The tradition of carrying the bride over the threshold is a symbolic gesture that dates back to ancient times. It has different origins and meanings depending...
As history has it, the first bridal shower is believed to have taken place in Holland. A father rejected his daughter’s choice of a poor miller as her husband. When the father did not approve the marriage, her friends “showered” her with gifts in order that she receive her traditional dowry she needed to set up house.
The actual full rhyme, which dates from Victorian England, is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver six pence in her shoe.”
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