There is a French Canadian custom to the sock dance for weddings, but it was unknown to me and my family. The groom’s family is quite familiar with it.
The custom states that when a younger sibling gets married, the older unmarried siblings must do the sock dance by themselves and they must dance in their stocking feet. Could be an interesting night!
The groom has an older sister who is going to have the honour of wearing these and doing her thing. She did request that the socks match her dress (she will be a bridesmaid) and her dress is celadon green and comes to just below the knee. So, do you think they will match? :o)
The sister took belly dancing classes and we just had to attach pieces of the belt to the socks. There are bells sewn on throughout. The sister can make her own music just by walking/dancing around.
Have a great day!
Edited: Aug.10,2009. It seems there have been a number of searches for the French Canadian Sock Dance and this post did not have the correct custom information. This post has now been corrected.