Sunday, January 25, 2009

Victorian Wedding Superstitions

Victorians had superstitions about being "lucky in love," even before the engagement was made. Victorian women would reject a suitor whose last name began with the same initial as hers. Hence the saying, "To change the name, but not the letter, is a change for the worse, and not the better." If the right suitor was found and the couple became engaged, all sorts of omens were considered for the big day. Wednesday was considered the luckiest day of the week. "Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday-the best day of all! Thursday for crosses, Friday for losses, Saturday-no luck at all.”

Love, Sex and Marriage in Victorian America

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