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The Benefits of Not Changing Your Surname After Marriage

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Modern Wedding Bouquet Toss Alternatives

Bouquet Toss AlternativeA bridal bouquet usually costs mucho dinero (I think I paid over $100 for mine in 2010), so it can be hard to justify tossing it away for someone else to keep when you barely had any time to bond with it. It also stops a bride from being able to dry it out and keep it for eternity in their hutch á la Miss Havisham. There’s also plenty of feminist reason to modernize the bouquet especially so it’s less of a double standard and pushy-marriage game. So if you’re on the fence about whether or not to play the game or want to update it to minimize the downsides to the traditional rules, here are ten modern wedding bouquet toss alternatives.

Feminist Bride Press

Artwork by Katrina MajkutThe Feminist Bride loves to empower a new generation of newlyweds that are looking for the perfect wedding with perfect equality. Here are some personal shout outs and articles that have used The Feminist Bride as an inspirational resource.

  1. El Pais: É possível organizar um casamento feminista? Brazil. 2017.
  2. Bridal Musings: The 100+ Best Wedding Blogs For *Every* Couple. 2015.
  3. Roses Are Red, We All Are Blue: Activists Send ‘Love Letters’ to Speaker Ryan. Rewire Magazine Online. February 2017.
  4. The Feminist Bride Interview, Episode 226. The Save The Date wedding podcast. 
  5. The Feminist Bride Interview, Episode 169. The Save The Date wedding podcast. May 2016.
  6. Pregame Magazine: Creative MVP: Katrina Majkut. September 2016.
  7. Bust: The Pros And Cons Of The #LoveYourSpouse Challenge by Katrina Majkut
  8. Elle Magazine: Why Won’t Anyone Let Me Throw Out My Wedding Dress? by Jessica Machado
  9. Salon Radio on City World Radio Network, International Women’s Salon. New York, NY. August 2016.
  10. S Moda Magazine (Spain & Brazil): ¿Es posible organizar una boda feminista? by Alexandra Lores
  11. Bust.com 15 Ways To Have A Feminist Wedding by Katrina Majkut
  12. Little India: The Bindass Bride.
  13. SheDoesTheCity.com: How I had a Feminist Asian American Wedding by Cindy A. Nguyen
  14. The Feminist Wedding Diaries: The Importance of Wedding Planning Parity by Sarah Sahagian‎ 
  15. Mic Media: This Is the Feminist Wedding Magazine We’ve Been Waiting For by Ellie Krupnick 
  16. The Huffington Post: 44 Pro-LGBT Companies You Could Support This Holiday Season by James Nichols
  17. Racked.com: Vogue: Diamond Engagement Rings Are So Basic by Leslie Price
  18. Bustle.com: 9 Feminist Wedding Quotes That Celebrate Love And Equality On Your Big Day by Chelsey Grasso
  19. Demystifying Wedding Ritual One Cross-Stitch at a Time by Chiseche Salome Mibenge
  20. LadyEconomist.com: Happy Anniversary: A Rant on Marriage Name Changing
  21. BayAreaRelationshipCenter.com: 6 Resources For Out-Of-The-Box Brides
  22. Boston Magazine: Where Do Our Wedding Rituals Come From? by Margaret Burdge

 

Our Interview on the #1 Wedding Podcast, Save The Date!

169-The-Feminist-bride-blog-1Super excited to be interviewed on the #1 wedding podcast, Save The Date. It was really fun sitting down with the host, Aleisha McCormack to talk about some of the most sexist wedding traditions out there and what “bridechillas”‘ and “groomchillas” (bride/grooms who are chill) can do to make them more feminist and respectful for all. So please check out and listen to Episode 169, which by the way, is a totally appropriate number considering how much we discussed the role of sex in wedding traditions! To all the feminist brides (and grooms) out there, I hope it’s an eye opening listen and as fun for you as it was for me in recording it!