Wednes·day or Wed·nes·day?
When I was small, I recall my mother telling me that the day of the week that used to be reserved for weddings was indeed Wednesday. I’d walk ’round forming the word in my mouth as “Wed·nes·day,” and perhaps think of what my groom might resemble in mind, in body. As a child’s brain often twists in on itself, I never got far in my pursuit of the ultimate groom.
How quickly those dreams of first kisses and cakes are replaced by first houses and babes, only to replaced by first doubts on if you’ve chosen all the correct firsts in the first place. I long to get back to who won first place in the quest(s) for our heart palps.
Wedding Wednesdays: Submissions
With this comes the true occasion for which I post: I wish for wedded couples to get back to the bliss that is the nuptials, to the party that took place directly after. I’m interested in hearing the stories of wedded bliss that you’d like to share, along with one photo from your wedding that best represents how you felt that day. Those happy vibes might be called upon more often than you’d like as you muddle through your first fight, the seven year itches, or maybe just hard days in between that your spouse may not be privy to.
Care to Submit to Wedding Wednesdays?
If you’d like to take part in this series, e-mail me your photo along with your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be thrilled to feature it. What a testament it will be to your partner as well as to young lovers looking to say, “I do.”
Marriage is not made of cake, but it can be strangely beautiful and moving. Let’s move one another during this season of weddings. Let’s recall the special moments that were precisely why we wed our partner in the first place. For our relationships are unique as our wedding bands, and yet we all wear them in honor of the vows spoken on that most significant day.
Within this month, we are attending the nuptials of two couples that are so in love, and yet will celebrate this love in vastly different ways. I am so excited to witness both ceremonies, to play my little part in presiding over such affairs of young and earnest love. I just want to celebrate moments like this each and every Wed-nesday.
For fun, I will leave you with these history bits regarding Wedding Wednesdays (according to The Almanac):
- “In early U.S. history, Wednesday was the luckiest day for weddings. Friday was avoided as the “hangman’s day.”
- Sunday used to be a popular wedding day; it was the one day most people were free from work. Puritans in the seventeenth century put a stop to this, believing it was improper to be festive on the Sabbath. Today, Saturdays are busiest, despite this old rhyme:
Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all.
- June is still the most popular month to marry, followed by August, July, May, and September. The goddess Juno was the protector of women in all aspects of life, but especially in marriage and childbearing, so a wedding in Juno’s month was considered most auspicious.
- The idea of June weddings also comes from the Celtic calendar. On the Cross-Quarter Day of Beltane, or May Day (May 1), young couples would pair off to court for 3 months and then be wed on the next Cross-Quarter Day (Lammas Day, August 1). Youths being impatient, the waiting period was shortened to mid-June, and the popularity of June weddings was ensured.”
I hope to hear from you married love-doves regarding Wedding Wednesdays soon!