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A Victorian Wedding - Selecting the Wedding Day

As important as the day itself, is its selection. As you will see, Victorian brides are very careful in selecting the right month and day for their wedding, the responsibility given to her by the groom.1876 Calendar

Month

Named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, June is the most popular and romantic of all months to have a wedding. Legend has it that Juno bestows the gifts of prosperity and happiness to all brides who marry in "her" month. Another consideration for its popularity, especially in the farming areas is if she marries in June, it is likely that she will have a child in the Spring, allowing time for her to recover before the fall harvest.

April, November and December are also quite popular for Victorian weddings, as is October for its "bountiful harvests". May, on the other hand, is considered unlucky. According to an old proverb "Marry in May and rue the day. Marry in September's shine, your living will be rich and fine."

Superstition also revolves around the day in the week the couple chooses as you can see from this popular rhyme:

Marry on Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for crosses,
Friday for losses, and
Saturday for no luck at all.

And of course, Sunday, the Sabbath day, is totally out of the question.

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