29th February: A bizarre day?

According to ‘tradition’, every four years women are ‘allowed’ to ask their partners to marry them. How kind! How liberating! How progressive! How…one day every FOUR years you say? Wow, how backward.

I’m sad to say that I don’t know any women who have proposed to their male partners. Why is this?? I know plenty of strong, independent women who have their own thoughts, careers and lives to compliment their relationships.

I am included in this too – I must say it never even occurred to me to propose to Mr DTE. I suppose I might have done if I’d have still been 50 and wanted to get married…but as it turned out, he got there first.

Some people see 29th February as quite a progressive day for female independence, so perhaps I’m a cynic. Yet for me, to have one day out of 1,461 where women lead the way, this is not really gathering pace, is it?

I’m genuinely interested to see why weddings are one area of life where traditions seem to be so important. I haven’t cracked it…yet. However, I’m fascinated to hear stories of how some other amazing people are challenging the norms. Send me in your ideas, I’d love to hear them!

Peace out, wonderful females x
And if you proposed to your man then place your hand here:


Keep your eyes peeled for my International Women’s Day post this Mother’s Day (Sunday 6 March). EXCITED MUCH??

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I'm a 32 year-old newlywed bride, living in London. I recently got married (July 2016) and am here to spread wedding joy and worldly wedding advice to fellow bridelings who don't want their weddings to take over their lives. Let's laugh (nervously) in the face of bonkers wedding planning!

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