Whilst you hope everything will go smoothly on your wedding day, if you believe in luck, you might want to ensure you receive a little extra on the big day itself. Here are some traditions from around the world that are thought to increase the chances of having a successful and happy marriage:
In China, luck stems from the date chosen for the wedding. Picking the wrong date is a recipe for future disaster! When couples decide on a date, they do so only after having consulted with a monk, a calendar or a fortune teller. The date must be auspicious for the couple. Make sure the best date is available at your chosen venue. For a Barn Wedding Venue Kent, go to theploughatleigh.com/barn-wedding-venue-kent
Make it Rain
Hindu tradition states that when rain falls on a wedding day, it is a strong sign of good luck. Weddings in India are infamous for being bright and joyful occasions whether it rains or not. Leaving nothing to chance though, guests also throw flowers and rose petals at the happy couple to bring them a lifetime of good luck.
The Iconic Horseshoe
Despite a reputation for an abundance of luck, Irish brides take no chances and include a little horseshoe in their wedding outfit. It can be in the clothing or on the bouquet. As long as the horseshoe remains with the U shape facing up, she’ll stay lucky.
English brides look for strange things to supply their luck. If a bride finds a spider crawling on her wedding dress, the couple are set for a life of success and bountiful luck. Although it probably won’t feel like it at the time!