Post # 1
I’ve got a question about the Second Line. I always assumed that it was traditional for all southern Louisiana weddings to incorporate the second line because every wedding I’ve ever been to has had it. Then a friend of mine told me that only Catholics could do it and that it was tacky for anyone else to do it. I’m not sure what to think now! I’m an Episcopalian, but I always thought it was a southern Louisiana tradition, not just limited to one denomination.
Any thoughts? Would it really be tacky to still do it?
ps there’s no “Louisiana” board, so this is going in etiquette 🙂
Post # 3
whoever told you second lines are only for catholics is crazy. more info is here.
eta: here’s a better history
Post # 4
Thanks so much! I found it kind of odd that she was trying to tell me that, but she is totally that type of person lol
Thanks for all the help!
Post # 5
no problem! is she married? i bet she told you that because she doesn’t want you to do something she did at her wedding. or she’s jealous that you get to have one. either way, she’s crazy.
also, there is a new orleans board! it’s here.
Post # 6
She is engaged actually. She’s Catholic, so she can do it regardless, but she definitely would be the type to do that. She’s very competitive about stuff like that. Ok, thanks for the NOLA board! 🙂
Post # 7
I think it’s mainly a SOUTH Louisiana tradition, regardless of religion. I’m from Central/North Louisiana, and I’ve never been to a wedding with a second line before. I moved to Baton Rouge about 3 years ago, and I’ve seen pictures of weddings from down here where they did a Second Line.
(Heck, I’m Baptist, where I’m from we don’t even drink or dance at our weddings!)
Post # 8
My Fi is from Louisiana and I recently learnt about the 2nd line. We’re incorporating it into the wedding and though we’re catholic all of my research on it never referred to our faith. Just that its a New Orleans tradition! Go for it!
Post # 9
Woah, I’ve never heard of this (northerner here!) but am intrigued after reading those links Kitzy posted — does that mean you would have a PARADE at/during/after your wedding!?
Because that is awesome!
Post # 10
@daydreamwanderer: Yes that is pretty much what it means and it is freaking great! I can’t wait for our second line. We are actually doing our second line back up the aisle after we say our I do’s! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIJVl8XN3nc