The White wedding dress
White wedding gowns came into effect during the Victorian era and never left the American wedding traditions. Queen Victoria started a trend that seems to have stuck with us till time immemorial. It’s even known as American white wedding where the bride adorns her white dress for the big day.
Even the honeymoon is a custom. The honeymoon served as a hideaway for the couple. After the wedding day, the husband had to drive her bride away so that her family would not find them.
They were usually gone for about a month. The honeymoon is still relevant to the American wedding culture. It’s hard to imagine how weddings would be without a honeymoon.
Yep, its traditional too! Bridal showers were not meant to be a party for the bride to receive gifts. In 1500s, bridal showers were to help raise dowry money for brides and their families in Europe.
It was for those who could not afford one. Today, bachelorette parties in America are to spoil the bride before her wedding day.