Why Is it Bad Luck For the Groom to See His Bride Before the Ceremony on Their Wedding Day?

It’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride within twenty-four hours of the wedding ceremony for the same reason that brides wear veils.

When marriages were arranged by two families, the groom wasn’t allowed to see or even meet his bride until he lifted her veil after they were married.

This way, he couldn’t refuse to marry her if he didn’t like her looks.

The twenty-four-hour ban descends from that ritual.

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