Chicago, Illinois has the largest number of Polish citizens in any city in the world except Warsaw, Poland [source: Regencia].
Polish weddings tend to be lively affairs with food and dancing. The last dance, however, is the most notable. Known as the Bridal Dance, this Polish tradition involves all the wedding guests, the bride, dancing, money and an apron.
Before the newlyweds leave the reception, a female friend or family member of the bride puts on an apron while the new Mrs. briefly dances with each of the guests. However, spins with the bride aren't free, as each guest is expected to place money in the apron. The father of the bride is usually the first to dance and deposit cash, and the groom is the last, but his donation is more than a few spare bills -- it's his entire wallet! After the groom drops his wallet, he carries his bride off, and the reception is officially over [source: Polish American Cultural Center].