Have you ever heard of burying bourbon before your wedding? Most people haven’t, but supposedly if you bury a bottle of bourbon upside down, one month before your wedding where you are getting married then you will have great weather on your wedding day!
You can probably file this under a crazy and possible not true Southern tradition, but with an outdoor wedding and no solid rain plan, I was happy to do something weird to help ensure beautiful weather. Plus Hunter loved that it included bourbon..
Post and Courier wrote an article about the tradition back in 2014, and apparently it’s more of a modern thing, which explains why several friends hadn’t even heard of it before. Well on April 14th the two of us met at the Island House at lunch to bury a bottle of Maker’s 46. Hunter went with Maker’s instead of his favorite, Blanton’s, because of the wax sealed top.
During the reception we (aka Hunter) dug up the bottle!
I’m not saying the bourbon was the reason we had amazing weather in May, but I’m not denying it either. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, we had a great breeze and the temperature was perfect.
Did you bury bourbon before your wedding day? I’d be interested to know who else knew about this crazy, Southern tradition!
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Glad you had good weather. Didn’t you post a picture of a really cool bow tie? I would like to get one of those for my husband as a present. Can you help?
Hey Mary Ann, I’d love to help! Hunter got his bowtie from Brackish Bowties, the Bloom one: http://brackishbowties.com/
You can buy them online and they are sold in some stores too. Looks like Martin Freeman sells them in Sarasota, and Chancellor’s Clothing does in Columbus.
Ps – you can see a picture of his bowtie here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGrmcDYwF5V/?taken-by=coastalkelder
Cool tradition! I love the photos 🙂
Haha I have never heard of this before, but what a fantastic idea – anything helps to try and keep the rain away for an outdoor wedding, right?? I am going to send your post to my sister-in-law who has an outdoor vineyard wedding a month from tomorrow!
Meg, Borrowed Heaven
Our friends who just got married in Maine buried some a month before and the 60% of rain went down to 0. ☀️ I swear it works!
How have I never heard of this?! What a fun idea, though! I hope you told Maggie that she can thank you for the beautiful wedding-day weather in Charleston!