1. The Groom shouldn’t see his Bride before the Wedding. False! Superstition dictates that the Groom should not see his Bride at all on the wedding day, especially before sharing the wedding vows… all for the silly reason in case he changes his mind. Crazy right!? It’s seriously a bit late to worry about your Groom ditching you at this final stage of the game. Consider first looks. First looks are very special and super exciting. Make sure your photographer catches the awe in our hubby-to-be’s eye when he turns around to see you dressed in elegance as his bride. First looks can also calm the nerves approaching the ceremony. We vote that first looks are incredibly special moments just between the two of you, to frame forever.
2. Do not marry on Friday the 13th of the month or on a Saturday or during the month of May. False! Superstition dictates that Friday the 13th is a day of bad luck and negative omens. Ditch this superstition. The advantage of booking your wedding venue on the 13th is that the 13th date in most venues is the last date to be taken by other Brides. Remember too that booking your wedding during the week on a Friday will sometimes at least half the venue hire fees, when compared to weekend wedding dates. Saturday is also apparently the most unlucky day to marry and Wednesday the luckiest day to marry during the week. This goes against the realism that most weddings are actually on Saturday because of the convenience of being on the weekend, plus we haven’t seen any devastation to any wedding by following superstitions. The superstition of marrying in May is a myth dating back to historical Roman times because the Romans held their festivals for those that have passed away. Hello!? We’re in the 2020’s! Moving along swiftly… choose your wedding date and month to what suits you both (and your guests) best. What we do recommend is checking if there are any sports events or concerts or big events conflicting on your wedding date – we would not want your guests to choose watching the Springboks beat the Kiwi’s rugby match, instead of attending your special wedding day.
3. Do not wear pearls on your Wedding Day. False! Some cultures believe that wearing pearls symbolises tears, sadness and sorrow. Um Hum sorry, ditch this downer on your happy and joyful wedding day. Wear the pretty pearls, which do match absolutely stunningly with most bridal wedding dresses. Pearls are glamorous, elegant and are timeless beauty. Do not let anything dampen your wedding day, let alone a few beautiful pearls.
4. Rain on your Wedding Day. False! Although the wetness may be a slight inconvenience for certain décor aspects or planned outdoors activities, it’s 100% accurate to say that you’ll have no control over the weather on your wedding day. Ditch what you have no control over, and focus on what you could control in case it rains. Instead give attention to taking great photo opportunities with your husband in the rain! Stunning glistening drops make the most gorgeous wedding photos.
5. Don’t drop your wedding rings on your wedding day. False! (But try not to drop the rings anyway). Superstition dictates that if your wedding rings were dropped by mistake on the wedding day, that person would die. Such gobbledygook! But take heed somewhat that if you have a young ringbearer or pageboy, secure your wedding bands to the ring cushion, just to avoid the stress of mistakenly losing the wedding rings if anything else.
Focus on the good and ditch the dark. Superstitions won’t do you any good, but only a few frustrations and worries. Enjoy this super special and blessed forever time of your lives.