Burying the Bourbon
To prevent rain on your wedding day, bury a bottle of bourbon 30 days before your big day. Follow the instructions exactly or it will not work. (Which is kind of okay...because you have a bottle of bourbon and the honeymoon to compensate)
- The bottle must be completely full and sealed (no taste-testing!)
- The bottle must be buried upside down as close to the place you plan to say your vows as possible.
- On the day of the wedding, the newlyweds dig up the bottle and enjoy it with their friends.
This is so not what it sounds like -- we promise! Similar to a house warming party, newlyweds are given flour, butter, sugar, eggs and other kitchen essentials by the pound to help them get started on their new life...You know the one where they get fat together quickly.
Let's face it, other than the bachelor party and the honeymoon, the actual wedding is much more for us girls. I think he is okay with that, but go all out on the groom's cake. Make sure it is the flavor he likes and says something about his personality. He will love it!SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE (AND A SIXPENCE IN MY SHOE?)
Humans used to be a superstitious bunch. This rhyming phrase neatly lists a number of English customs dating back to the Victorian age which, when worn in combination, should bring the bride oodles of fabulous good luck.
The something old was meant to tie the bride to her family and her past.
The something new represented her new life as the property of a new family.
The item borrowed was supposed to be taken from someone who was already a successfully married wife, so as to pass on a bit of her good fortune to the new bride.
The color blue (Virgin Mary-approved!) stood for all sorts of super fun things like faithfulness, loyalty, and purity.
The sixpence, of course, was meant to bring the bride and her new groom actual, cold, hard fortune. Just in case that wasn't enough, brides of yore also carried bunches of herbs (which most brides now replace with expensive, out-of-season peonies) to ward off evil spirits.