The bride and her bridal shower

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Bridal Shower

Many years ago, when weddings were arranged by family members, it is said that a poor Dutchman fell in love with a girl whose father refused her a dowry. All their friends showered her with enough gifts to help them start a household. The the first “Bridal Shower” occurred at the end of the 19th century. It was said that at at the 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!