The findings include such mundane things like the fact that a quarter of the women surveyed plan to keep their names after marriage, and one in ten will wear a color other than white on their big day. However, results also showed that more and more women are rejecting veils and asking not to be given away on their walk down the aisle — though overall, 76% said they'd still take that time-honored stroll. There's no doubt that many of these traditions are rooted in a patriarchal structure that views women as property and insist that brides must be virgins, but we like to think that these days, we're advanced enough to reinterpret the very same conventions in a modern way. And there are certainly women out there who, regardless of tradition, would want to include their fathers in the ceremony for emotional reasons. What do you think? Does this trend sound just right to you, or are you balking at the very thought of ditching your fairytale ceremony? (The Daily Mail)
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