Post # 1
Okay so the Tradition is this “Southern Folklore says that is you bury a bottle of bouron at the site where the bride and groom are to be married it won’t rain on your wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be buried upside down and must be completely full”
My question is this “How specific do you have to be regarding the ONE MONTH part?
Example: Our wedding is Saturday, October 4th 2014. Does this mean that we bury on the 4th of September (Thursday) or 2 weeks before the wedding on September 6th (Saturday). HELP!!”
ALSO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOWS HAS DONE THIS AND WHAT THE OUTCOME WAS! Thanks y’all!
Post # 2
Hmm, I am from the part of Kentucky where 90% of the bourbon in the world is made and I have never heard of this!
Post # 3
christina.sand89: I’ve never heard of this, but would assume to do it on the 4th. Month lengths vary.
I think you also mean 4 weeks, not 2 🙂
Post # 4
christina.sand89: I am about as Southern as they come and I have never heard of this tradition.
However; it is also said that rain on your wedding day means you’ll have good luck. So, I would rather it rain and have good luck than bury perfectly good bourbon 🙂
Post # 5
Also, I would only bury cheap bourbon. The bourbon gods might hate you if you sacrifice Woodford Reserve or Pappy Van Winkle (good luck finding that anyway)!
Post # 6
christina.sand89: That’s a fun tradition! But you do realize it won’t really matter. You burying bourbon won’t control the weather so I think you’re good either way.
Post # 7
I am from KY (the ultimate bourbon state) and I’ve never heard of this tradition. But it sounds fun!
If it’s an old tradition, I would guess it was based on the lunar cycle. So I’d say a “month” is a lunar cycle, which would mean you should bury on Sept 5, which is conveniently between your two other options.
Post # 8
That is a waste of bourbon if you ask me!! Bourbon is meant to be consumed … not buried!!!
Post # 9
Never heard of this tradition, but I’d do it on the 4th.
I also really want to try this now. Not because I believe it will work, but because we’re getting married in our backyard and I think it would be hilarious if somebody dug up the bottle during the reception and just started drinking it. Everyone loves a good single-month aged backyard bourbon, right?
Post # 10
same advice from the WW forum, you’d do it on September 4th
Post # 11
JenGirl: Me too. I said the same thing…..
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Post # 13
- Wedding: December 2014 - lindsay lakes, cypress TX
My family has deep, down Sothern roots and I have never heard of this! Interesting little old wives tale. It probably doesn’t matter when you do it – I’d say the 4th though. take some pictures and share!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC
I love this tradition! Fiance and I are planning on burying some Woodford Reserve because we went there right after getting engaged 🙂 I would do it on the 4th, like PPs said. dont forget to dig it up after so y’all can drink it!!
Post # 15
CarolinaPeach13: I love the Woodford Reserve Distillery. It’s about 20 minutes from my house! Buffalo Trace is really pretty too!