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Wedding Superstitions

An old saying about the colours in a wedding.

Marry in white, you will do all right
Marry in blue, your man will be true
Marry in brown, you will live in town
Marry in green, you should be ashamed to be seen
Marry in red, wish yourself dead
Marry in black, better turn back
Marry in yellow, not marrying the right fellow
Marry in gray, sadness will come your way




The day of the week that the wedding is to take place is also steeped in custom ...

Marry on Monday for wealth,
Tuesday for health,
Wednesday the very best day of all,
Thursday you will soon be counting your losses,
Friday your crosses,
and if married on Saturday, you will have no luck at all!




Advice on which month to marry in is given by the following rhyme:

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
Marry in May and you'll live to rue the day