What “outdated” wedding tradition do you secretly love?
It was weird planning a wedding as a feminist. There are so many traditions you are expected to follow, not only by family, but through all our conditioning.
Some I hated:
1) Only women in the bride’s bridal party.
2) The bridal party must all dress in the same color, if not the same dress.
3) The bride MUST wear white. Oh, but no one else can.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course.
But I really didn’t mind one of the most archaic traditions of all: my father walking me down the aisle. I know it’s steeped in misogyny and, well, money, but I thought it was a nice moment for us. Maybe if I did it all over again, I would walk down with both parents (though that feels like a tripping hazard), but I feel like a Bad Feminist for not hating it.
Are there any “outdated” wedding traditions you actually kinda love?