A Popular Marriage Tradition Is Quickly Becoming Extinct
"I now pronounce you man and wife, you may kiss the bride... etc and so forth." This is followed shortly after by the MC announcing the newly married couple, "Now, introducing for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Smith..."
Why so many women still take their husband’s last name
Visiting my family in the Midwest over Thanksgiving, I returned to a topic that’s become very familiar ever since I became engaged a little more than a year ago: Whether I plan to change my last name after I get married.