Wedding planning superstitions
We encounter the first superstition when choosing the wedding date, the month in which the ceremony will take place must have the letter "r" in it, which symbolizes the family.
Beautiful and sunny weather bodes happiness for the spouses. A gentle rain, on the other hand, is God's blessing. The worst, however, is the thunder and the red color of the sun, because it portends unbelievable bad luck.
Flowers selected for the wedding bouquet also have an important symbolism. The bouquet must of course consist of an odd number of flowers, and the flowers themselves have different symbolism, for example, orchids mean perfection, and freesia, delicacy.
Wedding day superstitions
Under no circumstances may the bride and groom go back home while on the way to church. If they forget something, they have to ask their family for help.
After leaving the Church, sprinkling the bride and groom with rice and barley symbolizes abundance and fertility. On the other hand, the coins thrown and collected will determine which of the spouses will manage the family money. It will be the one who collects the most and picks up the last coin.
In the wedding hall, the young are greeted with bread and salt. These are wishes for them that they never run out of this bread.
The groom carries his newly wedded spouse over the threshold so that she would not stumble and bring bad luck to the family.
In almost every region of Poland, around midnight, the most important wedding tradition takes place, i.e. the capitals. It is the transition of a young lady into a married woman. The fun ends with the young couple throwing a bow tie and a wedding bouquet, between unmarried brides at the wedding and grooms, who will catch them next, will stand on the wedding carpet.
As it is said, "What country is such a custom", it is exactly the same with wedding customs and prejudices, in each region of Poland they may be slightly different from each other.