Portrait of Erika Engstrom

The Making of “The Most Important Day of Your Life”

UNLV communication studies professor Erika Engstrom dissects the images and messages about weddings created by the media and how they affect our perceptions of what “the big day” should look like.

Communication studies professor Erika Engstrom finds that media that cover the wedding industry tend to support traditional gender roles cloaked in a feminist “you-can-have-it-all message.” (Geri Hodey/UNLV Photo Services)

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