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feminism

Feminist weddings can totally be a thing! Feminist wedding readings, progressive vows, alternative ceremony structures, and last name choices all contribute to making sure your ceremony is as equal as your partnership.

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Should I shave my armpits for my wedding day?

So you haven’t shaved your armpits in years, but now you’re planning a wedding. Do you rock the pit hair, or shave for just this one day?

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One groom’s perspective on taking his wife’s last name

So far the name change hasn’t cost me more than a few hours of paperwork, some explanations to public officials and a few strained conversations with brittle relatives who think I’ve joined a matrilineal cult. I still feel like myself. My identity remains intact. Marriage will demand larger sacrifices than this, I expect.

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Is having an offbeat wedding any different than having a traditional wedding?

That’s the question that Jezebel.com asked this weekend, and I figure maybe I should give my answer.

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Our Formal Feminist NON-LEGAL commitment ceremony

The offbeat bride: Lith, Pregnancy and Postpartum Doula Her offbeat partner: Ealesy, Community Corrections Officer Location & date of wedding: Tecoma Pavilion in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia on February 24th, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: I planned our wedding in a total of 9 days! Our wedding was not a legally recognised […]

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Proposing Part 2: How to propose to your boyfriend

Last week’s Why you should propose to your boyfriend post was a big hit, so I’m continuing on with Part 2: HOW to propose to your boyfriend. Of course there are as many ways to propose to your boyfriend as there are people reading this website, but when considering proposing, here are a few things […]

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Proposing Part 1: Why you should propose to your boyfriend

Girls, STOP WAITING! If you’re into questioning traditions, start by questioning the very first assumption about weddings: that a woman’s role is waiting for a man to pick her.