A wedding in the south is a big deal. It is full of old traditions, timeless etiquette and phenomenal food.
There is a lot to love about a Southern wedding. There is comfort food, age old traditions, gorgeous trees covered in Spanish moss, family and of course great music!
When it comes to the wedding cake, there are dozens of traditions. Such as keeping the top of the cake for the first anniversary and feeding your newly wed spouse a piece of cake (and maybe even covering their face in it). Another tradition is one many people in the south are familiar with. It is the Cake Pull. Charms attached to pieces of ribbon are baked into the cake and before the cake is cut, each bridesmaid picks a charm and pulls. Each charm signifies something that will come in the future. A fun southern tradition.
The next tradition actually falls into the spring trends of this year. It is the tradition of light colored suits. The south gets HOT in the summer, so light colored suits make sense for an outdoor southern wedding. A light grey or off white suit are very common traditions in the good ole’ south!
Some people believe rain is good luck on their wedding day, while others would do almost anything to avoid it. A great old southern tradition is “Bury the Bourbon”. It is a tradition that is still practiced because brides are so worried that their perfect day will be ruined by rain. The tale says if you bury a full bottle of bourbon upside down at your wedding venue exactly one month before your wedding day, it will keep the rain away. Would also make GREAT photos!
Mason jars are the “in thing” now. They are southern-style and wonderful for serving beverages at your wedding. Serve cocktails in mason jars, classic coca-cola and sweet tea! A southern favorite!
Every southern woman seems to own a pair of pearls and what is a southern bride without them? Love them in jewelry or even as decorations!
And of course we cannot forget the southern food! Anything from oysters (if you are in the Charleston area) to BBQ (Alabama!). Southern chefs know how to do it right!