There are a lot of wedding superstitions (both good and bad), but just trying to keep up with all of them will only add to your wedding stress. So skip it. This list has all the silly superstitions that are totally okay to ignore — or put your own twist on if you choose!
1. You can’t see each other before the wedding.
The Superstition: Back in the day, brides and grooms were prohibited from seeing each other until the last minute so that the groom didn’t have the chance to change his mind. (Uh, yeah.) The custom eventually transformed into the idea that it was somehow unlucky for the groom to see his bride on their wedding day.
Our Take: Today, some couples stick to tradition because they like the excitement and anticipation of seeing each other for the first time during the ceremony. But we say, do what makes you most comfortable. We know lots of brides and grooms who have skipped tradition and stayed in the same room the night before, hung out and had breakfast together the morning of, and (most conveniently) scheduled their photo sessions together with their photographer before the ceremony.
2. Steer clear of yellow roses (or you’ll be green with envy).
Tara McMullen Photography