Flower Girls Greeting Card by The Spotted Sparrow - This would be a lovely Invitation or Thank You card. Just remember to include a coin if the gift was of a knife or knives, so that the friendship is not cut!
Blue Briolettes by Leela Bijou - for that touch of glamorous blue every Bride needs.
The bride should not make her own wedding dress, as for every stich that she sews, she'll shed one tear during her marriage. It is also unlucky for the Groom to see the dress before the wedding ceremony itself . As to the colour of the dress :-
Married in White - You have chosen right.
Married in Blue - your lover is true.
Married in Pink - your fortunes will sink.
Married in Green - you will not long be seen.
Married in Red - you'll wish you were dead.
Married in Yellow - ashamed of the fellow.
Married in Brown -you'll live out of town.
Married in Gray -you'll live far away.
Married in Black - you'll wish you were back.
I married in ivory which does not appear on the list, so I'm counting that as "white" - it'll be twenty years this December...yes, I was a child bride!
White Coptic Bound Journal by Ignis Fatuus - for writing down thoughts and memories - or why not have all your guests sign it as a memento of your day?
To some, pearls represent future tears and are a bad sign for the couple, but to others, the wearing of pearls take the place of the Bride's tears, leaving her with a happy, tear-free wedded life.
Precious Pearls by Silver Soul Design - I think this would be beautiful on a Bride for a tear-free marriage!
The wedding ring is considered sacred and should not be lent to others to try on, as this is certain to bring bad luck - even the possibility of unfaithfulness. It is a symbol of the never-ending circle of love between the couple. If ever the wedding ring is removed by a Bride it must be her Groom who returns it to her finger to continue the good luck.
Beer Soap by Saffron Barr - The Groom will want to smell his manly best for the love of his life!
The Bride should not sign her new married name before the Wedding as this tempts fate.
Where there is love...a bonny bag by Jenny Karlsson Design. I think this would be pefect for taking to a Wedding.
Traditionally, it is lucky for a Bride to meet a lamb, a dove, a spider or a black cat on her way to the church, but a pig or a funeral are bad omens. It is also said to be lucky for the Bride to see a policeman, doctor, clergyman or a blind man. The Groom should give a coin to the first person he sees on his journey to the church for good luck.
Swirling Water Silver Cufflinks by Ali Bali Jewellery - A perfect present for the Groom or Best Man.
Evening Shawl by Loopy Loo - for a fabulous cover-up when things get a little cooler in the evening.
This is just a brief round-up of some of the many traditions and superstitions surrounding Weddings here - together with some ideas for fabulous gifts and ideas for Weddings. You will find the Studios of our members bursting at the seams with many more...do come and have a look!