Traditions and superstitions for your wedding in Tuscany

74Wedding on Trasimeno Lake - UmbriaThere are a great deal of traditions when it comes down to weddings, especially if you’re planning on having a wedding in Tuscany. You probably know most of these, but do you know what they mean and why we all so diligently follow these ‘rules’? Our wedding planners have done some research and come up with these answers for you. Take a look and let us know what you think!

WEDDING RINGS

We wear our wedding rings on the fourth finger of our left hand, there are a couple of theories as to why it’s this way: the first theory states that it’s because it was thought that a vein went from that finger directly to the heart. The second theory comes from Christians and states that the priest would take the ring and touch first the thumb, then the index finger, and then the middle finger as he recited ”In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”; then, as he said  “Amen”, he would put  the ring on the ring finger, which sealed the marriage.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE.

Almost every bride follows this tradition, will you be following it for your wedding in Tuscany? If your answer is “yes” then you probably want to know why you will have these four things with you on your big day.

Something old stands for the past that you are leaving behind. You need to carry something old in order to not forget the importance of the past within this new path you’re going down.

Something new stands for the new life you are beginning and all the good things that will come from it.

Something borrowed stands for the love that the people standing by your side during this new beginning, have for you.

Something blue stands for honesty and purity, it actually used to be the color worn by brides.

RICE THROWING AND RAIN

Both these things are considered good luck for your wedding in Tuscany. This is because they are both symbols of fertility and abundance. If it were to rain during the day of your wedding in Tuscany you would probably hear one of the locals say “sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata” that means “a wet bride is a lucky bride”.

There are so many others that we could go on for  hours but just remember, if you’re planning a wedding in Tuscany, you will probably be faced with quite a few unusual traditions.






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