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WEDDING LORE

IF ONE CATCHES THE GARTER AFTER IT IS THROWN BY THE GROOM
BEHIND HIS BACK, THAT PERSON WILL SOON GET MARRIED.
IF ONE CATCHES THE BOUQUET FROM THE BRIDE AFTER SHE THROWS
IT BEHIND HER BACK, THAT WOMAN WILL GET MARRIED SOON.
THROW RICE AND MONEY AFTER A WEDDING ON THE COUPLE, AND
THIS WILL BRING GOOD LUCK AND ABUNDANT RICHES AND
HEALTH.

Submitter comment: THESE ARE TRADITIONAL CHALDEAN CUSTOMS IN CHALDEAN WEDDINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Rice
BELIEF -- Marriage Bouquet toss
BELIEF -- Marriage Garter toss
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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WHO EVER CATCHES THE BRIDE'S GARTER WILL BE THE NEXT
TO WED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Garter toss

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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THE GUY WHO CATCHES THE BRIDE'S GARTER WILL BE THE
NEXT TO MARRY.

Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Garter toss

Date learned: 00001950S

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