'Feminist weddings' on the rise
In a not particularly scientific or conclusive survey of 200 brides to be, it turns out that women don’t actually give two tits about being given away, or wearing white, or taking the name of their husband.
The poll, carried out by weddingdays.com, reflects a burgeoning trend for ‘feminist weddings’ apparently, where stupid, outdated traditions are given up in favour of more sensible ideas - like dresses you can actually walk in. How very feminist of us!
The survey said that doing away with the engagement ring, choosing not to be given away ‘like property’ and not wearing a veil were some of the decisions modern brides are making these days. A quarter of women said they would be keeping their maiden name, and one in 10 brides weren’t bothering to wear white.
Elki Parmar of weddingdays.com waffled: ‘Some brides are choosing not to wear white on their wedding day, as a woman’s white wedding dress traditionally carries connotations of virginal innocence, whereas what the groom wears on his wedding day is not perceived to be symbolic, creating somewhat of an imbalance from some feminist perspectives.’
All I can say is thank God it's just a trend, because we don't want women making autonomous decisions about their own weddings, do we? I mean, next they'll be wearing dungarees and smoking pipes - RIGHT LADS?