For us at Brides, celebrating women is a part of our day-to-day. We celebrate you: your big day, your choices, your individuality, your partnership, your adventures, and, most important, your strong sense of self. Today more than ever, we’re standing with a #DayWithoutAWoman, because in our line of work, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation without the female backbone that maintains this industry. (The majority of wedding businesses are run by female entrepreneurs.)
We’re surrounded by empowered women every single day, and every single day we devote our programming to you. It’s important now to talk about strength and empowerment, especially when it comes to setting up an equal partnership. We don’t look at marriage as an antiquated patriarchal act anymore; we look at it as a strong choice made by a strong woman who has found a strong partner. We’re surrounded by these women, not only as our readers but also as our colleagues—from fellow editors to the thousands of female small-business owners in the wedding industry who have us in awe with their drive and creativity. These women are not only our peers, they are our mentors and heroes.
So, today, when you come to us for advice on planning your wedding day, we’re here to tell you it’s about celebrating your partnership and setting up a foundation for a life together based on equality and shared ideals.