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(Wedding Day Folklore)

Everybody wants good luck on there wedding day and beyond, right?  That's why there are so any different little traditions and steps that people take to ensure that luck and good fortune will shine down on them on their wedding day.   The following are a few traditions that you might not have know or heard about.
The term " Tie the knot" comes from Roman times when the Bride wore a girdle tied in knots, that the Groom was able to untie later.  Some people also believe that  it refers to the knots of rope that were tied to form the marriage bed.  

Wedding and engagement rings are worn on the forth finger of the left hand because it was long believed that a vein ran from that finger directly to the heart.  

The Groom Carries his newly betrothed across the threshold to protect her from evil spirits.  

There was a law written in 1775 that stated a wedding was not legal if the Bride wore make-up during the ceremony.  
According to Greek culture, your should tuck a sugar cube into your glove on your wedding day.  The sugar will sweeten your union...  

English tradition says that Wednesday is the best day to marry as Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.

Hindu tradition says that rain on your wedding day is good luck.  

Egyptian tradition  says that women shall pinch the bride on her wedding day to give her good luck.  

In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside of the newlyweds' home for good luck and fertility.  

Ancient Greek sand Romans said that a wedding veil protected the Bride from evil spirits and so the veil has been tradition ever since.