A recent conversation with one of my clients yielded the response, “I couldn’t put her in the wedding because she is married“…I immediately ducked because I thought the flying dragon in the room was going to knock me over with his mystical tail. Myth I said! Total myth, fallacy, superstition, old wives tale whatever you want to call it.
She was still of the belief that if you have a married woman in the bridal party, it will bring bad luck upon your wedding and marriage. Needless to say I enlightened her with the notion that her bridesmaids should consist of people that loves her and are willing to stand up for her throughout life and the exchange of her vows (the short abridged version) no matter the marital status. Naturally, this conversation led me to ponder other “old wives tales” like:
You should never wear black to a wedding
It is soooo okay for you to wear a black dress to a wedding. Thank goodness a little black dress no longer ONLY signifies death or doom. A tasteful black dress can be sleek, sexy and elegant especially for evening affairs.
A Crying Bride
If you cry on your wedding day then you will not have any tears left for the marriage. This is obviously why waterproof mascara was invented.
Rain on your Wedding Day
This one is two fold. On one end it states that you will have a marriage in which you shed many tears. On the other hand rain means good luck. Rain on your wedding day means it is raining on your wedding day. There is no proof of anything otherwise (even though I tend to favor the good luck version).
The lady that catches the bouquet in the bouquet toss will be the first person to get married. Or the lady that catches the bouquet will marry the fella that catches the garter. No need to elaborate on this one rightYou can only wear a white gown if you are, ehm “pure”.HA! (pause for laughter). If you want to wear white, wear white. What is most important in choosing your dress is not your ehm “status”. What should be the deciding factor is picking a dress in the color that compliments you and is complimentary to your wedding location and style.