Thinking about changing (OR NOT changing) your surname after the wedding? The Feminist Bride returns as a guest on the Bridechilla Podcast to discuss the wedding tradition of name change (Ep #226).
Ever wonder what the point of flower girls and ring bearers are beyond celebratory cuteness?
When it came to invitation etiquette, Galanes stated “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” And while he was specifically referring to a holiday party invitation and not a wedding, discounting the importance of getting your friends’ names right is by no means a small issue. Wouldn’t we all feel more comfortable going to a party where the host knew our name?
What’s the worst that can happen when you take the plunge?
Here are some ring alternatives that help make your wedding more eco-friendly.
When I saw Katherine Heigl in yet another wedding/rom com movie, I rolled my eyes. What other type of Wedding Industrial Complex and women-are-only-valuable-if-they’re-in-a-relationship shenanigans is she getting into this time?
Does posting a picture each day over seven days prove to yourself, your marriage and the Internet that you love your spouse?
Dressing alike has everything to do with spirit, but not team spirit as one might think…
There’s a new fashion trend at bachelorette parties. Does it empower women or give new meaning to the phrase “dick head”?
Rather than let a wedding dress collect dust or sit in a landfill, consider doing some good by donating it.
For the last 30-plus years, Miss Piggy has chased, bamboozled, coerced and sometimes karate-chopped Kermit towards marital submission. However, the slippery amphibian has continuously dodged and spurned her advances. Why after so many years of cat and mouse is marriage Miss Piggy’s pièce de résistance?
If you didn’t have enough reason to get all Leslie Knope on Joe Biden…
They’re good ones!
10 Wedding Bouquet Toss Alternatives That Improve The Outdated And Unpopular Tradition
Like herpes, no one really wants to catch the wedding bouquet anymore. Find out why and how a bride can improve upon this outdated and uncool tradition.
What’s the proper way to write a wedding invitation these days?
The history of the wedding toast. Plus a feminist toast! “To friends and foes, it doesn’t matter who you know, feminists will unite, and always fight the good fight!”
Not remembering wedding anniversaries can lead to nights on the couch, even more-expensive-than-you’d-normally-buy jewelry or signing up for things you’d normally refuse to do with your spouse like Zumba lessons or using your naked body as a platter for an intimate Sunday football meal. Here are some new ideas to traditional anniversary gifts, because what the heck is a paper anniversary?
Here are some personal shout outs and articles that have used The Feminist Bride as an inspirational resource.
For the feminist bride who is also an eco-feminist here are fourteen bouquet alternatives that focus on easily accessible (local), found, upcycled and recyclable bouquets that can either become a family heirloom for future brides or be easily dismantled with little negative impact on the environment.
Here’s why so many weddings take place in the month of June?
Find out what Indian fiances are doing to navigate old and new wedding traditions!
Every wonder why wedding cake is a tradition? Check out my lecture on the origins of the wedding cake!
Seriously, why not dance with dad?
Tired of wedding sources pushing unrealistic beauty standards? I interviewed Joanna Shu of Refresh Skincare to hear about her vegan skincare start-up that is helping brides and grooms bring out their best natural self while not breaking the bank.
What does it take to be a truly modern and feminist bride?
The Feminist Bride talks sex, sexism and weddings on the #1 Wedding Podcast, Save The Date!
Who says you have to dance with dad? It’s 2016, time to cut a rug with mom too!
The ultimate, no longer hush-hush question is finally asked, how does a bride use the bathroom?
Sweet justice has been served! The Colorado State Supreme Court ruled that a public-facing business cannot refuse service to customers on religious grounds under the state’s anti-discrimination law,. The law stops businesses from discriminating against people on the basis of race, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Of all the traditions associated with weddings, bridal showers might be one of the most obsolete traditions remaining. While there’s hope with the new trend of “Jack and Jill” showers (both sexes), it remains narcissistically sexist, greedy, outdated, and well, cheesy.
Wedding planner, Adina Franconi of Hoopla! Events reveals how nixing tradition can lead to a truly unique and personalized wedding.
It should come as no surprise that the Vermont, change-the-world-one-scoop-at-a-time ice cream enthusiasts, Ben & Jerry’s is changing some of their ice cream flavors in support of gay marriage.
Here’s the bogus advice bridal culture gave a bride if she wanted to wear anything BUT virginal white.
When it’s time to ring the wedding bells do we still have that personal choice to choose “who am I – as a bride?”
Not to brag, but totally to brag…
Celia Grace uniquely offers wedding dresses that are Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable.
Not all brides (or bridesmaids or lady groomsmen) want to wear a dress to a wedding, here are 10 kickass tuxedo options for women.
The Leap Day Wedding Proposal tradition is a great example of how certain social customs are trying to keep a sister down.
Are you getting all the respect as you can as a “Mrs.?”
Not every couple wants to have kids, here are 10 wedding dessert alternatives that don’t come with baby-making superstition that wedding cake does.
What happens to men who want to marry but can’t due to living in countries that discriminated against women by practicing sex-selected abortions and female infanticide?
What would you do if you were left at the altar? Bride decides to give back in the best way possible.
Chelsea Handler explores weddings and marriage in Netflix’s Chelsea Does. The question is can Chelsea find someone to do her until death do they part?
What if women weren’t always pressured to get married, would more of us opt out?
Want to have a eco-friendly wedding? Here are some items to consider!
Camille Paglia questions the positive and feminist affect Taylor Swift and her squad of friends has on women’s lives; and I ask the same of bridal parties…
Amber Rose with the help of Funny or Die explores what it would be like if the Walk of Shame were actually the Walk of Fame!
How guilty of these relationship quirks are you?
Tina Fey strips to show the world the absurd pressure woman face to look perfect. #LastDressEver
A centerpiece doesn’t get any better when you can take it home and eat it!
Is name equality worth being a corporate sell-out?
Have you noticed that America’s favorite group dance after the Electric Slide has more or less disappeared from the wedding reception’s dance floor? What the cluck?
If you’re looking to book a bachelor or bachelorette party think about tracking down a feminist burlesque show, watch Nadia Kamil’s video to see why you will never regret it.
While it feels better to give into matters of the heart, being money-wise is critical to a healthy relationship too; here’s what a cash-strapped lover should consider.
Ever wonder what Disney princesses would be like if they were placed in their correct times in human history?
Ever wonder why there are so many runaway brides featured in films?
Love karaoke? These women love singing “You Don’t Owe Me” by Lesley Gore as a voting rights mantra. Get excited too and join the chorus of women voters!
Amy Schumer stars in ‘Trainwreck’ a reverse rom-com movie about a woman who’s having it all, while doing them all.
Tiffany & Co. has just released a new engagement ring ad, “Will you?” featuring a real life same-sex couple. Is the ad a positive push towards more diverse advertising?