Find Lucky Chimney Sweeps for your wedding
In the UK it is considered a good omen if a bride sees a chimney sweep on the day of her wedding.
"Good Luck will rub off when he shakes hands with you" is a famous line made by Bert in the Internationally famous film Mary Poppins. In keeping with this sharing of luck, when the groom shakes hands with a Lucky Chimney Sweep, he also gives permission to the sweep to give a "Lucky Kiss" to the new bride.
In the absence of the real chimney sweep, lucky Chimney Sweep Keepsakes are available to buy as gifts to be presented to the bride and groom on their wedding day. Scottish brides are given a lucky horseshoe tied with the ribbon of her tartan or blue ribbon.
Other superstitions considered to bring good luck and fortune is for a bride to meet a lamb, a dove, see a spider, or a black cat on her way to church. Some not so lucky ones are if she sees a pig or funeral, with country brides fearing the crowing of a cock after dawn on her wedding day. It is also fortunate that if on the journey to the church the bride sees a policeman, clergyman, doctor or a blind man.
For good luck, the groom should give a coin to the first person he sees on his journey to the church, which could be a neighbour watching him leave, or the driver of his car to the church.
Most lucky charms and symbols are available online and through main high street shops. Don't go crazy though. There are so many, you'll be burdened down fearing leaving something out, so pick one and let your good fortune be taken care of with that.