I received a fan page request from an invitation company called Precious Invitations so of course I went to check out their page and saw something that caught my eye. On their site there was a recent post entitled Behind the Tradition: The Right Time to Marry and I immediately perked up....I have a thing for learning the myths and stories behind all the traditions of marriage. You'd be surprised some of the stories you get. Anyway the entry talks about what the Victorians felt each month meant for your marriage. Here's what they say:
January Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving , kind, and true.
February When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.
March If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
April Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.
May Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day.
June Marry when June roses grow and over land and sea you’ll go.
July Those who in July do wed must labour for their daily bread.
August Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
September Marry in September’s shine so that your life is rich and fine.
October If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
November If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember!December When December’s snows fall fast, marry, and your love will last.
Still undecided about when to be married? There is always the Victorian assurance that the luckiest time of all to be married is on the same day of the week that the groom was born, regardless of fertility rites, harvest moons, or when the goddess of love might be looking on. It is better yet to marry on his birthday.
Interesting, right? If you want to see the whole entry check out Precious Invitations' Guide to Your Wedding Experience or click the title of the entry above. Happy Reading!