Get Lucky: 5 Lucky Wedding Traditions

March is here, spring has sprung… and with St. Patty’s day looming so near, we can’t help but feel a little lucky. We’ve discussed wedding traditions here on the blog before, but we’ve never taken the time to gather our favorite lucky traditions for all of our fabulous future I&B brides.

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Something borrowed, something blue…

Okay, so we’re sure you’ve heard of this one, but we bet you don’t know the story behind each of these special traditions. Rooted in Victorian times, it’s said that wearing something new will bring renewed happiness to a couple while the joy from an item borrowed from a happily wed friend will rub off on the bride. While something blue is meant to represent purity, something old is a symbol of continuity.

Start out on the right foot.

Talk about putting your best foot forward! An old tradition from Bulgaria states that brides should step into the church with their right foot first. I mean, it couldn’t hurt, right? Every bit of extra luck counts!

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What has eight legs and is crawling up all those layers of tulle?

My fellow arachnophobes may all be cringing, but one old English tradition says that it’s actually good luck to find a spider in your dress on your wedding day. In south Georgia, anything is possible, but don’t get any ideas...

Lavender: the root to happiness?

Is there nothing lavender can’t do? Lavender is known for its soothing properties, but in Ireland, it's also believed to bring a bride good luck when included in her bouquet. We’ve got no complaints about that… let us design your lucky bouquet!

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Baby, you light me up like a firecracker!

While embracing good luck is important, let’s not forget about warding off any potential bad luck! In China, once the happy couple has tied the knot, guests gather to light off firecrackers to scare away any bad spirits. May we suggest doing this dangerous activity before cocktail hour?

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Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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Which of these traditions are you most likely to follow on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments or tag us on Facebook!