Houston Chron, 2009

Feminist brides saying ‘I do’ to creating own traditions

… Yet these days, plenty of women who don’t necessarily identify as feminists are including more egalitarian moments in their wedding, says Ariel Meadow Stallings, author of Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for the Independent Bride.

Some, for example, ask both to parents walk the bride and groom down the aisle.

For them, she says, it’s not necessarily feminist — just modern.

“You don’t have to identify as a feminist to be squicked out by the idea of being your father’s property to be given away.”

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Author of Offbeat Bride (Seal Press; 2007, 2009, 2019) and the forthcoming Shitshow After-Party (Seal Press, 2020), Ariel Meadow Stallings likes to poke at the soft places of overlap between culture, identity, relationships, and personal development.