Superstition is eternal. There is no getting away from it, even when it comes to weddings and engagements. According to tradition, if you want to enjoy a happy and fruitful marriage, you will need to be very careful. Allow us to share some of the most ominous legends with you!

What should you definitely not do?

We are not sure how often this happens, but asking your girlfriend to marry you in a church will bring misfortune to even the most pious choirboy. Also, women who intend to take their husband’s name but write it down before the wedding ceremony can expect years of sorrow and misfortune. And brides who make their own wedding dresses will not be lucky in love.

Italians go a step further. Have your feet ever come into contact with a broom? Then you can forget it; you do not even deserve to get engaged, let alone married – a great excuse to forgo the cleaning!

Be careful with rice at a wedding

Throwing rice at a wedding is a popular tradition in this part of the world. It originated in the East and is supposed to bestow fertility on the newlyweds. But beware: if you throw a grain of rice and it lands in the eye of the bride or groom, not only will you be a laughing-stock, you will have brought bad luck on the happy couple. Also, it tends not to be very good for wildlife, so we recommend choosing paper confetti instead.

Superstitions about wedding and engagement rings 

But there is some positive news. For example, in Victorian times, people believed that if the wedding bands were dropped during the ceremony, it would bring good luck. Apparently, this is also a good way to drive away evil spirits. The same applies to the bridal veil, which is designed to keep demons at bay.

In terms of rings, there are lots of superstitions surround them. Most cultures wear engagement and wedding rings on their ring finger because it is believed that the vein in this finger runs straight to the heart. However, there is no medical basis for this.

Furthermore, it is supposedly bad luck to wear someone else’s wedding or engagement ring, so if you are feeling suspicious, maybe avoid the family heirloom! However, superstition dictates that having an itchy ring finger means that you will get engaged or married soon.

But whether you’re superstitious or not, the first ingredient for a successful marriage is a breathtakingly beautiful diamond. In BAUNAT’s online shop, you will find an astonishing range of diamond engagement rings in a wide variety of colours and styles. And the prices are always the best on the market because BAUNAT sells its jewels exclusively online.

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