Rise of the feminist wedding

‘Other brides are choosing not to wear white on their wedding day as a woman’s white wedding dress traditionally carries connotations of virginal innocence whereas what the groom wears on his wedding day is not perceived to be symbolic, creating somewhat of an imbalance from some feminist perspectives.’

Elki said: ‘Many of the women we spoke to thought that changing their last name after marriage to their husband’s conformed to a patriarchal ideology and didn’t want to feel they were giving up their own identity for their husbands

‘While some were planning to not change their names at all, others were going to incorporate their husband’s name into their own.

‘However, many women also echoed the sentiment that a couple sharing the same last name is something that binds their family together.