Weddings are so wonderful because they bring all your college friends together, many of which you haven't seen since graduation (or the last school friend's wedding). I went to the University of Texas in Austin, and many of my college friends weddings will be taking place in the South. Did you know there are many traditions that take place at Southern Weddings that Northerners such as myself have never heard of? This week I am going to highlight these traditions, and in order to differentiate between Northern and Southern Weddings, I've turned to my friends, Stephanie Veeder and Lindsey Fox. Stephanie and Lindsey grew up in Texas and now live in Chicago and have been to their fair share of weddings from both regions.
I came up with the idea to do Southern Wedding Week when I heard Lindsey talk about a Bridal Luncheon at dinner the other night. I figured it was just a different title for a shower. I was wrong. The bridal luncheon is given by the bride (or bride's family) as a way of honoring her bridesmaids, and is typically thrown the day of the rehearsal dinner. The luncheon is an opportunity to relax and spend time together before the craziness of the weekend begins. It is also an opportune time for the bride to give her maids' gifts, and sometimes the bridesmaids bring gifts for the bride.
Let me know if you are from the North and had a Bridal Luncheon, or if you have any opinions on it.
Please check back tomorrow for some more insight into Southern Weddings!