Post # 1
Hi ladies!!! I’m getting married on October 4, and my fiance and I were looking forward to “burying the bourbon” a month before our wedding, on September 4, to ensure there’s no rain on the big day. According to local legend, the tradition is as follows:
If you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where you are going to get married, then you’ll have great weather on your wedding day. This should be done exactly one month prior to the wedding. The bottle should be kept completely full, and should be buried upside down to keep the rain away.
Well, today, my fiance found out that he has to go on an emergency trip for work, Thursday-Saturday, which means we will not be able to drive to our venue (2 hours away) and bury the bourbon on Saturday. One option would be to bury it in our backyard Thursday morning before he leaves. What do you think? Would you alter the tradition or just dispense with the idea?<br />
Post # 2
TroubadourTango: I guess I’m one that doesn’t believe in this sort of stuff (my parents always wanted rain because it meant that you would always have money). So, in that case, I would just not to do it, especially if you can’t to it the traditional way. However, if it is important to you, I would bury it in your backyard.
Also, where are you getting married? I would think a park or church would be pretty upset if you dug up their lawn to bury some bourbon.
Post # 3
Oh I agree completely re: the church or park. We’re getting married at a 200 year old plantation that welcomes the tradition (which is actually how I discovered it).
Post # 4
TroubadourTango: Hi. I think this same topic came up a few months ago and most of the Bees had never heard of it and the rest thought it was a waste to bury bourbon. Here it is for you in case you don’t get many hits…
Post # 6
I think I’d drink the bourbon!!!!!
Not very helpful, eh. Interestingly, I am from the part of Kentucky where 90% of the world’s bourbon is made and I have never heard of this tradition! LOL….
Post # 7
this is like, word for word, the same post i’ve now seen 4 times on wedding forums.
Post # 8
Mrs.Sawyertobe: Lol…good to know!
andixlyn: Sorry to be repetitive…I didn’t have a chance to search past posts.