6 American Wedding Traditions You Need to Know

America is a large, diverse country, and there is no "normal" or "correct" way to have a wedding. Traditions vary based on the couples' origins, religions, ethnicities, cultures, lifestyles, and preferences.

White Wedding Dress

The gown captured the public's imagination, and brides ever since then have also been wearing white. 

The Wedding Party

"They can be seen during the processional, standing on the sides of the couple during the ceremony, and at a reception."

The Wedding Processional

Most American weddings include a wedding processional, where the wedding party walks down the aisle at the beginning of the wedding ceremony.

The First Dance

At many weddings, the first dance is one of the most anticipated events. The newlyweds make their way to the dance floor and make their debut as a married couple.

The Wedding Cake

At many wedding receptions, the wedding cake is the centerpiece of the evening, claims Blum.

Throwing Rice for the Newlyweds

It's a tradition in American weddings to give the newlyweds a grand and festive exit. 

Central Rhine Railway, Germany

The Rhine Valley Line provides a relaxing trip through Germany's summertime countryside. Visit the attractive cities of Koblenz and Mainz along the route, and take in the soothing views of the riverfront vineyards.