(Closed) Weddings in the South vs. the rest of the country!

posted 8 years ago in Alabama
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I was going to say, same as you–I’m in the “old south” too!  I already have two bridal showers in the works and I think I got shunned for telling someone I didn’t want bridal portraits. Also, omg, is it such a freaking crime to not register at Belk, geez?

I’ve noticed that just about everywhere else, people’s parents don’t pay for the weddings. I suspect in the next 10 years or so, the south might start following that trend.

I am sooo not having a traditional southern wedding. My family is going to be so confused 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Haha good for you!! I’m glad you’re doing what you want 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What type of traditions are you referring to? My mom is very old fashioned/traditional.

Post # 7
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Newbee

am i the only one who finds the idea of the “OLD SOUTH” pretty creepy?  to me, old south means – apart from the tradition of parents paying – slavery, segregation, and other unsavory things.  the ‘old south’ is a pretty complicated time period that shouldn’t be reduced just to chivalry and cheeriness!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yay! Another Alabama bride! I’m not too far from Selma : )

I’m not really following the typical southern traditions because no one is really happy, or cares, that I’m getting married. My FIL’s seem to be the only ones who give a crap, but that’s another story.

So, there isn’t going to be an engagement party or a bridal party. My parents aren’t paying for anything other than my dress, no bridal portraits…

@malaika: I don’t think she means Old South in that way. It’s hard to explain really, but it has nothing to do with slavery and segregation. It’s the style, and the tradition and the way of life. Southern people get it, and it’s hard to explain it to other people. At least that’s the way I look at it. Also, Selma is a town that hasn’t really “changed” all that much in some places. As in the appearance of the stores and things. So it still is “Old South”. Also, it’s an old town…

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

woo hoo for southern brides! another thing i noticed..girls in the south tend to marry at a young age.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m not from the South by any means….Canada actually! My family is still pretty traditional though. I think it has a lot to do with family upbringing and specific towns. My family is originally from the East Coast and my grandmother is very strict and traditional about many things. My parents are paying for my wedding and they’ve been throwing parties and showers left, right, and centre. The girls in our circle also marry young and are very competitive about their weddings!!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@totheislnds: I haven’t really noticed that… Hm. Maybe I’m not paying attention. I’ll be 22 when I tie the knot, but I haven’t heard or seen any brides younger than 24 in quite a while.

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