Here are some wedding superstitions and traditions you may never have heard of.
1.The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
2. Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove — according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
3. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition!
4. Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.
5. In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.
6. In Korea, brides don bright hues of red and yellow to take their vows.
7. In Egypt, the bride’s family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding, so the couple can…relax.
8. . Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve are the two busiest “marriage” days in Las Vegas — elopement central!
9. . In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase “tying the knot”).
10. In South Africa, the parents of both bride and groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlyweds’ hearth.
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