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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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POLISH WEDDING

AFTER THE GROOM HAS REMOVED THE GARTER FROM THE BRIDE'S
LEG, THE BRIDE STANDS UP AND TURNS HER BACK TO ALL OF
THE ELIGIBLE GIRLS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE RECEPTION.
AT THE COUNT OF THREE, SHE THROWS IT OVER THE BACK OF
HER HEAD AND THE GIRL WHO CATCHES IT, TRADITIONALLY,
IS THE NEXT TO BE MARRIED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

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AT THE WEDDING RECEPTION OF A POLISH COUPLE, IT
IS CUSTOMARY FOR THE BRIDE TO THROW HER BOUQUET
WITH HER BACK FACING A GROUP OF SINGLE WOMEN.
THE WOMAN CATCHING THE BOUQUET IS BELIEVED BY
MANY TO BE THE NEXT ONE TO GET MARRIED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HAS WITNESSED THIS AT A NUMBER OF WEDDING
RECEPTIONS. HE EVEN KNOWS A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO
CAUGHT THE BOUQUET, AND GOT MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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THE BRIDE THROWS THE BOUQUET WHEN SHE LEAVES THE
CHURCH. THE GIRL WHO CATCHES THE FLOWERS WILL
BE THE NEXT GIRL PRESENT TO GET MARRIED.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND MANY YEARS AGO.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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THE GIRL WHO CATCHES THE BRIDAL BOUQUET WILL BE
THE NEXT TO MARRY.

Submitter comment: REMEMBERED AS A TRADITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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AT THE RECEPTION FOLLOWING A WEDDING, IT IS
CUSTOMARY FOR THE BRIDE TO THROW HER BOUQUET.
WHOEVER CATCHES IT WILL SUPPOSEDLY BE THE NEXT
GIRL TO MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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AT THE WEDDING, IT IS A CUSTOM FOR THE BRIDE TO THROW THE BOUQUET IN THE AIR. THE GIRL WHO CATCHES IT, IS SUPPOSED
TO BE THE NEXT ONE TO GET MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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AT THE WEDDING RECEPTION, THE MAN WHO CATCHES THE
GARTER WHICH THE GROOM THROWS, AND THE GIRL WHO
CATCHES THE FLOWERS WHICH THE BRIDE THROWS, HAVE
AN ORGY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR, WHICH CONSISTS
OF THE MAN PUTTING THE GARTER ON THE GIRL'S LEG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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CUSTOM

THE BRIDE THROWING HER BOUQUET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE BRIDE THROWS HER BOUQUET TO THE SINGLE GIRLS,
AND WHOEVER CATCHES IT WILL BE NEXT TO GET
MARRIED.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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AFTER THE CEREMONY IS OVER, THE BRIDE TOSSES HER
BOUQUET AND THE MAIDEN WHO CATCHES IT IS SUPPOSED
TO WED NEXT.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AT THE WEDDING THE BRIDE THROWS THE BOUQUET AND
WHOEVER CATCHES IT WILL BECOME THE NEXT BRIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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AT ALL POLISH WEDDINGS, JUST BEFORE THE BRIDE AND GROOM
ARE TO LEAVE ON THEIR HONEYMOON, THE BRIDE THROWS
HER BOUQUET TO A GROUP OF SINGLE GIRLS. THE GIRL WHO
CATCHES IT, IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE NEXT TO BE MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 03-30-1970

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TOWARDS THE END OF A WEDDING RECEPTION, THE BRIDE
THROWS HER BOUQUET TO A GROUP OF UNMARRIED GIRLS
AND THE GIRL WHO CATCHES THE BOUQUET WILL BE
THE NEXT BRIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 03-30-1968

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THE GIRL WHO CATCHES THE BRIDE'S BOUQUET WILL BE
MARRIED NEXT.

Submitter comment: CUSTOM OBSERVED DURING INFORMANT'S LIFETIME AND
WAS HANDED DOWN PREVIOUSLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 07-14-1964

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THE BRIDE THROWS THE BOUQUET AND THE ONE (FEMALE)
WHO CATCHES IT WILL BE THE NEXT TO WED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bouquet toss

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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