If you are/were in a sorority, is there a wedding tradition for you?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well I was a Phi Mu (am a Phi Mu for life and an alum) and we did a candle ceremony where we’d pass it (candle would be covered at base with flowers) and the dropped, pinned, or engaged sister would blow it out.

We sang a certain song and it was very moving.  T was a KA and I’m not exactly sure.  They had a good time for just about every occasion I can guarantee.  I’ll ask him. 

At least since we’re way outta college now, he won’t get some form of hazing..at my brother in law’s university (where alot of my friends went) if the guy got engaged to a Delta Gamma, they’d tie him to the giant anchor in the front yard (their symbol) of the house!  And of course obnoxious singing would go on.

I loved my time in college..but I love being in an alumni group too! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom is a Chi O too!

I’m an Alpha Sigma Tau but the only real tradition is our local chapter’s dance to "Oh What A Night". I am not inviting many of my sorority sisters and I don’t think I’ll even plan to do the dance.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Can I just say, that the Chi-Os at my University had the second best cheers.  On bid night I’d get in trouble for doing theirs with them — they were so catchy!!

 With that said, I’m a Theta Phi Alpha and I’m sure there’s going to be lots of singing our chapter song, and chanting that night.  I’m also wearing my sister pin on the inside of my dress that day and my BMs that are sisters are carrying our sororities flower in their bouquet.

My FH is a Delta Chi and I’m certain that that’s going to result in lots of their handshaking and singing.  They are out of control.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

A tradition that I have read on other boards is that you give a flower of your sorority to each woman attending.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ooooh, Delta Gamma.  And the anchor.

We DGs have a song that we serenade the bride with.  And if she were to get engaged while still in school, we did a candle-pass.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was a Kappa Delta and my FI was a TKE, neither one of us really talks to anyone in our sorority/fraternity anymore lol so we won’t be doing any tradations. BUT we will be playing our school fight song (Texas Tech) at the reception and bringing all our college friends out on the dance floor to sing the fight song with us 🙂  

@Bellenga: The KAs at my school would always sing to the girls right at midnight at every frat party they every had, those "southern gentlemen"

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Delta Zeta, here. ^_^ We did candle passings in college as well. When one of my sorority sisters walked down the aisle, she had sisters seated on the ends of the aisles and they handed her pink roses as she walked down to create her bouquet. Very sweet.

Other than that we don’t really have any traditions, other than our chapter’s obsession with singing along to Margaritaville with our altered lyrics at the reception, prompting WTF?s from everyone else. ^_^

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

Pi Phi had a traditional way to tell everyone you were engaged if it happened while you were in college.  We did it for my MOH at her bachelorette party (she was engaged years after we graduated) and all had a good laugh- oh and she cried 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Ga8Gal I’m a Tau too! 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ooh, and FI is a Lambda Chi (same as Kenny Chesney he always likes to say!) we’ll have a few Taus and Lambda Chis at our wedding, but I don’t know if we’ll do any traditions.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

Yay for DG! our chapter had a line dance that was inevitably done tipsy at any formal event.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m a Kappa Delta and my FI is a Lambda Chi Alpha! Both my sorority and his fraternity have the same flower (white rose) and so I think we will give each member attending a white rose!

Yay, a greek thread!

@AnnieAAA- nice to see another KD around the boards!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

VegasBaby — what chapter are you? We were the only national sorority at my college until my senior year when Alpha Xi Delta colonized. It’s always fun to touch base with someone in the same sorority — especially since there weren’t a lot of AST chapters near me!

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