Since our wedding was taking place during the day in the middle of the summer, in Ontario, there was always a chance it would rain. And although a little rain might not have been the worst thing in the world, a lot of it, would have made things a little chaotic, to say the least. We made our "rain plans" and were sure to organise backup ideas should there but a storm but to give ourselves that little edge we decided to Bury a Bottle of Bourbon. Why do you ask? Well, it's an old southern tradition. They say that if your bury a bottle of bourbon at the site of your wedding, it will not rain on your wedding day. Seeing as it wouldn't hurt to give it a try, we head our lovely friend Maor help us pick a delicious bottle, and we headed out to the cottage a month before the wedding to bury the bourbon.
According to tradition, it must be buried a month before the day, buried upside down and must be full to ensure "maximum weather persuasion".
Although I can't promise it will work for everyone, leading up to our wedding day, it was calling for rain. LOTS of rain. And then when I woke up on the morning of our wedding, there were nothing but clear, blue skies!
On the morning of the wedding, Dan went out with the groomsmen and dug up the bottle. They each took a swig of the bourbon and then passed it onto the girls. We all did the same - giving us an extra little bit of liquid courage for the day. It was a fun little tradition we enjoyed having a part of our day, and I would suggest, even if it doesn't work, to give it a try on your wedding day!