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So the office discussion today turned (again) to weddings, as we all seem to have a fair few to attend this year. Theres a mix through summer and autumn, multi-cultural, just evening invite, whole day invite, family wedding or a friends. We’ve had long chats over the pros and cons of weddings abroad, guest lists and the right dress as well as all the challenges that go with it – like doing exactly what you want at the expense of others.

I’ve also been getting tips from a colleague about the hen party that she’s had to organise recently as I’ll be helping out with my sisters next year, but it suddenly dawned that next year, my sisters wedding will be the third time I’ll be a bridesmaid. The old superstition hit me like a slap in the face from a wet fish! – Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride. Never? really? NEVER? Well, thankfully, not quite:

“Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride”. The Bridesmaid’s role is to protect the bride from evil forces. Therefore, if a maid is exposed three times to the harmful spirits, then she will not herself be pure to marry. Unless, that is, she goes on to perform this role for a total of seven times – then she is safe to marry!

Are superstitious old wedding wives’ tales really to be believed? I honestly think not, but they’re good bit of fun and add some drama to old traditions.

So after next year, only four more weddings need to have me as a bridesmaid then I’ll be good to marry again….

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