Some Traditions and Good Luck Charms for a British Wedding

Being a mother of the bride could be as exciting as the bride herself because you are delighted about her being married and having a bright future.Yet, there are some traditions and superstitions about good or bad future that still exist, today.Here are some traditions and good luck charms to ponder for your daughter’s big day.

1) Wednesday is the best day

Weekends are commonly considered the best days of the week in everyday lives,but when it comes to getting married, Saturday isn’t a good choice as it is considered the unluckiest day for a wedding by English Folklore.

Wednesday is considered the best day for marriage ceremony while Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health. Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married on Wednesday.

It's funny how most of the weddings still take place on Saturdays though.

2) Ring linking hearts
It was believed that the fourth finger of bride’s left hand has a vein that directly connects to the heart. Therefore, it is a tradition still followed,i.e., groom placing the ring on the ring finger.

 Sapphire stone in the ring means marital happiness while a pearl is considered bad luck because of its shape of a tear.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was proposed by Prince William by presenting his mother’s (Lady Diana) 18-carat sapphire ring which is now considered one of the most famous heirloom engagement rings in history.

3) Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe

Being an adage, there needs to be a combination of all of the above. Here is the reason why it matters:

  • Something old usually refers to have family and friends present on the big day as it proves that their support and approval is there. However, some people believe that there needs to be an actual thing present which is why some brides wear old garter given to them by married woman believing it to be a good fortune for the newly wedded couple.
  • Something New: This term implies bright future for the couple which includes happiness, success,and healthy Therefore, from a new wedding dress to the new pair of shoes, whatever is news pertains to a happy future.


  • Something borrowed: Wearing a borrowed item entails borrowed happiness and good luck for the bride. This is the best chance for the mother of the bride to borrow something for the bride like the precious family jewel. However, the borrowed item needs to be returned because if it’s not returned, it loses its good


  • Something Blue: Blue color has been connected to weddings since long because of its symbolic nature. It denotes purity, love, and Accordingly, something blue is actually considered the most popular or favorite item during a wedding. It’s a good option for the mother of the bride to wear something blue, let it be jewelry or shoes making it a lucky charm for her daughter’s wedding. Olivia Palermo, an American entrepreneur, wore a pair of cobalt blue Manolo Blahnik pumps like the ‘something blue’ on her wedding which caught a lot of attention and it spread on the social media like wildfire.

  • A silver sixpence in her shoe: This denotes to the couple’s wealth during married life. It is believed that sticking a coin in the bride’s shoe is kind of a small price to pay for a wealthy Charlotte Mills is a shoe brand that deals in luxury handmade shoes for the wedding, and it offers many shoes with a sixpence nicely placed on the shoes. There are many Lucky sixpence shoes available for sale in online stores like Amazon and eBay as well.


4) Toss the bridal bouquet

In ancient times, touching and having part of the bride’s wedding dress was considered a lucky charm and the bride would toss her wedding dress to the single women present at the wedding ceremony. In order to save the dress from being torn apart, this tradition was updated,a nd the wedding dress was switched with a bouquet. Whoever catches the bouquet is believed to be the next one to get married.

In the end, it’s all about having a great day and wishing your daughter and son in law a happy life ahead.

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