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WEDDING SUPERSTITION

IT WAS BAD LUCK FOR THE GROOM TO SEE THE BRIDE IN HER WEDDING DRESS
OR EVEN THE DRESS ALONE AT ANYTIME BEFORE THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A GERMAN CUSTOM.

Where learned: OHIO ; MOGADORE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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CUSTOM FOR BRIDE AND GROOM TO OBEY.

BRIDE AND GROOM ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SEE EACH OTHER FROM SIX O'CLOCK
THE EVENING BEFORE THE WEDDING UP UNTIL THE CEREMONY. WIVES TALE-- TO
HAVE A LONG AND PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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THE GROOM SHOULD NEVER LOOK AT THE BRIDE BEFORE THEY
ARE MARRIED ON THEIR WEDDING DAY. IF HE DOES, BAD
LUCK WILL COME TO HIM.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS MANY YEARS AGO BEFORE A WEDDING.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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THE BRIDEGROOM IS NOT SUPPOSED TO SEE THE BRIDE
BEFORE THE WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THE GROOM TO SEE THE BRIDE BEFORE
THE CEREMONY ON THEIR WEDDING DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding

Date learned: 03-10-1967

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THE GROOM TO SEE THE BRIDE
BEFORE THE CEREMONY ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN 1952 ON THE DAY OF MY SISTER'S
WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHRIST THE KING CHURCH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding

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