Southern Wedding Traditions Part 1, Page 5

4) Bury the Bourbon: This tradition will definitely fall into the superstitious category! Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t! But it makes for an added fun activity to get excited about your big day!!! Make sure to follow the strict directions or you will get rained on!

My research was inconclusive as to where this tradition began, though some sources said Virginia, and some Tennessee. Regardless of the location, Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, then it won’t rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full and it must be buried upside down in order for it to keep the rain away

***Make sure to ask before you dig on private property!!!

A wedding in the South is a BIG deal. Most are full of old traditions, timeless etiquette, phenomenal food and exquisite charm!!

Next week….. Part Two!

Enjoy…

1st bridal portrait is from bridalguide.com

2nd bridal portrait is from elizabethannedesigns.com

3rd bridal portrait is from bridalguide.com

1st handkerchief photo is from weddingbee.com

2nd handkerchief photo is from http://theobriens9812.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html

1st groom’s cake photo is from theknot.com

2nd groom’s cake photo is from reallyfunworkshops.com

3rd groom’s cake photo is from http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2XdbIDH0Cwg/SoL12pzsacI/AAAAAAAAMqc/BLFT6rcKni8/s1600-h/TTU3.jpg

1st bourbon picture is from bourbonandboots.com

Bourbon Sign is from richmondweddings.com

2nd bourbon picture is from http://tumbledownsouth.tumblr.com/

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