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We’re working like busy little bees over here on our next (and gorgeous, might I brag!) edition of Southern Weddings! And, well, we need your help!

As you know, the true meaning of weddings is so important to us – so important, that we’re fixing to include the Sweet Tea Society manifesto right in our glossy, so even brides who pick up a copy off the newsstand can get in on the fun!

But here’s where y’all come in. You know what we believe, but now, we want to know what YOU believe. I may be partial to the part about magnolias and monograms, but doesn’t this make your heart light up like fireflies in a mason jar on a hot summer night? Whether it’s naming your future baby after your grandmother’s maiden name, or going the extra mile to make someone feel special, we want to know what you believe in.

Comment below and tell us! We’ll sprinkle our favorite answers throughout the next issue, so please only comment if it’s okay for us to include your quote, plus your first name, last initial, and hometown in print. We’d love to have you join us!

P.S. Haven’t gotten your Sweet Tea Society badge yet? Why, you can download one right here!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Laura reply

    Smelling honeysuckles as you drive with the windows down on a warm summer evening.

  2. avatar Stephanie B. reply

    The last drop of honeysuckle while chasing fireflies with the cup of your hand at dusk laughing like a child again.

  3. avatar Sheila Marie reply

    We believe a wedding reception isn’t complete without Lady Fingers on the sweets table. – Sheila H. Ocean Springs, MS

  4. avatar Elizabeth reply

    Red velvet and ruffles! And faith, family and tradition. :)

  5. avatar Amanda K.-Madison, Ga. reply

    I believe that wedding vows will hold true forever when God is the foundation of the marriage.

  6. avatar Carly T., Philadelphia reply

    Believe that you will be one of the fortunate couples to say “I do”…forever. My grandparents are both 91 and will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this year.

  7. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    I believe homemade always tastes better… I believe a good night’s sleep makes any challenge more manageable.

    Elizabeth P., Dallas TX

  8. avatar Nicole reply

    I believe a hug from someone you love can fix just about anything! Nicole S., Morgantown, WV

  9. avatar Heather reply

    The food always tastes better if it’s Grandma’s recipe.

  10. avatar Ashton reply

    I always smile when I make eye contact with people, because you have to show them what Southern Hospitality is all about.

    Ashton K.
    Mooresville, NC

    Looking forward to V5!

  11. avatar Jessica reply

    We believe that nothing makes a table scape more beautiful than fresh vegetables from daddy’s garden and warm biscuits from mama’s oven! Jessica J. Knightdale NC

  12. avatar Morgan Carwile reply

    Ice cream truck at the reception? Lovely childhood memories of summer time and ice cream from the ice cream truck. Also, rooting the local minor league baseball team.

  13. avatar Tamara Menges reply

    Hi ladies! Im a HUGE believer in all things on your manifesto!! LOVE that yall are putting marriage first, that is the reason for the wedding after all! Great job SW ladies!
    Im absolutely supporting my badge!

  14. avatar Tamara Menges reply

    Tamara M. Groves, Texas
    Hi ladies! Im a HUGE believer in all things on your manifesto!! LOVE that yall are putting marriage first, that is the reason for the wedding after all! Great job SW ladies!
    Im absolutely supporting my badge!

  15. avatar Katie reply

    Leaving love notes in my Fiance’s lunch box, or on his bathroom mirror.

  16. avatar Katie reply

    I forgot to say- Katie B. Raleigh

  17. avatar Molly Stillman reply

    A Southern lady knows that the most important part of the wedding is the union of a husband and wife with the Lord and the life-long marriage that comes when it’s all said and done. :)

    -Molly S., Hillsborough, NC

  18. avatar Kelsey reply

    I believe that even a Yankee like me can be a Southern girl at heart if she is charming, hospitable, and full of joy! -Kelsey F., Cochranton, PA

  19. avatar Leigh Pearce reply

    I believe that weddings have style and that themes are for proms. I believe that you should skip on traditions that don’t matter to you and embrace the ones that do. I believe that showing your guests Southern hospitality means more than any pretty little detail ever could (but they sure are nice!). – Leigh P., Greensboro, NC

  20. avatar whitney porter reply

    I believe that a pause and a deep breath can lock a perfect memory in your mind forever.

  21. avatar Mary Clark reply

    Love the manifesto! I believe that marriage is FUN, that God is GOOD, and that tea should always be SWEET. I believe that weddings should be filled with laughter, love, and beauty. I believe in capturing sweet moments and making them into beautiful memories that will be cherished for years to come. I believe that every wedding is special and that the Lord takes great joy in two becoming one.

  22. avatar Kendall LaRochelle reply

    We know that just because our daddy gives us away, it doesn’t mean our amazing mommas shouldn’t be honored in our ceremony too!

  23. avatar Jessica of My Baking Heart reply

    I believe in cowboy boots, handmade quilts and starry nights from the bed of an old pickup truck. – Jessica R., Denison, TX

  24. avatar Kristina reply

    I believe that where I come from we don’t return your tupperware empty; we refresh it with a homemade treat.

  25. avatar Brittany Mayer reply

    hey Ladies. I just water to say that I love this post. And I had to share this with people I know would understand.
    I have been through every nook and cranny in my home and never saw anything from my folks wedding other than an album and a gorilla mask (don’t ask). But just this year I somehow stumbled upon a gown bag I had never seen and checked it out. Inside was my mom’s veil, it is perfect and gorgeously romantic. I asked her if I could wear it and she was so excited about it! It means the world to me that I will have that from her when I walk down the aisle

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Brittany! I DO appreciate your story, and I bet your veil is gorgeous! So happy for you that you get to wear it down the aisle!

  26. avatar Mariah Hughes reply

    I believe that there is nothing more Southern, than obsessing over being southern! :)

    I believe that we’re all Steel Magnolias at heart!

    I believe that the most important man for a woman to love is her daddy!

    I believe that when life gives you lemons, put them in your sweet tea and thank God you’re from the South!

    *Gainesville, Florida*

  27. avatar Denise Oliveira reply

    I believe that Every Story is a Gift!

  28. avatar Mary Hines reply

    I believe you should spend your time, energy and budget on what is going to matter in 30 years and that it’s easy to say vows but living them out with integrity day by day is what marriage is all about.

  29. avatar Courtney reply

    Courtney from Murray, KY
    I believe that spending the extra dollar on letterpressed invitations and calligraphy has no price. After all, an invitation is the first part of any event the guests will see.

  30. avatar Theresa reply

    I believe in making your guests truly feel a part of your wedding celebration and surrounding them in Southern hospitality.

  31. avatar Emily reply

    I believe that time passes too quickly not to stop and smell the gardenias! It’s a reminder to enjoy the sweetness of life. -Emily M, New Orleans, LA

  32. avatar Nikki Zawol reply

    I believe in holding doors open for others and that a kind smile goes a long way.

  33. avatar Lindsay Heisler reply

    I believe in keeping true to your roots. I love the South (particularly the Low Country of South Carolina). There is a certain element that the South has. We hold our heads a little higher and strand a bit straighter. We are proud of our home and everything it has to offer!

  34. avatar Rebecca Brandt reply

    this sounds like a perfect place to share my marriage of 5 going on 6 years and being together for 10 and we are still in Bliss :)

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