7 Luckiest Wedding Traditions from Around the World

What actually brings in success is sometimes a mixture of both hard work and luck. Most of the people don’t believe in luck, but we are sure that there would be at least one incident in your life where you felt lucky and amazed of how Lady Luck smiled on you and thought about what brought in that luck? 

Even in a marriage, a little luck or luck bringing tradition is required to make it successful. In this blog we are going to discuss about the various lucks that can work wonders for your marriage.

You may want to make use of these traditions into your wedding day to increase your chances of a lifetime of love and happiness—because even the most loving couple can sure use a little luck.

Rain on a wedding day is considered lucky in India

Indian weddings are colorful, joyous, and as lucky as the guests can make them. A little bit of luck may fall on every couple, but in India, when it rains, it pours. “According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is good luck,”. “In India, brides are painted with elaborate henna designs. The darker the ink, the more luck she’ll have,” Chertoff adds. Guests at Indian weddings leave nothing to chance. Rain or shine, if they throw fragrant rose petals and other flowers at the betrothed couple, the twosome are bound to have the best of luck, for their entire lifetime together.

 

Everyone wants a piece in Spain

In Spain, good luck on your wedding day can spill over to your best friends. “The groom’s tie is cut into pieces, and auctioned off to his friends. It brings good luck to everyone who gets a piece. At many Spanish weddings, they do the same with the bride’s garter,” Chertoff explains.

 

Getting married in Egypt leaves a mark

Egypt is the birthplace of legalizing unions, now known as marriages, between two people, but thankfully, one Egyptian wedding custom did not spread around the globe. In Egypt, brides are routinely pinched by every single female wedding guests attending the ceremony. Good times!

 

Vietnamese brides see red

No white weddings here! The color red, which symbolizes good luck, is the color of choice for attire, and décor, at most Vietnamese weddings. Leaving nothing to chance, the groom’s family will even travel to the bride’s parental home, bearing wine, fruit, and cake, wrapped in red paper and presented on red platters.

English brides weave a web

In England, if you have arachnophobia, you may have to choose between an unlucky marriage and the single life. Good luck here is measured in itsy bitsy you-know-whats. If you find a spider crawling somewhere on the bride’s dress, the couple is sure to have good luck. This custom makes you definitely want to avoid inviting pranksters to the wedding!

 

Italian brides get sweet treats

Many traditional (or superstitious) Italian brides follow an ancient, pre-wedding ritual, for good wedding luck and fertility. The night before the wedding, the bride wears a green dress. She does not see her groom until the next morning, choosing instead to spend these hours with her parents, or other family members. Italian newlyweds also bestow small gifts to all of their guests, for added wedding luck. These are called confetti bomboniera, and are usually sugar-coated almonds in a little purse. Each purse contains an odd number of almonds (seven, or nine). If a purse accidentally holds an even number, the good luck becomes diminished.

 

Irish brides are all about horseshoes

As famed as the luck of the Irish may be, savvy brides and grooms in the Emerald Isle leave nothing to chance, when it comes to wedding luck. “In Ireland, brides incorporate a small horseshoe into their ensemble for good luck. You may find it pinned to her wedding dress or added to her bouquet,”.  No matter how wild the party may get, Irish brides always remember which end is up. “The ‘U’ shape must always face upwards. That way, she keeps all the luck in,”.

 

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