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Wedding Superstitions - Burying the Bourbon!

Lynnie, on April 17, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 35
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How much do you buy into this southern wedding superstition ?

Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at your ceremony site, you’ll ensure great weather on the wedding day! It needs to be a full and unopened bottle of bourbon, and buried upside down for “maximum weather persuasion”. There are two different beliefs on when you should bury the bottle - some say exactly one month prior to your wedding, others say on a day with beautiful weather you want to replicate. Either way - after the "I dos" the newlyweds go dig up the bottle and enjoy it with everyone to celebrate its success!

Will you bury the bourbon to beg for sunny skies? Married folks - did burying the bourbon keep the rain at bay?


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35 Comments

Latest activity by Tara, on April 11, 2019 at 7:52 PM
  • Kaye
    VIP October 2018
    Kaye ·
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    I'm not from the south, but I am getting married in the south to a very sweet southern gentleman. I will definitely be burying the bourbon. Fortunately, the month prior's date is a Friday and I can sneak on the venue property and do a little "gardening" if I don't get caught by the park rangers. Smiley smile


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  • HJKvr
    Expert September 2018
    HJKvr ·
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    I'm from the south and never heard of this. But I like it! Smiley smile

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Never heard of this and don't really buy into it at all. FH and I are not liquor drinkers.

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  • PrincessLawrence
    VIP June 2018
    PrincessLawrence ·
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    This is the first I have ever heard of this. Cool idea but we are not doing.

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  • Stephanie
    Devoted July 2018
    Stephanie ·
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    I am from the south but have not heard of this. I love it though and just might have to try it.
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  • CarrieAndBert
    Expert June 2018
    CarrieAndBert ·
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    Never heard of it and I'm from the south. But we are getting married in a public beach so no for us.
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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    We're not from the South and never heard of this before joining this site. No, we won't be doing it. I don't think our venue would let us anyway.

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  • A
    Devoted March 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Never heard of this one, but with getting married in March in New York, I can use all the weather good luck I can get.
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  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie ·
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    This is a new one to me, I'm unfamiliar with this superstition and won't be following it.

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  • Brianna
    VIP May 2018
    Brianna ·
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    Never heard of this, so we won't be following it.

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  • Kaylyn
    Super May 2019
    Kaylyn ·
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    I want to do this one but I’m not sure if our venue will let us
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  • O
    Master October 2017
    O ·
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    Never heard of this superstition before wedding wire, about 5 months before my wedding. We didn't do this.
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  • Mrs. Sponge
    Master April 2018
    Mrs. Sponge ·
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    I've never heard of this. We will not be burying the bourbon.

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  • Mmssecrets
    Devoted March 2019
    Mmssecrets ·
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    Never heard of this. Definitely not doing this and I'm 90% sure my ceremony site won't let most people do this.
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    FH is very southern and all of his family and friends have done this! Unfortunately, we are getting married in a church so we can't really dig a hole there to bury at the ceremony site. Definitely like the tradition though, but we won't be following it.

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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
    rica ·
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    I’ve never heard of this but it sounds fun!
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  • NikNak
    Master September 2018
    NikNak ·
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    Never heard of this as a NY'er, but I think if I tried to do something like this, I'd be told to leave the venue... we're at a historic site on a college campus, LoL Smiley xd

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  • plangalCG
    VIP May 2018
    plangalCG ·
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    Never heard of this as a Yankee who lives just past the Mason Dixon, but I’m getting married in NC. It would probably wash out to sea if I did..,does burying it in my stomach count? 😂
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  • Xandria
    VIP December 2018
    Xandria ·
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    I've never heard of this! Fascinating. We won't be digging up anything on the day of the wedding! I'm so anti dirt in all forms....

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  • SoKatiiee
    Devoted June 2018
    SoKatiiee ·
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    I lived in the south but have never heard of this one! Cute- but I'll pass. FH and I don't even drink hard Liquor

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