Here at Irish Coin Cufflinks, we are not too Superstitious, however back in the day they took it very seriously, and below are some Irish Superstitions for weddings. Enjoy www.Irishcoincufflinks.com Irish Superstitions In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Irish believed that if the sun shone on the bride, it would bring good luck to the couple. It was also lucky to hear a cuckoo on the wedding morning or to see three magpies. After the wedding ceremony, it was important that a man and not a woman be the first to wish joy to the new bride. Some other Irish superstitions and customs are: It’s good luck to have your birthstone in your engagement ring, even if that stone is otherwise thought to be an unlucky gem. The earrings you wear on your wedding day will bring you luck & happiness ever after. It’s lucky to tear your wedding dress accidentally on your wedding day. It’s good luck if a happily married woman puts the veil on you, but bad luck to put it on yourself. It’s lucky to be awakened by birds singing on your wedding morning. If you look at the sun when you leave for your wedding, your children will be beautiful.