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

Are Marriage Proposals Sexist?

Are Marriage Proposals Sexist?

When Slate’s Amanda Marcotte wrote about the enduring nature of sexist marriage proposals last December, comments poured in from readers both in support of and in frustration with her claims. Many pointed out that they had not, in fact, gotten engaged in a traditional matter, and that a poll of college student opinions doesn’t accurately reflect the intentions and realities … Continue reading