Love is truly in the air! With never-ending news about celebrities getting engaged and tying the knot, we can’t help but hear the wedding bells ringing all over town. We’ve been talking nonstop about bridal dresses and dream weddings, but there’s one more discussion in the subject of nuptials that we can’t just so easily brush off. It’s about time we debunk folklore and superstitions that all brides seem to be mystified with. Just a gentle reminder, though: these, like we’ve said, are just myths. So whether you want to make your vows of “I dos” or “I don’ts” based on these beliefs, it’s entirely up to you. Scroll down and decide for yourself.
Myth #1: The bride shouldn’t make her own dress.
According to the superstition, for every stitch of the wedding dress that the bride sews herself, it will be the number of tears she’ll shed during the marriage. It may sound silly especially if you’re like Vera Wang who has what it takes to create your own dream wedding gown. But come to think of it, Vera did head to Splitsville with her husband after 23 years of marriage.
Myth #2: The bride shouldn’t fit her gown before the day of the wedding or it won’t push through.
All brides want to look flawless on the big day, and this has a lot to do with the wedding gown. Every single detail should amount to perfection, which obviously includes the fit. But because of one mindless myth, some brides-to-be tend to not try on their dresses because they’re afraid that the wedding might not push through. So, why not just follow this old superstition to be on the safe side? You just risk looking sloppy at your own wedding anyway. No big deal, right?
Myth #3: There should be something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
They say something old represents continuity, something new is for optimism towards the future, something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness, and something blue indicates purity, love, and fidelity. Well, it seems that even Blair Waldorf agrees, so who are we to dare defy Queen B?
Myth #4: The bride shouldn’t wear pearls on the day of the wedding because it signifies tears.
Lucky for you if you agree that diamonds are a girl’s best friend because otherwise you might have a problem heeding this advice. According to a superstition, wearing pearls is a bad omen and would only lead to a tear-filled marriage. But if you still insist on wearing them on your wedding day, then let’s just hope that the myth refers to tears of joy, shall we?
Myth #5: The bride should be mindful of the color of her dress.
It’s funny how people can come up with silly beliefs based on poetry and all things that rhyme. As the saying goes, “Married in white, you have chosen right; Married in blue, your lover is true; Married in pink, your fortunes will sink; Married in green, you will not long be seen; Married in red, you’ll wish you were dead; Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow; Married in brown, you’ll live out of town; Married in grey, you’ll live far away; Married in black, you’ll wish you were back.” Sorry to disappoint, but we're guessing that means the bride can’t even base her wedding dress on her favorite color now.
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