Wedding Customs
Traditions And Superstions
Love And Marriage

The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Customs Traditions And Superstions
The Colors of the Wedding Dress

Marry in white, you've chosen him right.
A white wedding gown is the symbol for virginity and purity.
Marry in blue, your love will be true.
Marry in pearl, you'll live in a whirl.
Marry in brown, you'll live out of town.
Marry in red, you'd be better off dead.
Marry in yellow, you're in love with the fellow.
Marry in green, you love being seen.
Marry in pink, your family will link.

The Language of Flowers

These things are considered bad luck for the bride:
The bride should not make her own wedding gown, and the groom must not see her in her wedding gown before the wedding and only when she arrives at the wedding ceremony.

Brides, never lend your wedding gown, or else all your good luck will go to the bride you lent it to.

Brides, should you find a spider in your wedding gown, don't freak out, because it only means your marriage will be full of good luck!

Brides, take special care of your wedding gown, because according to superstitions, if you rip your gown, it will bring death.

Brides, never wear a green dress unless you'r Irish.

Pearls are lovely, but not as an assesory for your wedding gown, because pearls are considered to bring nothing but bad luck to your marriage.

Oh, and don't forget to cry like crazy on your wedding day, because you'll never shed a tear again.

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Customs Traditions And Superstions
Wedding Day and Month

Wedding Customs Traditions and Superstions

Marry in January when the year is new,
He'll be loving, kind and true.

When February birds do mate
You wed nor dread your fate.

If you wed when March winds blow
Joy and sorrow both you'll know.

Marry in April when you can
Joy for maiden and the man.

Marry in the month of May
And you'll surely rue the day.

Marry when the June roses grow
Over land and sea you'll go.

Those who in July do wed
Must labour for their daily bread.

Whoever wed in August be,
Many a change is sure to see.

Marry in September's shine,
Your living will be rich and fine.

If in October you do marry
Love will come, but riches tarry.

If you wed in bleak November
Only joys will come, remember

When December's snows fall fast,
Marry and true love will last.
- Ellye Howell Glover

Future bridegrooms, be sure to arrive at the chapel before your bride to be. This insures you'll both be happily married forever.

The Language of Flowers


Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday best of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
Saturday for no luck at all

Plan to have your wedding in the first half of the week for good luck.

Why in the world would they not marry on a Sunday?!

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Engagement and Wedding Ring

The engagement ring: A promise of marriage.

The bride wears her engagement ring and wedding ring on the third finger of her left hand. The reason for this is that it that the vein there, is the vein of love which runs directly to the heart. Should the groom accidently drop the wedding ring during the wedding ceremony, the the marriage will be doomed.

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Superstions
Good and Bad Omens

Seeing a rainbow, having the sun shine, meeting a black cat or meeting a chimney sweep, is considered to be a good wedding omen. But, if you see a pig, hare or a lizard running across the road, or seeing an open grave, then it's believed the wedding will be doomed. And, should you meet a nun or a monk, then you will not be able to have children.

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Customs Traditions And Superstions
The Traditional meanings of wedding flowers

Apple blossom - Good fortune
Camellia - Gratitude
Carnation - Fascination and love
Chrysanthemum - red - I love you
Chrysanthemum - white - Truth
Cyclamen - Modesty and shyness
Daffodil - Regard
Daisy - Innocence
Fern - Sincerity
Flowering Almond - Hope
Forget-me-not - Remembrance
Gardenia - Joy
Heather - Good luck
Heliotrope - Devotion and faithfulness
Honeysuckle - Generosity
Hyacinth - Loveliness
Hydrangea - Boastfulness
Ivy - Eternal fidelity
Iris - Affection
Japonica - Loveliness
Jasmine - Amiability Lemon blossom - Fidelity in love
Lilac (white) - Youthful innocence
Lily - Majesty Lily-of-the-valley - Return of happiness
Magnolia - Perseverance
Mimosa - Sensitivity
Orange blossom - Purity and virginity
Orchid - Beauty
Peach blossom - Captive
Rose (red) - Love
Rose (peach) - Modesty Rose (white) - Innocence
Rosemary - Remembrance
Snowdrop - Hope
Sweet Pea - Sweet Pleasure
Tulip - Love
Veronica - Fidelity
Violet - Faithfulness

The Language of Flowers

These things are thought to bring luck to the bride:

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue,
And a lucky sixpence
In her shoe.

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Customs Traditions And Superstions
The Wedding Cake and Bouquet

When a single girl places a piece of wedding cake under her pillow, she will dream of her future husband.
When the bride tosses her wedding bouquet over her shoulder and a single girl catches it, she will be the next one to marry.

