Finally, A “Grownup Way” To Carry Condoms

Finally, A “Grownup Way” To Carry Condoms

We all know that the Wedding Industrial Complex isn’t just about weddings. It’s about a whole slew of social mores and gender imbalances that start with baby’s-first-tiara and end somewhere between, well… sometimes I think it doesn’t ever end. The complex is also inextricably intertwined with the dating landscape and expectations about female sexuality. So … Continue reading

Hey! Let’s Quantify The Pressure To Get Married

Hey! Let’s Quantify The Pressure To Get Married

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, distinguished media outlets everywhere are proffering lists and tips to help steadfast singles, the newly single, Cosmo girls, rich couples, married couples, and parents make the most of what is probably the most divisive and dangerous holiday of the year. As I’ve written before, there are many reasons to dislike Valentine’s Day. … Continue reading

The Great Name-Changing Debate: Part I

The Great Name-Changing Debate: Part I

One of the most annoying trends I’ve noticed as I scour the Pinterest universe procrastinating looking for inspiration is the proliferation of wedding paraphernalia advertising the bride’s future name. Things like wedding dress hangers spelling out “Mrs. [his last name]” in hand-fitted wire, or hoodies with the words “Future Mrs …” bedazzled on the back. … Continue reading

The People Who Need Bridezillas Most

The People Who Need Bridezillas Most

“We have ourselves a groomzilla,” said Megan Garber last week in The Atlantic, pointing out the fact that most surprising thing about Sean Parker’s upcoming $9-million wedding isn’t the price tag but the fact that he’s the one planning it. “Because, for all the variation that exists among weddings of the famous and the non-, there tends … Continue reading