A bottle of bourbon next to flowers
Burying A Bottle Of Bourbon Is A Southern Wedding Tradition
A month before they say, "I do," Southern couples bury a bottle of bourbon as a way to ward off rain clouds on their wedding day. This ritual has a few very specific rules.
When they bury the bourbon, they have to time it right down to the minute. If the wedding is on May 15 at 5 o’clock, the bourbon must be buried on April 15 at the same exact time.
Couples should also bury their bottle on the site where their vows will take place. It must still be sealed and unopened, and it must be placed in the ground upside down.
The couple unearths the bourbon immediately following the ceremony, and it's shared by all present. Interestingly, no one knows the exact origins of the bourbon-burying tradition.