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How Much Do You Know About the Differences Between US and UK Wedding Traditions?
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue - these might be your good luck charms for your wedding, or will it be a horseshoe? Now that we've had time for a little rhyme, can you pick which of these is happening in the United States and which is happening across the pond in the U.K.?

There are certain customs that span the entire globe regardless of the culture. You'll often see brides wearing white. They'll be "given away" by their fathers who walk them down the aisle. And you might hear of friends being carried over thresholds by their new husbands. Although the similarities are what help us join the two cultures, the differences make for an interesting quiz! With an entire ocean separating them, it seems to make sense that there would be some massive differences between the United States' and the United Kingdom's wedding traditions. One nation expects a speech from the maid of honor while the other usually goes without. In one country, you'll often find the bridesmaid wearing white while it's a major faux pas in the other.

For some, the differences might seem insignificant. Depending on where it is, the wedding traditions will decide if you're shelling out a few hundred dollars on a bridesmaid dress versus whether the bride is buying it for you! Are you ready to walk down the aisle? Do you have a bouquet of wedding knowledge stuck in your head?- because here comes the quiz!

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