For most men, the act of getting married takes a giant leap of faith that everything is going to turn out for the better. Compounding the 'cold feet' that lots of men experience before the big day is the seemingly never-ending list of wedding superstitions. So many of these 'old wives tales' foretell a negative outcome for your marriage, it's enough to make you take an extra swing out of your personalized flask! Even if you pride yourself on rational thought and consider all of this mumbo-jumbo, it's probably a good idea to heed these superstitions just in case!
It is bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other on the day of the wedding up until the ceremony starts. This idea harks back to the era of arranged marriages where parents would be nervous that the couple might bolt once they got a good look at each other!
The mere sight of a pig or a hare in general or a lizard running across the road will bring bad luck to your marriage. Stay away from zoos, farms and desert landscapes as a preventative measure!
If the groom drops the wedding ring on the ground during the ceremony, matrimonial happiness is doomed. Probably a good idea to keep the ring with the best man or ring bearer until the last minute. Then, when it's time to receive the ring and slip it on the brides finger, you might want to think about coating your fingers with an adhesive spray if you think you'll be extra jittery.
Whichever newlywed goes to sleep first on the wedding night will be the first to die. If you canÍt bear the thought of seeing her go first and have the luxury of a chauffeured get-away car, just catch a short nap on the way to the honeymoon.
Don't get the bride a pearl engagement ring; many believe that the bauble will bring bad luck because the stone is similar in shape to a tear drop. Diamonds are a girl's best friend!But don't worry too much about these superstitions and old wives tales, many a groom has ignored them out of ignorance or disbelief with no ill effect on the relationship. But we do have one wedding detail you should be worrying about, if you haven't already done so _ groomsmen gifts! It is tradition for the groom to present his male wedding attendants with either groomsmen or best man gifts as a way to show appreciation for the friendship and support. Classic choices include personalized flasks and engraved pocket knives, but don't be afraid to address the personality of each guy and present them with unique groomsmen gifts.