Traditionally, Southern belles would order a
single layer of cake for their grooms, which
would usually reflect the groom’s particular
taste. The groom’s cake is usually frosted a
different color than the rest of the cake
(often chocolate) and remains a surprise
until it is cut.
Southern Wedding Themes: The
Southern brides would wear bridal
hats and gloves to
keep their skin protected from the sun. If
you are getting married outdoors on a ranch
or a plantation, you should think about
wearing these accessories during the
ceremony; you can always take them off for
Another way to incorporate southern wedding
traditions is for the bridesmaids to hold
parasols during the ceremony.
If you are a
guest at the wedding, Southern wedding
etiquette highly encourages that no one but
the bride wear white.
Southern-themed drinks such as mint juleps,
bourbon and whiskey, or sweet tea at the
local flowers into your bouquet, especially
magnolias or azaleas during the spring.
Have your linens
monogrammed with your initials.