The New Wedding- No Rules with Karen Cleveland + Michelle Bilodeau
3:30 How the book came to be
4:55 What is the Wedding Industrial Complex
7:00 What is the messaging around weddings, and when do we start teaching girls
8:00 How young girls are marketed to, and the pervasive messages in media
10:00 Not dismissing the traditional wedding, but understanding the customs and why they exist
11:30 Why does the father give the bride away?
13:00 The garter belt tradition...why it exists.
16:00 Make decisions for yourselves and nobody else
19:00 How the media puts pressure on women to create the perfect wedding, and how diversity is missing
22:00 The picture perfect pressure influenced by social media
25:00 The Engagement period and building trust within the couple'
28:00 Focus on the wedding day vs. The marriage itself
34:00 Look into each others eyes
35:00 An Eco-conscious wedding
38:00 Diamonds, the story of why we idolize the diamond engagement ring
42:00 Looking most like yourself on your wedding, not a thinned up manufactured version of yourself
45:00 Gay couples and needing more representation
48:00 You don't have to get caught up in anything goes for the sake of the wedding.
53:00 Where did the moxie to write the book come from
57:00 Where does their courage and feminist attitude come from?
1:00 What to get rid of when planning a wedding.
Book: The New Wedding Book