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Originally Posted by sisterofthebrideerica View Post
My sister's FI is African-American and she will be jumping the broom to honor his family and their traditions. I did some reasearch to find out the "why" behind it. Most commonly it was done in the south when slaves wanted to signify getting married. They were not leagally allowed to get married so they would jump the broom as a couple to represent them getting away from their "owners" and jumping towards freedom and a new life together. I think it will be a great part of the ceremony.

On a side note, my family is Jewish and my sisters FI will be stomping on a glass to honor our traditions. It is basically done to ward off any evil spirits around the wedding and the marriage will last as long as it takes to put the glass together!!
This is so sweet!!! I love how they are so open in sharing each others culture and traditions!

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Lucky you have a FI with an open mind about these things Savannah! My FI thinks everything is silly. Everyday I hear about how the wedding industry is a huge scam and I am just another victim. Well I LOVE it!

I think your jumping of the broom will be wonderful - what are your colors?
Crimson and ivory with just a few gold accents, Nikki. And don't go giving him too much credit just yet. I still haven't said a word about this. hahahaha! In fact, about a lot of things, he says the same thing as your FH. His record gets stuck right at "..this isn't ABOUT all that. This was supposed to be us and a few people on the beach and now its flowers and music and 4 bridesmaids ..blah blah blah"

I just tell him that he had specific things he wasn't willing to do without. In fact, the whole destination wedding thing was his idea! He said its his dream to get married on the beach in Mexico, so I was fine with it. He knows me, and knows that I don't halfass anything I do, so if we were going to do it it was going to be done right. He won't get married without his mother and his brother (who happens to be his best man/friend). I accept that. But if the most important people in his life are going to be there, so are mine! Tit for tat, so he just shuts up most of the time and deals. He might start out trying to get cute about something, I just flip it. Half his griping is about the money being spent, but then I just remind him of his $400 Playstation 3 and the $50 games that go with it, his weekend trip to Chicago to see Kid Rock with the fellas, his atv that he's getting this summer.....and he shuts up pretty fast. rofl.gif

He started in on photography costs last week and I just looked him dead in the eye and said "Madden 2008". He quickly turned over and said "OK, sorry. Nevermind."rofl.gif

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I plan to jump the broom as well. I'm just trying to figure out how to get it down to Jamaica along with all my other stuff!
I'm thinking of having someone carry it in a garment bag. As long as they can lay it flat in the overhead compartment, it should make it ok. They should be slightly shorter than a regular broom anyway, right?

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I'm thinking of having someone carry it in a garment bag. As long as they can lay it flat in the overhead compartment, it should make it ok. They should be slightly shorter than a regular broom anyway, right?
You know, I think you're right. I think it is shorter. Great idea for transporting it! I'd seen the site you posted earlier and thought it would be easier to just order a pre-made one. I just have too much crap to do to add that to the list!

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Iriebride- I know what you mean. You're countdown is in full force, so you probably need to simplify as much as possible!

 

I've got the time...hell, I've got nothing BUT time right now, so I need to make use of it so afterward I'm not talking smack about how I wish I had gotten to do blah blah blah.

 

I actually found a site that does custom brooms...a family type of thing. They aren't wedding brooms, but I think they are GORGEOUS and I love how full they are. And she sells them dirt cheap. I'm almost sure I'm ordering this one that is only $30. Hard finding a site that sells them bare with no embellishments for a diy project, but this would work I think. I can always have fh shorten the handle a bit if necessary to make it a go. Beautiful carved "twisty" handle and those full soft bristles. I'll try to attach a pick and the site address for anyone who might want to order from her. She's a really nice lady. Even with the shipping, it will be cheaper than the cheapest bare bones one I've seen on most sites and even the diy materials will bring it in well under the hundred + mark. I've yet to see any I really liked for less than $125. I'm thinking this might cost me a total of $60, but I do want to do mini's for my bridesmaids. I sent the pic to them yesterday and they all liked the idea.

 

Ok, here's the site: Kentucky Broom Lady--Kentucky Broom Lady--Handmade Brooms by Followin' Family Traditions--Brooms

 

And a pic of some of her work:

 

Click the image to open in full size.

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Hahahaha..I just had to post. I finally said something to him about this and boy, I must have picked a good day. He CHEERFULLY said "Ya, I'll do it. I know you want to." and that was that.

 

Who put uppers in his Cheerios?

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i plan on making mine at Michaels or AC Moore as a make and take. Get an associate to help me and just pay for the materials that were used.

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