10 + 1 Wedding Superstitions

Finally, the day that you have been dreaming of ever since a little girl has arrived, so avoiding any uninvited ‘bad luck’ is definitely at the forefront of the priority list.

Though superstitions may not be welcomed by many, when it comes to the day of the wedding, brides will do anything to avoid any mishaps.

Some may say a black cat crossing your path just means the animal wants to get somewhere! Others perceive it with a deeper, darker meaning. So here goes. Believe as you wish.

Superstition #1: Incy wincy spider! A spider found in the brides wedding dress is meant to be good luck. We would rather get our luck from somewhere else thank you!

Superstition #2: Saturday is the most unlucky day to wed! This is one we don’t want to think about, seeing that Saturday is the most popular day of the week to tie-the-knot.

Superstition #3: Rain, rain, go away! Rain is actually perceived as good luck on your wedding day. Though, this won’t be a problem for your wedding in sunny Cyprus! So let’s forget the frizzy hair and move on to Superstition #4.

Superstition #4: The Greeks believe that the bride should keep a sugar cube in her glove; the sugar will sweeten your union.




Superstition #5: They say your last names shouldn’t start with the same letter. As per the rhyme, ‘To change the name and not the letter/Is to change for the worst and not the better’.




Superstition #6: Now this one is for the ladies, one we can easily take care of. If you want to have the upper hand in your marriage, you should be the one making the first purchase. Not a problem!




Superstition #7:  To overcome bad omens the bride should carry salt in her pocket. Bring on the salt!


Superstition #8: An Egyptian tradition is that women pinch the bride on her big day! Ouch!


Superstition #9: If the younger of two sisters marries first, the older sister must dance barefoot at the wedding or risk never landing a husband.


Superstition #10: It is supposed to be good luck for the bride to cry on her wedding day, symbolising that she has shed all her tears and will not have any to shed during her marriage. Cry away ladies! Cry away!




Superstition #11: Oh, and just for the record; it’s bad luck to sleep with the best man before the wedding; or after; or ever!