The date is the thing in ChinaAmnarj Tanongrattana/shutterstock
Picking the date is an important wedding ritual in China and sets the stage for everything that will follow. Pick the right date, and the marriage is bound to be successful; pick the wrong date, and the unlucky couple doesn’t stand a chance. The wedding pros at Cordis, Hong Kong at Langham Place, in Hong Kong, do a lot of Chinese weddings. “When picking a wedding date, couples always consult with a Chinese monk, fortune-teller, or Chinese calendar, to ensure that the wedding falls on an auspicious date. Knowing which dates to avoid, and what seasons to stay away from, is integral to the process, which is largely determined by the bride’s birthday. Having the right wedding date is believed to bring wedding luck, and aide in the success of the marriage,” they say.
Rain on your wedding day is lucky in IndiaOmelnytskyi/shutterstock
Indian weddings are colorful, joyous, and as lucky as the guests can make them. A little bit of luck may fall on every couple, but in India, when it rains, it pours. “According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is good luck,” says Anne Chertoff trend expert for WeddingWire. “In India, brides are painted with elaborate henna designs. The darker the ink, the more luck she’ll have,” Chertoff adds. Guests at Indian weddings leave nothing to chance. Rain or shine, if they throw fragrant rose petals and other flowers at the betrothed couple, the twosome are bound to have the best of luck, for their entire lifetime together.