The bride and bridegroom must cut the first slice from the wedding cake, to ensure many, many, future babies!

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Cake Decorations:

White roses on the wedding cake represent virginity
Wedding bells safeguard from evil spirits
Cupids signify love
Horseshoes represent abundance and good fortune
Doves represent unity

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Cake Cocktails Recipe

3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Amaretto
Splash Orange Juice
Pineapple Juice
Blend with ice
Serve in champagne glasses

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Toast To The Bride and Groom:

A wedding toast is a way of stating congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom. This act is done by raising a champagne filled gobblet by the best man.

A Toast For the Bride and Groom

Honeymoon Mixed Drinks
3/4 oz Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Benedictine
1 tsp Triple Sec
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Shake with ice
Strain into a cocktail glass

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Customs Traditions And Superstions
After the Wedding

To bestow fertility for the newlyweds, confetti or rice is tossed at the bride and groom as they walk out of the chapel.

The marriage will have bad luck if bride stumbles as she enters the home for the first time. This is why the groom carries his bride over the threshold.

If the bride and groom are planning to have lots of pitter patter of tiny feet, they better have double yolked egg on their honeymoon!

This superstition is spooky! The first to die will be the first who fell asleep on the wedding night!

The Language of Flowers

Other Wedding Customs Traditions and Superstions

When the groom tosses the brides garter to a group of bachelors, the bachelor who catches the garter will soon marry.

When the bride tosses her bridal bouquet to a group of single girls, the girl who catches the bouquet will soon marry.

The Language of Flowers

Birthstones and Their Meaning:

January - Garnet; symbolic of fidelity
February - Amethyst; symbolic of power, protection, tranquility
March - Bloodstone; symbolic of bravery
April - Diamond; symbolic of romance, purity, innocence
May - Emerald; bewitching, the ability for seeing into the future
June - Pearl; symbolic of good health, beauty
July - Ruby; symbolic of protection, harmony
August - Onyx; symbolic of marital bliss
September - Sapphire; symbolic of faith, purity
October - Opal; symbolic of valiance
November - Topaz; symbolic of sanity, healing, life
December - Turquoise; symbolic of prosperity, success

The Language of Flowers

Wedding Customs Traditions And Superstions

Wedding Traditions and Customs

Oh, Those Darn Wedding Knots!

Where did phrase "tie the knot" come from?

Tie the knot means get married. So, where did the phrase "tie the knot" come from?

It started during the Roman era when women wore girdles that were fastened by numerous little straps tied into knots. On the day of the wedding, the bride to be would spend a great deal of time tying the knots together, only to have the groom untie them on their wedding night. I can’t begin to imagine the frustration and anticipation both bride and room went through!

The Language of Flowers

To change the name
and not the letter
Is to change for the
worst and not the better.

Love and Marriage Love Quotes

It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential
is invisible to the eye.
- Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Well-married a man is winged;
ill-matched, he is shackled.
- Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms
Without the aid of the seasons.
- Quote by Kahlil Gibran

Marriage Romance
Romantic Love And Marriage


Wedding Romance


Find the Best Of Love,
Passion, And Romance

Wedding Superstitions Traditions Customs - Love And Marriage


Marriage Romance - Romantic Love| Wedding Romance - Romantic Love| Wedding Songs| Meaning Of Wedding Flowers| The Wedding Night| Wedding Vows - Wedding Vow Examples| Bride and Groom Lie Hidden For Three Days| Wedding Wind| The Tin Wedding Whistle| Always Marry An April Girl| Bridal Song| Quotes About Marriage| Mail Order Brides Only Requirement - Teeth| Marriage Romance - Romantic Love| Wedding Romance - Romantic Love| Blessings For A Happy Marriage| Marriage In The Bible - Verses On Marriage| Why Marriage?| Marriage Advice| The Art Of A Good Marriage| Marriage - The Circle Of Love| Never Marry But For Love| The Key To Love - Forever Love| Til Death Do Us Part| Foundations Of Marriage| Marriage Morning| Kahlil Gibran On Marriage| Quotes About Marriage| Given In Marriage Unto Thee| To My Dear and Loving Husband| To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband| Any Wife To Any Husband| Mail Order Brides Only Requirement - Teeth| Wedding Superstitions Traditions Customs| The Anniversary| Sensual Quotations| Falling In Love Quotes| Quotes About Marriage| In Love Quotes| Romantic Quotes| Quotes About Romance| Quotes About Making Love| Quotes About Kissing| Quotes About Kisses| Quotes About Heart| Rose Quotes| Love Quotes