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2013-07-28 02:12:14 PM  
I dunno, not having to spring for an engagement ring and doing away with some of the more expensive portions of the wedding can't be a bad thing.
 
2013-07-28 02:24:37 PM  
From the comments in the article:

I'm as pro women's lib as anyone, but I want a ring. A great big one. It's my right as a woman to have something gorgeous on my left hand.

Way to keep advancing the cause, sister.
 
2013-07-28 02:31:55 PM  
"I HAVE DECIDED TO USE MY WEDDING AND MY KIDS AND MY CAREER AND EVERY GODDAMN THING I DO EVER TO MAKE A STATEMENT!"

Like the wind, guys.

I mean Usain Bolt time.

Carry water, a couple of candy bars and a debit card.  Run.
 
2013-07-28 02:35:08 PM  
Rise of the feminist wedding: No veils, no engagement ring - and don't DARE try to give me away

Brides are increasingly shunning traditions surrounding weddings

Choosing not to have engagement rings or wear white on the day

Almost a quarter plan to keep their maiden name after marriage

19% agree aspects of traditional weddings are 'anti-feminist'

But 76% still want to be walked down the aisle by their father


How is any of this bad? A cheaper wedding, no expensive ring, no expensive waste of a dress and a bunch of other cool shiat. As a father of 4 daughters, I'm loving this, the prospect of this view is awesome to me.
 
2013-07-28 02:40:54 PM  

miss diminutive: From the comments in the article:

I'm as pro women's lib as anyone, but I want a ring. A great big one. It's my right as a woman to have something gorgeous on my left hand.

Way to keep advancing the cause, sister.


hagiographic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-28 02:55:52 PM  
Cutting the cost of a wedding down to something half-reasonable? Millions of fathers just became feminists. Not gouging a guy two months' pay for a ring? Millions of grooms just became feminists.
 
2013-07-28 03:08:38 PM  
It's almost as if things that were in fashion 175 years ago are no longer in style today. Huh. Go figure.
 
2013-07-28 05:20:53 PM  
It's the Daily Fail, I'm miles (kilometers) away from it
 
2013-07-28 05:54:13 PM  
With less rings, there's going to be a dangerous surplus of kids who could otherwise be in those mines.
 
2013-07-28 06:05:35 PM  
No veils, no engagement ring - and don't DARE try to give me away

Brides are increasingly shunning traditions surrounding weddings
Choosing not to have engagement rings or wear white on the day
Almost a quarter plan to keep their maiden name after marriage
19% agree aspects of traditional weddings are 'anti-feminist'
But 76% still want to be walked down the aisle by their father

..Not one of those things I care about at all. Let it all go.
 
2013-07-28 06:16:34 PM  
No veils, no engagement ring - and don't DARE try to give me away

Brides are increasingly shunning traditions surrounding weddings
Choosing not to have engagement rings or wear white on the day
Almost a quarter plan to keep their maiden name after marriage
19% agree aspects of traditional weddings are 'anti-feminist'
But 76% still want to be walked down the aisle by their father


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2013-07-28 06:23:43 PM  
remember girls if you can't even be given away no one wants you.
 
2013-07-28 06:33:56 PM  
Reject tradition because it's farking stupid. You don't need to use feminism as an excuse.

/my wife got married in a blouse and capris
 
2013-07-28 07:01:04 PM  
But they still want a "Princess for a Day" huge wedding to impress people they won't talk to in 5 years.

/Got married on a beach, sure the vacation was on the high-end, but hey it was still a vacation.
 
2013-07-28 07:01:37 PM  
Well, the Daily Mail is invoking a moral panic because traditional values are being eskewed again?

Oh, look. It's just another Sunday.

/last wedding I attended, the guy got a collar instead of a wedding ring. Still OK with that.
 
2013-07-28 07:01:41 PM  
So, I'm supposed to be scared of a woman who doesn't want a fancy wedding or an engagement ring?

Dude, find your balls and stop being scared of women, you're giving the rest of us a bad name.
 
2013-07-28 07:02:56 PM  

Infernalist: So, I'm supposed to be scared of a woman who doesn't want a fancy wedding or an engagement ring?

Dude, find your balls and stop being scared of women, you're giving the rest of us a bad name.


It's the Daily Fail. Unless the woman is barefoot, pregnant, and cowers over the moment you walk in the door, it's the collapse of western civilization as you know it.
 
2013-07-28 07:03:08 PM  
Do feminists still want to be independent and have daddy pay for the wedding?
 
