7 More Wedding Superstitions You’ve NEVER Heard Of

When it comes to getting hitched, there are a number of old wives’ tales, superstitions, and legends. And while no harm will come to you—or your marriage—if you don’t heed them, it’s pretty fun to learn about some of the crazy-to-us things that people in days of yore did to ward off bad luck and bring on the good.

Here are 7 wedding superstitions you’ve likely never heard of. (And a few more, here!)


Wedding Superstitions You've NEVER Heard Of
Photo by Bryan Schneider 

1. Being afraid of spiders is totally normal. However, an old English legend says that if you happen to find a spider in your wedding dress, this little critter is an omen of good luck.

2. Another English tradition singles out Wednesday as the “best day” to tie the knot. Which is unfortunate because we don’t hear about to many hump day fetes.

3. Tempted to get your new monogram sewn into your hand towels or new wallet? Resist the urge! Superstition says that you’ll be teasing fate by even writing out your new name or initiations before the wedding.

4. Not yet affianced? Steal a slice of the groom’s cake. At the next wedding you attend, take a slice and sleep with it under your pillow. According to an old legend, and you’ll dream of your future husband that night. (Definitely not the most practical thing to do…)

5. Apparently, you shouldn’t marry someone whose last name starts with the same letter as yours, according to this olden rhyme: “To change the name and not the letter/Is to change for the worst and not the better.”

6. An Italian tradition invites newlyweds to smash glass objects at their wedding—the more pieces you break, the more years you’ll be happily married. (We’re pretty sure that your rental company—or venue—will not be down with this.)

7. Think that putting cat food in one of your shoes is a sign that you’ve officially gone bonkers? Not so—superstition says that if you having a cat dine from your left shoe a week before the big day will bring you good luck. Maybe use dry food only…

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