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THE GROOM IS NOT TO SEE THE BRIDE-TO-BE FROM 12:00 MIDNIGHT
UNTIL THE WEDDING CEREMONY. HE CAN'T TALK TO YOU EITHER.
IF HE DOES, THEN YOU WILL BOTH HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-14-1972

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IF THE GROOM SEES THE BRIDE IN HER WEDDING GOWN
BEFORE THE CEREMONY, IT MEANS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE BRIDE MUST NOT SEE THE GROOM ON THE DAY OF THE
WEDDING, UNTIL THEY MEET IN CHURCH, OR ELSE BAD LUCK
WILL FOLLOW.

Where learned: DEARBORN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 06-00-1968

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A BRIDEGROOM ISN'T TO SEE HIS BRIDE AFTER 6:00 THE EVE
OF THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AT HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 02-25-1967

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IF A GROOM-TO-BE SEES HIS FUTURE WIFE IN HER WEDDING DRESS
BEFORE THE CEREMONY, THEY WILL NEVER BE MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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SEEING A BRIDE BEFORE THE WEDDING (BY THE GROOM)
IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT'S BAD LUCK FOR A GROOM TO SEE HIS BRIDE BEFORE THE
WEDDING ON THE WEDDING DAY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE SCOTCH BELIEVE IT IS BAD LUCK FOR EITHER OF TWO LOVERS TO
GIVE THE OTHER ONE A BIBLE BEFORE MARRIAGE OR TO BE MARRIED
IN ANY MONTH HAVING AN "A" IN IT, SUCH AS MAY AND THAT'S
WHY SO MANY PEOPLE MARRY IN JUNE.
THE BRIDE SHOULD NEVER SEE HER MAN ON THE WEDDING DAY
BEFORE TIME FOR THE CEREMONY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; WILLIAMSBURG

Keyword(s): SCOTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- First Monday in September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- First Monday in September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F100
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F110
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Magic Book
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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FUTURE HUSBANDS CANNOT SEE THEIR BRIDES BEFORE THE CEREMONY;
IT IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE BRIDE SEES THE BRIDEGROOM ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING, IT
WILL BRING THEM BAD LUCK IN THEIR FUTURE LIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FAYETTEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.545

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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