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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridal_shower

A bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding. ... A frequently quoted legend traces the origin of this practice to the 16th or 17th Century Netherlands. However, there are also parallels with many dowry ...

www.theamericanwedding.com/blog/2009/bridal-showers-parties-with-a-purpose

Jan 22, 2009 ... Have you ever asked yourself what is the purpose of a bridal shower? Do you think is just another way for the bride to accumulate more gifts?

www.theknot.com/content/hot-topic-are-wedding-showers-going-out-of-style

Strawberry bridal shower theme with vintage place settings ... junky stuff and most of it is just fine as long as it can function, but some of it is really falling apart.

www.ehow.com/facts_4964333_what-purpose-wedding-shower.html

The wedding shower--or bridal shower--is one of the many important events preceding a wedding where a bride gathers with women in her family or women in ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-litner/stop-inviting-me-to-your-_b_1903778.html

Sep 26, 2012 ... Can't the theme of a bridal shower be a bridal shower? When did this become ... So what purpose does the bridal shower still serve? Why are ...

worldbridemagazine.com/3546/modern-lessons-from-history-the-bridal-shower

Aug 28, 2014 ... Tracing its origin back to 16th century Holland, the bridal shower was initiated as an alternative to the dowry system. Friends and families gave ...

www.topweddingquestions.com/blog/bridal-shower-etiquette-top-10-rules-bridal-shower-etiquette

Jun 4, 2014 ... Sorry to burst this expectation bubble, but shower gifts should be much less expensive than wedding gifts. Hey, the purpose of the party is ...

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080810225830AAhcYpy

Engagement party- to celebrate the engagement of the couple together. The gifts , if any, bought are for BOTH the bride to be and groom to be.

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It is said the bridal shower began in the Netherlands as a way to provide needed household goods to a Dutch woman who wished to marry a poor miller instead ...