Memoir

All the Wedding Traditions I Ignored

Being a modern bride often means upsetting tradition a little

Dr. Casey Lawrence
Modern Women
Published in
9 min readFeb 4, 2024

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Rhys & Casey’s Wedding © CassMariePhotography 2024

Modern weddings are a weird clash of cultural expectations that have accumulated over centuries. While wedding etiquette and meaningful family traditions are important to many people, some classic rules are outdated, needlessly expensive, or just sexist.

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Dr. Casey Lawrence
Modern Women

Canadian author of three LGBT YA novels. PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Check out my lists for stories by genre/type.