Do you believe a date can predict the happiness in your marriage? We have reached the summer of love, when weddings are almost every weekend, taking advantage of the warm weather and relaxed atmosphere. In every culture there are superstitions and traditions that surround the union of a couple. Wearing white, in addition to something borrowed, blue and old will ensure your luck and success in marriage.
Traditionally, verses were followed to dictate the most auspicious or lucky date to marry. Each global tradition is different - see if your marriage month predicted your happiness correctly! Also look at these lovely antique brides for some fashion inspiration :)
"Married 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 for Man.
Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you'll go.
Those who in July do wed, must labour for their daily bred.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see
Marry in September's shrine, 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 snows fall fast, marry and true love will last."
“Married in January’s hoar and rime, Widowed you’ll be before your prime.
Married in February’s sleepy weather, Life you’ll tread in time together.
Married when March winds shrill and roar, Your home will lie on a distant shore.
Married ‘neath April’s changeful skies, A chequered path before you lies.
Married when bees o’er May-blossoms flit, Strangers around your board will sit.
Married in month of roses - June - Life will be one long honeymoon.
Married in July with flowers ablaze, Bitter-sweet memories in after days.
Married in August’s heat and drowse, Lover and friend in your chosen spouse.
Married in September’s golden glow, Smooth and serene your life will go.
Married when leaves in October thin, Toil and hardships for you begin.
Married in veils of November mist, Fortune your wedding-ring has kissed.
Married in days of December’s cheer, Love’s star shines brighter from year to year.”
"Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday best of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
Saturday for no luck at all."
o time to go to the antique store - pick up some gorgeous photos of weddings past - or an antique veil or small blue earrings - after all it will be something that is old, new to you AND blue! So keep up the traditions and share any photos of your antique or vintage wedding inspiration!