Hear ye, hear ye, give a listen to The Feminist Bride on the The Big Wedding Planning Podcast! We talk about my new book, The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride (Black Rose Writing), sexism in weddings and how to be empowered to make your wedding more meaningful and supportive for all the people you love and well…everyone else for that matter.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE: We are STOKED to have feminist artist, author and former Bride, Katrina Majkut on the podcast. She wrote the book ‘The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride’ and it is awesome. Eye opening! Christy devoured it and Michelle has some ‘aha moments’ during the podcast recording. This episode is not to be missed – you’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and you might even change some things up for your own wedding after listening to this episode. Enjoy!
BIG TAKEAWAYS: ‘The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride’ invites readers to join author Katrina Majkut on a personal and powerful prenuptial journey. With fearless curiosity and fun feminism, the book asks such questions as: Why do brides need their parents’ permission to marry? Why don’t men wear engagement rings? And why do women change their surname? Katrina’s book examines proposals, engagement rings, wedding cake, garter tossing and so much more – plus, she shares her own journey, and the decisions she made for her own wedding, which we found so accessible and fun to read.
What do I need to do to make this a feminist wedding and/ or an appropriately ‘mine’ LGBTQ wedding?
Top 3 Most Sexist Traditions:
Same-Sex weddings are changing the game and we are into it! Couples are creating new traditions, picking and choosing what they want to honor and how…for many gay couples, it feels like they are making up their own rules. This can be daunting and liberating…for planners, it’s super fun! With the way gay couples are turning tradition on it’s side here and there, all couples are able to make moves towards more equitable wedding planning and wedding days. Tweak things so that they are more meaningful to YOU and your partner. YOur guests will love anything you do with an authentic voice…and that is a great start to a great celebration.
“I’m always so impressed with people who write books. I don’t even read books!” – Michelle “Yea, you probably should start there.” – Christy
“It’s really important to me not to just critique a system that’s broken, but to offer solutions. People want a call to action…there are lots of different options available to partners out there.” – Katrina, Feminist Bride
“A big theme in the book is how to be more vigilant about the things we just follow. I think there is a culture of accepting a tradition at face value and not questioning it. And there’s this hedonistic factor…we’re told if we do all these things, then we’ll be really happy. We’re not programmed to question that.” – Katrina
“If you’re someone who appreciates the right to vote, access to birth control, having the right to exist in the work-place or the home without the fear of violence…you might be a feminist.” – Katrina
“The cake is made out of all fertility symbols. It’s just a big superstitious tradition that is meant to knock up the bride.” – Katrina