2013-07-28 07:03:33 PM  
Marriage is for suckers and cowards and those seeking medical insurance.
 
2013-07-28 07:06:34 PM  
Shun overblown wedding and ceremonies which are heavy on religious connotations.

Use money to visit several Caribbean islands.

// this is more like antibridezilla.
 
2013-07-28 07:08:17 PM  
In other words, they want to go back to the way weddings were done 100+ years ago for all but the most wealthy -- wear your fanciest dress (not necessarily white, and one which would be worn again) and don't drop bags of money for a fancy engagement ring because you can't afford it. Of course, changing your name was pretty much standard then, but you can't win 'em all.

/married in a $100 blue dress
//not given away, it was a Catholic wedding and Catholics don't do the "giving away" thing.
 
2013-07-28 07:09:05 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Marriage is for suckers and cowards and those seeking medical insurance.


Don't forget pensions and SSI benefits.
 
2013-07-28 07:09:59 PM  

Umm, why is this news?  I got married 20 years ago and we ditched a lot of the "Traditional" wedding stuff.  No name change, no veil, no white wedding cake, etc.  She did want her grandfather to walk her down the aisle instead of her dad which was fine- he was a bit of a character.



Guys: feel free to ditch the engagement ring. A ton of cash for a bit of non-even-thermodynamically-stable carbon mined by slave labor? I'd find a way to skip it too these days.
 
2013-07-28 07:11:53 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Marriage is for suckers and cowards and those seeking medical insurance

a tax break.

FTFY
 
2013-07-28 07:13:02 PM  
Glockenspiel Hero: no white wedding

Billy Idol inconsolable
 
2013-07-28 07:13:02 PM  
I encourage all men to ask their women for this on the first or second date. If her answer doesn't match yours, walk away immediately.
 
2013-07-28 07:13:38 PM  
My grand parents spent $18 to be married by a justice of the pice on a Tuesday. No tuxedo or gown, no engagement ring, no giant reception party. Their marriage lasted almost 70 years. That's a pretty good ROI.
 
2013-07-28 07:14:08 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Umm, why is this news?


Because the Daily Mail is a sensationalist rag that thrives on the erosion of Traditional Values to shock and terrify it's readers.
 
2013-07-28 07:14:12 PM  
My wife and I managed to have a wedding with 150 guests for under $2500 at a nice venue and with food and live performers.  Our engagement rings were an heirloom hand-me-down and a $10 titanium band.  Our wedding rings cost $100 apiece.  We wore earth-tones and neither of our outfits cost over $200.  We did not change either of our last names.  A wonderful time was had by all.

It wasn't about feminism.  It wasn't about rebelling against tradition to fit into some hipster niche.  It wasn't about the fact that we are poor, always have been poor, and always will be poor.  It wasn't even about the fact that we try to live practically and simply.

It was because we wanted to be able to focus on each other.  None of the trappings, none of the bullshiat.  None of the pomp and circumstance to get in the way.  Just her and I.  Our love.  Our bond to each other.  Nothing else should matter, not then and not ever.  It was perfect.

Still is.
 
2013-07-28 07:15:52 PM  
I'm not sure I will ever get married, but so far in my 28 years on earth, I have grown quite attached to my last name and can't see myself changing it to my hypothetical husband's name.
 
2013-07-28 07:16:30 PM  
Notabunny: justice of the pice

A pice is practically worthless these days, 1/64th of a rupee (which itself is worth 1/59th of one USD.)
 
2013-07-28 07:16:32 PM  
We had a wedding much like this when my wife and I were married. We had maybe 15 guests, no flowers, no expensive dress or tuxedo, no engagement ring, just simple gold bands. The whole service lasted maybe 10 minutes and costed maybe $200 total.
 
2013-07-28 07:17:53 PM  

lordargent: Notabunny: justice of the pice

A pice is practically worthless these days, 1/64th of a rupee (which itself is worth 1/59th of one USD.)


I'd blame the beer. But blaming the beer is not cool. The beer is our friend. So I'll blame my stupid brain, instead.
 
2013-07-28 07:18:35 PM  
Jeteupthemiddle Fingers has a nice twang to it.
 
2013-07-28 07:18:41 PM  

bojon: HotIgneous Intruder: Marriage is for suckers and cowards and those seeking medical insurance.

Don't forget pensions and SSI benefits.


I would only ever marry for money or citizenship.
 
2013-07-28 07:19:45 PM  
radarlove: Nothing else should matter

So close .... off by just one word .... but I'm going to do it anyway damnit.

