The association between shoes and weddings is an odd one to justify, yet it pops up frequently in the world of superstition.But make...

INTERESTING WEDDING LORE SURROUNDING WEDDING SHOES, Photos by Artlook.

A Bride on her wedding day, beautifully adorned with shoes to match her style.
 The association between shoes and weddings is an odd one to justify, yet it pops up frequently in the world of superstition.But make no mistake about it, it is often the wedding dress that gets the most attention on a wedding day, but the shoes are just as important, as they are historically the focus of many superstitions and practices across different cultures.
Classic Bridal Shoes
Most brides are not familiar with the phrase ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ but how many of you know about this saying: ‘and a silver sixpence in the shoe’? It is believed that a coin inside the bride’s wedding shoes ensures a prosperous marriage…although am not sure how physically comfortable the bride would feel during the day!

Golden Bridal Wedding Shoes
Obviously, sixpences are no longer in currency, but those who still wish to uphold the tradition may use a penny or another coin. There are many variations of this tradition around the world, including Nordic brides who wear a silver coin from their father in the left shoe and a gold coin from their mother in the right shoe. It is believed that this ensures that they have everything they need for a happy life.
Stylishly The Bride Expresses Her Love For Her Special One.
Another bridal tradition, which appears to be out of a fairy-tale is selecting a bride by her shoes. Reminiscent of Cinderella and Prince Charming with the glittering glass slipper, men in imperial China would choose their brides by examining handcrafted shoes. The embroidered designs would contain hints to eligible bride’s wealth, education and social class, from which a match would be made by a matchmaker.

The Bride Preciously Arranges Her Classy Wedding Shoes.
A bridal shoe trend with Turkish roots, is the tradition of signing the sole of the wedding shoes. Traditionally all single females would sign the soles of the bride’s shoes and at the end of the night, whoever’s signature was most faded would be thought to be next to marry. That is an alternative to catching the bouquet.Really interesting!
Happy Bride! Happy Feet!
There are many more traditions from all over the world including some older and less well-known traditions, such as throwing shoes at the newlywed couple, the groom tapping his new bride on the forehead with the heel of her shoe to show authority over her, and the bride throwing her shoes instead of her bouquet! I think we can all see why these traditions might have died out!

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