If you are looking for a wedding tradition specific to the USA, you may be surprised to know that most traditions people incorporate in their weddings here actually did not originate in the U.S. at all. A majority of American wedding traditions are adopted from European countries, and they can either have religious or civil connotations. That said, here are a few examples of some of the most common wedding traditions in the U.S. The Bridal Shower Did you know that the original purpose of a bridal shower was not for the bride to receive gifts? In fact, a bridal shower’s original purpose was as a sort of fundraiser to help raise dowry money for a European bride and her family to help them pay for her wedding. American brides started their own bridal shower tradition - the one we know today - in or around the 1800s. The Wedding Procession In the United States, tradition dictates that the bride is the last person to walk down the aisle after the rest of the bridal par

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