Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 1 Hōngongoi 1914, Page 7
Superstitions* regarding marriage are common in all parts of the world. One is that a bride, on leaving her home for the wedding" trip, must step into the carnage right foot first. She should do the same when she first enters the home prepared for her after the bridal trip.
A favourite wedding-day in Scotland is December 31st, so that the young couple caiT"leave their old life with the old year, and begin their married life with the new one. In Italy no sharp-pointed wedding gifts are permitted.
A pretty custom, which, is tinged with superstition, is that of the bride, as she is about to leave her home after the ceremony, tossiijg her bouquet among her female friends. The one who catches it, is said, will be the next bride.