There are a lot of traditions and superstitions when it comes to a wedding. Whether you are an avid believer or think they are totally crazy, here are a few examples of things to do or look out for to make sure your wedding and your marriage is filled with as much luck as possible.
“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
We’ve all heard this expression but may not know exactly what it means. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, “Wearing “something old” represents the bride’s past, while the “something new” symbolizes the couple’s happy future. The bride is supposed to get her “something borrowed” from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person’s good fortune rubs off on her. “Something blue” denotes fidelity and love”. When you are planning your wedding at The Coronado, Butler’s Pantry Design Studio can help you incorporate some of these items into your flowers or design elements. Whether it’s bringing the color blue into your centerpieces or attaching your “something old” to your bridal bouquet, BPDS will make sure that everything is perfect!
Irish tradition states that bells are to be rung at weddings to keep evil spirits away and to guarantee a successful family life. There are many ways to incorporate bells into your wedding. One of the most common ways is to have the church bells ring as you exit your ceremony. However, many people don’t get married in a church. If this is case for your wedding, don’t worry – you can always add bells to other aspects of your ceremony or reception. For example, Butler’s Pantry Design Studio could always add a few small bells to the bridal bouquet, attached to the centerpieces, or hanging from a ribbon wall or a head table pergola. Some Irish brides even carry small bells in their bouquets as a reminder of their sacred wedding vows, and they are a common gift for newlyweds.
The Sugar Cube
In Greek culture, it is said that placing a sugar cube on/near the bride will sweeten the marriage. Some ways to this would be to place a sugar cube in your purse, or have a few cubes displayed at your seat at the head table, or to tie a few cubes to your bouquet. Butler’s Pantry Design Studio would love to come up with some creative ways to incorporate sugar cubes on your big day!
So, whether you want to incorporate every superstition and tradition into your wedding, or just have a small bit of one, The Coronado and Butler’s Pantry Design Studio will make sure to keep luck on your side on your wedding day.
Written by Caroline Behan