Post # 1
I am not from Kentucky, but will be there this weekend for a friends wedding. I am handing out the programs at the Church, and yesterday the Bride emailed me the following instructions:
“I’m not sure if you guys know the Kentucky tradition, but you guys have to hand the programs out with your left hand, holding it between your index finger and thumb only. Oh, and you must remove your shoes before the first guest arrives. If you don’t, it is bad luck for the bride & groom 😉.
Now, even if standing in my bare feet in unknown places grossing me out, I will do whatever she needs me to do, but I have never heard of such a thing!! I even researched online, and came up with nothing. Have any of you ladies heard of this…just curious?!
Post # 3
@OUgal0004: Pretty sure she’s being silly 🙂
Post # 4
Thanks for the validation 🙂 We, the other gal and myself were thinking the same thing, but she has not taken any of it back yet!!
We will have to wait and see I guess.
Post # 5
You should tell her that you also heard that part of the tradition was wearing a giant bow on your head and only speaking in tongues.
Post # 7
LOL! I’ve grown up in Kentucky and been to many weddings, and that has never been the case! I think it was a dig on us being barefoot and backwards! If not – and she doesnt have a warped sense of humor (this is something I do have), just go along with it.. it’s not for long (Just be sure to wear flip flops! haha!!)
Post # 8
That sounds bizarre. I have never seen someone barefoot at a wedding ceremony (only at the reception after the drinks have flowed and we might kick off our heels under the table, lol.)
The only Kentucky tradition I know of, one of the venues told me:
When there is a day that has the perfect weather you want for your wedding, you bury a bottle of Kentucky bourbon. If you dig it up on your wedding day, you will have the same perfect weather!
I know its kind of cheesy, but I thought it was cute.