own dress stop right there. Superstition has it that for every stitch a bride sews she'll cry a tear during her marriage.
     
  8. Finding a spider in your wedding dress may cause you to freeze/scream/faint but it's actually amazingly good luck according to English legend.
     
  9. On the list of things you want to do on your wedding day crying perhaps doesn't make the cut, well it should as it's supposed to be good luck for the bride to cry on her big day. So watching Titanic before you leave for the ceremony is most definitely something you should do.
     
  10. If you're still deciding on a day then allow this rhyme to clear things up for you "Monday for health / Tuesday for wealth / Wednesday's the best of all / Thursday brings crosses / And Friday losses / But Saturday's no luck at all." One thing I will concede about this myth is that by avoiding Saturday you'll cut costs by avoiding the most popular wedding day of the week.


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