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WEDDING BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A GIRL TO CATCH 3 BOUQUETS AT WEDDINGS. THIS
MEANS SHE WILL NEVER GET MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545
BELIEF -- Bad luck Plants
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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THE GIRL WHO CATCHES THE BRIDAL BOUQUET IS THE NEXT ONE TO GET
MARRIED OF ALL THE GIRLS AT THE WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 00001970S

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An Irish bride should carry an Irish linen handkerchief in her
wedding bouquet down the aisle. When she tosses her bouquet
(inclusive of her handkerchief) the girl who catches it will have
good luck. The young lady who caught it should then place it in her
wedding bouquet, and the next girl to catch it will have good luck.
The same tradition will be carried on from bride to bride.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; Woman in an Irish import store ; Stone Harbor

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 08-00-1990

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AT OUR WEDDING MY WIFE PLACED FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AS A SIGN OF HER
VIRGINITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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WHEN GETTING MARRIED, YOU HAVE A SMALL "TOKEN" BOUQUET
MADE UP WHICH YOU GIVE TO THE BLESSED MOTHER SO THAT
SHE WILL GUIDE YOU AND HELP YOU DURING YOUR MARRIED
LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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THE BRIDE SHOULD LEAVE HER BRIDAL BOUQUET ON THE VIRGIN
MARY'S ALTAR IN THE CHURCH AFTER SHE IS MARRIED, SO
THAT SHE MAY HAVE A CHILD WITHIN A YEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD BY A DEAR FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet

Date learned: 10-06-1967

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