Fun Trivia: Why are Chimney Sweeps considered good luck?

The tradition of Chimney Sweeps kissing the bride and shaking the groom’s hand for good luck started about 200 years ago after a London chimney sweep saved the life of King George III. King George was riding horseback in a royal procession when a dog ran from the crowd and began nipping at the King’s horse. The horse reared, and to the horror of the crowd, almost threw the King off of the horse! A lone and sooty figure of a man, a chimney sweep, stepped into the road and caught the horse’s halter. The sweep had been the only person brave enough to stop the King’s out of control horses and carriage. By Royal Decree, the King proclaimed that Chimney Sweeps should be regarded as Lucky! When people saw a chimney sweep, they thought they would be blessed with good luck, and as the years went by, it became a tradition to have a chimney sweep attend your wedding, therefore blessing your future marriage with good luck and happiness.

To this day, a Chimney Sweep is considered a sign of good luck, wealth, and happiness! Make your Wedding Day complete—invite the lucky Chimney Sweep!

Chim chiminey,
Chim chiminey,
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky
As lucky can be