Time to dust off my old.

lordargent.com

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trust in who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters
 
2013-07-28 07:20:55 PM  

Notabunny: lordargent: Notabunny: justice of the pice

A pice is practically worthless these days, 1/64th of a rupee (which itself is worth 1/59th of one USD.)

I'd blame the beer. But blaming the beer is not cool. The beer is our friend. So I'll blame my stupid brain, instead.


$18 divided by 70 years works out to about one pice per day.  :-)
 
2013-07-28 07:21:32 PM  
RenownedCurator:
/married in a $100 blue dress
//not given away, it was a Catholic wedding and Catholics don't do the "giving away" thing.


What?  I admit I'm not a practicing Catholic and know very little, but the only weddings I have been to were Catholic.  They all had bride's father walk her down the aisle to the altar.  That isn't considered giving her away?
 
2013-07-28 07:22:12 PM  

Jeteupthemiddle: I'm not sure I will ever get married, but so far in my 28 years on earth, I have grown quite attached to my last name and can't see myself changing it to my hypothetical husband's name.


It's not your last name- it's your father's last name.

And if you have kids, whose last name are they going to take?  Sure you can hyphenate it, but within a few generations, everyone's going to be walking around with a name like that old German guy from that old Monty Python sketch....
 
2013-07-28 07:23:00 PM  

oukewldave: RenownedCurator:
/married in a $100 blue dress
//not given away, it was a Catholic wedding and Catholics don't do the "giving away" thing.

What?  I admit I'm not a practicing Catholic and know very little, but the only weddings I have been to were Catholic.  They all had bride's father walk her down the aisle to the altar.  That isn't considered giving her away?


Same here, four of my cousins married in the past four years, all of them were given away by their father, all of them Catholic ceremonies.
 
2013-07-28 07:23:10 PM  

oukewldave: RenownedCurator:
/married in a $100 blue dress
//not given away, it was a Catholic wedding and Catholics don't do the "giving away" thing.

What?  I admit I'm not a practicing Catholic and know very little, but the only weddings I have been to were Catholic.  They all had bride's father walk her down the aisle to the altar.  That isn't considered giving her away?


Yeah, I'm with you.  Our wedding was Catholic and her stepdad gave her away.
 
2013-07-28 07:24:37 PM  
I'm with that Dave guy. Catholic fathers traditionally give their daughters away. This is troof.
 
2013-07-28 07:24:59 PM  
I'd rather a woman keep her last name than do that ridiculous hyphen bull shiat.
 
2013-07-28 07:25:06 PM  

tuna fingers: Jeteupthemiddle Fingers has a nice twang to it.


oh. Well I didn't know the last name option was Fingers. In that case...
 
2013-07-28 07:26:23 PM  
Screw that crap.  I expect a dowry.
 
2013-07-28 07:26:53 PM  
Forgoing engagement rings is not feminist, it's just common sense.

"The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons." - Don Draper,
We like diamonds because <a data-cke-saved-href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._W._Ayer_%26_Son"> Gerold M. Lauck told us to. Until the mid 20th century, diamond engagement rings were a <a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/ 02/have-you-ever-trie d-to-sell-a-diamond/304575/">small and dying industry in America. Nor had the concept really taken hold in Europe. Moreover, with Europe on the verge of war, it didn't seem like a promising place to invest. "
http://au.businessinsider.com/why-diamonds-are-a-sham-2013-3
 
2013-07-28 07:27:42 PM  
ReapTheChaos: I'd rather a woman keep her last name than do that ridiculous hyphen bull shiat.

I would rather have both parties change their names to something awesome.

// like literally, change the surname to "Awesome". Hello, I'm Mr. Awesome, and this is my wife, she's Awesome as well ... Mr Awesome, table for two, Mr Awesome, table for two. etc
 
2013-07-28 07:27:49 PM  
You can't catch me; I'm the gingerbread man?
 
2013-07-28 07:27:52 PM  

yourmomlovestetris: Jeteupthemiddle: I'm not sure I will ever get married, but so far in my 28 years on earth, I have grown quite attached to my last name and can't see myself changing it to my hypothetical husband's name.

It's not your last name- it's your father's last name.

And if you have kids, whose last name are they going to take?  Sure you can hyphenate it, but within a few generations, everyone's going to be walking around with a name like that old German guy from that old Monty Python sketch....


I don't know what I would do about kids. I'm not sure I would ever get married, but I am very certain I will never have kids.
 
2013-07-28 07:28:14 PM  
Run, run as fast as you can
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