Post # 1
In Quebec, we have a tradition. It states:
Any sibling(s) of the bride and groom who are older then them and single (more specifically, not/never married), have to dance in ugly knitted socks. Any ugly pair of socks does the trick though, lol.
It is supposed to be humourous, and is essentially a form of busking: other guests reward the dancer(s) by throwing money at their feet, which they present to the bride and groom as a wedding gift.
At our wedding, my older sister and his older brother had to dance in their socks 😛
The song was ”I’m sexy and I know it”.
For your reference, haha:
What are some of your traditions? 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
This is NOT one we’re doing, but a coworker of mine a few years back when I lived in Ohio did a similar thing but instead of making the sibling dance in socks, they had to dance in a hog/pig trough…like this:
Post # 4
To @Ms_Purple: lol, that is called a Trough Dance, and also comes from the same French tradition source that @O.My.Heart: speaks about above.
See = http://www.ameriquefrancaise.org/en/article-395/Dance_of_the_Unwed_Older_Sibling.html
Curious… do you know if you have a French / French Canadian ancestory ??
Post # 5
@O.My.Heart: What fine sports the siblings are! I’d DIE!
Post # 6
hilarious! Love the Sock Dance!
I’m from Newfoundland – we have the Screech In – it’s not a wedding tradition per se but it’s a welcome to the family/honourary Newfoundlander tradition