Inspiration for your wedding
Traditions and customs add a special touch to our lives special and make us remember that certain events and occasions deserve special appreciation and recognition. Besides the birth of their own children, the wedding is probably the most important experience in the lives of a married couple. All over the world, numerous traditions and customs have been established and are celebrated around the wedding day.
In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health. Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without.
A custom that has been celebrated in many weddings for years is that of the wedding-eve party. Though not as popular any longer, the custom is still celebrated in rural regions. The wedding-eve party usually takes place a few days or a few weeks before the wedding and is traditionally hosted by the bride's parents. Basically, it is a public event to which not only friends, relatives or acquaintances, but also neighbours are invited. However, this is at the discretion of the bridal couple. Not only in Germany, but also in parts of Poland guests bring old porcelain to the event, which is broken before the eyes of the couple. The future bride and groom then sweep the pieces together. This traditional ritual is supposed to bring good luck and success in marriage.