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Wedding Day Old Wives Tales

There are many Traditions linked with Weddings and also many Old Wives Tales that have been carried through generations. I’m sure if you asked your grandmother she would be able to tell you some!

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Here are a few for you to have a think about….

The day of the week is the first thing to consider

Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday best of all,
Thursday for losses,
Friday for crosses,
Saturday for no luck at all

(Sunday is not mentioned, probably as years ago weddings did not take place on a Sunday)

The colour of the brides dress might impact the marriage

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Marry in White everything’s right
Marry in Blue lover be true
Marry in Pink spirit’s will sink
Marry in Grey live far away
Marry in Brown live out of town
Marry in Green ashamed to be seen
Marry in Yellow ashamed of your fellow
Marry in Black wish you were back
Marry in Red wish you were dead
Marry in Tan he’ll be a loved man
Marry in Pearl you’ll live in a whirl

The month in which you marry might also have an impact on your marriage

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Marry when the year is new, always loving, kind, and true.
When February birds do mate, you may 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, you will surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses blow, over land and sea you’ll go.
They who in July do wed, must labour always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see.
Marry in September’s shine, 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 joy will come, remember.
When December’s rain fall fast, marry and true love will last.


So if you marry on a Wednesday in December and wear White you will be doing ok!!

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Paul Crawford

Wedding Photographer Paul Crawford

Based in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland

Paul is married to Patricia (who helped him write these Wedding Hints & Tips posts!!) and the proud Dad to 2 fantastic sons.

A full-time professional photographer since 1990 and been privileged to have photographed well over 1300 weddings since then.

He worked in his own High Street Photography Studios up until December 2010 when he decided to downsize and work from home. He now splits his time between running Photography Courses and Wedding Photography, limiting himself to 30 weddings a year to maintain the quality and high level of customer service to each of his couples.

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