Rain on your wedding day is lucky in India
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.
Everyone wants a piece in Spain
In Spain, good luck on your wedding day can spill over to your best friends. “The groom’s tie is cut into pieces, and auctioned off to his friends. It brings good luck to everyone who gets a piece. At many Spanish weddings, they do the same with the bride’s garter,” Chertoff explains.
Irish brides are all about horseshoes
As famed as the luck of the Irish may be, savvy brides and grooms in the Emerald Isle leave nothing to chance, when it comes to wedding luck. “In Ireland, brides incorporate a small horseshoe into their ensemble for good luck. You may find it pinned to her wedding dress, or added to her bouquet,” says Megan Velez, a wedding expert for Destination Weddings Travel Group. No matter how wild the party may get, Irish brides always remember which end is up. “The ‘U’ shape must always face upwards. That way, she keeps all the luck in,” Velez adds.