August 27 2018 | Planning Tips

Everyone knows if you catch the bridal bouquet, you’ll be the next to marry, or if a groom sees his bride before the wedding, it’s bad luck. Here are a few New Orleans wedding myths you may not know. Of course, all of these are more tradition than superstition, but it does make things more fun!

For instance, did you know that you can prevent rain from ruining your big day by burying a bottle of bourbon exactly one month before your wedding?

If someone passes a mop over your foot, you will never marry?

If a snake is placed over your joined hands during a voodoo wedding ceremony, it will coil upon you and bind you together in spirit?

And then, of course, there’s the cake pull where charms attached to ribbons are placed between the layers of the wedding cake. If you pull out a ring charm, it means you’ll be next to get married, a horseshoe or four-leaf clover means good luck, the thimble means you’ll be an old maid and so on. 

But New Orleans isn’t the only place with wedding myths. Here’s what’s believed around the world:

England:  If you find a spider in your wedding dress, it means good luck.

Greece: If the bride tucks a sugar cube into her glove, the sugar will sweeten her union.

Egypt: For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.

The Middle East: Brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye

Sweden: The bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe so she'll never do without.

Holland: Plant a pine tree outside your home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

Whether you’re superstitious or not, we believe the best way to ensure good luck on your wedding day in New Orleans is to plan, plan, plan! Make it easy with our One-Click Wedding Planner.