Rain and Tears

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It is always touching to see couples who could not seem to contain their tears as they profess their eternal love for each other. Most of the time, it is the bride who sheds the most tears, hence, the bride’s handkerchief. In ancient times, early farmers thought a bride’s wedding tears were lucky and brought them rain for their crops. Later on in history, a crying bride meant she would never shed another tear about her marriage.

Some people believe rain means the couple will have many children. Another belief is that rain on the wedding day represents the bride’s old boyfriends crying after her. There is also the thought that if it rains on your wedding day and everything is on schedule or close to it, the marriage will be a success because it shows that you work well together under pressure in the face of obstacles.

There are some who believe that bad weather on the way to the wedding is thought to be an omen of an unhappy marriage, although in some cultures rain is considered a good omen. Cloudy skies and wind are believed to cause stormy marriages.

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Sources:

I do, I do. Rain, rain, go way…
http://www.tellallproductions.com/superstition/s47.html
Victorian Lace, Victorian Lifestyles. Wedding Superstitions, Customs and Traditions.
http://www.geocities.com/victorianlace10/customs.html
Wedding Symbols and Traditions.
http://www.lottsphoto.com/time/symbols.html#_TocHankerchief

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