Numerous ordinary activities have minor superstitions attached to them, but nowadays the average person travels through life unaware of these folk beliefs. That is, until somebody gets married.




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Wedding cake superstitions and traditions.


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Wedding dress superstitions and lore.


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Numerous superstitions about the journey to the church.


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Wedding ring superstitions.


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Superstitions and cautions about choosing the wedding date and time.


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Wedding veil superstitions.


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An explanation of the custom of barring the newlyweds’ way.


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Wedding bell lore and superstitions.


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The significance of confetti (and rice) explained.


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Bridal garter traditions.


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The bridal bouquet, plus other “next to marry” divinations.


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A collection of superstitions and lore concerning shoes and weddings.


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Smock weddings — a way to escape debts?


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Why the bride is carried over the threshold.


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Superstitions and lore about bridesmaids.


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About the custom of the groom’s not seeing the bride prior to the ceremony.


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Assorted wedding superstitions.


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Under a law known as the droit du seigneur, medieval noblemen had the right to spend the first night with newly-wedded brides.

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Custom allows marriage-minded gals to propose to their boyfriends on February 29.*

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