Survey says Many Brides Changing Popular Wedding Traditions
A recent survey suggests a growing number of brides are doing away with popular wedding traditions, with several citing feminism as a big reason why.
Performed by the online wedding directory WeddingDays.co.uk, the poll involved 200 brides-to-be, who expressed some interesting attitudes toward marriage. Among other things, the survey revealed:
- Over a quarter of all brides said they would keep their maiden names, either by hyphenating or by not changing anything.
- About one in four respondents said they would not have their fathers walk them down the aisles, saying the popular tradition insinuated that women are property that can be given away.
- Just under ten percent said they would wear another color other than white, because they believed the traditional color of white carried connotations of virginal innocence.
A Growing Shift?
Compared to similar studies from just a few years ago, this recent survey appears to show a growing number of feminist perspectives related to marriage. With that being said, if you look closer at the survey’s revelations, you’ll see that most brides prefer to keep their weddings traditional.
In addition to its other findings, the poll showed that 90 percent of brides planned to wear white. Likewise, it also showed that about 75 percent planned to change their names and have their fathers walk them down the aisle.
Agree on a Plan
Whatever they decide, it’s important for couples to get on the same page early in the planning process. This doesn’t just mean agreeing on which traditions to keep and which to disregard; it also means agreeing on how to allocate their budgets for important things such as food, decorations, flowers, music and photography.
This last factor is especially important, because a couple’s wedding photos are the only lasting link they will have to that special day. At HDC Photo, we specialize in capturing the beauty and unique essence of each individual wedding. Contact us today to learn more about our Dominican Republic wedding photography and videography services.