Bridal Shower

The tradition of bridal showers originated in Holland. Legend has it that a Dutch girl wished to marry a poor miller's son, but her father disapproved of the union, and refused to provide a dowry. The girl's friends took it upon themselves to get her everything required to start her new home.

This custom became popular in Holland, and whenever a father disapproved of his daughter's choice of suitor, the girl’s friends would make sure that she could get married without her father's help. Each friend helping a bride prepare for her wedding would bring a small gift.
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According to another story, the first "Bridal Shower" occurred at the end of the 19th century. At a party, the Bride's friends placed small gifts inside a parasol and opened it over the Bride's head. When she opened the parasol, she was "showered" with presents!

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