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Polish Wedding Shoes

huttonteks 3 | 6  
28 Aug 2008 /  #1
Polish Wedding Shoes---
I have heard that back in the 1800-1900's there was some tradition of "wedding shoes" and some special signifigance connected to these shoes. Does anyone know of this tradition or custom? Thanks
Kowalski 7 | 621  
29 Aug 2008 /  #2
I know bride needs to keep a small coin in her wedding shoes..for prosperity I think. Now it has been changed to papper money.

Also bride shouldn't ever receive shoes from her husband-to be, as she would leave him.
listentosylvia 1 | 6  
12 Sep 2008 /  #3
Well. I think if the Polish family is Catholic, shame on them if they believed in these superstitions. Really! I mean come on, the bride is so damn stressed already and putting a coin in her shoe will only make her even more uncomfortable. Poor brides - no wonder they transform to bride-zillas.
12 Sep 2008 /  #4
Polish family is Catholic, shame on them if they believed in these superstitions.

My Mom and her sisters were/are very superstitious......that's where I inherited my own superstitions from.

And we were all raised Catholics too !
OP huttonteks 3 | 6  
15 Sep 2008 /  #6
Yes, very strange, but all I know is that the "older" people see to put a great deal of importance of the "polish wedding shoes". Just trying to figure out why and what it all apparently made these shoes in Poland in the late 1800 and early 1900's. Seem to be great important "big deal", cant get any info on who or who or what. Find many strange ideas connected with weddings - like the bride dance, where everyone puts a dollar in the apron of the maid of honor to have a dance with the bride ---- her last dance with the public. Seems a strange thing
Kowalski 7 | 621  
15 Sep 2008 /  #7
As strange as believing in one ancient civilization story.

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