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WEDDINGS

IN CHURCH ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING WHOEVER STEPS ON THE OTHER'S
FOOT WILL BE THE DOMINANT ONE IN THE MARRIAGE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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POLISH SUPERSTITION

IF YOU'RE TOO HAPPY AT YOUR WEDDING, YOU'LL BE CRYING
ALL THE TIME AFTERWARD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AS A YOUNG GIRL IN A POLISH NEIGHBORHOOD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; YONKERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 12-26-1963

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IN THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH IT WAS CONSIDERED TO BRING GOOD
LUCK IF AFTER A WEDDING, THE WEDDING BED WAS BLESSED.

Where learned: OHIO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 12-01-1969

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO HAVE A PREGNANT WOMAN IN YOUR WEDDING
PARTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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IF THE BRIDE IF THE FIRST ONE TO START GETTING UP FROM
A KNEELING POSITION AFTER THE WEDDING CEREMONY, SHE WILL
BE THE BOSS IN HER NEW HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 03-08-1971

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IF IT RAINS DURING A WEDDING, THAT MARRIAGE WILL BE A
GOOD ONE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 11-27-1970

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IF IT RAINS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, IT WILL BRING TEARS; IF
IT IS SUNSHINEY, IT WILL BRING HAPPINESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 11-26-1970

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IF THE MAID OF HONOR HAS A MISHAP (TORN DRESS, BROKEN
HEEL) THEN THAT'S A SIGN OF BAD LUCK FOR THE MARRIAGE.
THE COUPLE WILL HAVE TROUBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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IT IS GOOD LUCK FOR A SPIDER TO FALL ON A BRIDE AT
HER WEDDING.

Submitter comment: SHE HAD HEARD THIS FROM A GREAT AUNT AND TOLD IT TO ME
AT THE TIME OF MY WEDDING; SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 09-01-1967

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IF THE BRIDE'S PARTY ARRIVES AT THE CHURCH OF THE
WEDDING AND THERE IS A FUNERAL LEAVING THE CHURCH,
IT IS GOOD LUCK. THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE A
LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 10-15-1971

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SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IT'S BAD LUCK FOR A BRIDE TO SEE
A FUNERAL PROCESSION ON HER WEDDING DAY.

Submitter comment: ONCE WHEN I WAS IN A FUNERAL PROCESSION, WE HAD TO WAIT
FOR A WEDDING PARTY TO LEAVE THE CHURCH BEFORE
APPROACHING IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE BRIDE RIPS HER WEDDING VEIL, SHE WILL HAVE
GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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A FUNERAL MASS WHICH PRECEDES A WEDDING CEREMONY MEANS
BAD LUCK TO THE NEW COUPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE TRADITION OF HAVING A BEST MAN AT A WEDDING CEREMONY
BEGAN WITH THE IDEA OF HAVING THE BEST MAN PROTECT THE
GROOM FROM THE BRIDE'S FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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NEVER WEAR BLACK OR WHITE TO A WEDDING, IT IS BAD LUCK FOR
THE BRIDE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 10-20-1977

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