It’s mid June, and for me that means two things. My birthdayin Ibiza, on 21st June so no blog next week, and the onset of full-on wedding season.
Are you still single but desperate to get married? Do you like the idea of committing to one person for the rest of your life? Well, what if that one person just happens to be you?
There’s a new wedding trend gaining popularity. A trend that results in no arguments over whose family sits where, which mother of the happy couple gets to wear their favourite colours, and absolutely no debate regarding choice of honeymoon destination.
Sound good? Well SOLOGAMY is the way to go. That is, if you want to eliminate all those compromises that make organising a wedding that stressful you end up wondering why on earth you’re getting married.
In case you hadn’t guessed, sologamy is the act of marrying yourself. That’s right, you say ‘I do’ to yourself and you promise to love, honour and cherish….yourself.
It’s not actually as narcissistic as it sounds. The idea is to give yourself a commitment that values self-love and self-compassion and supporters of the practice claim it leads to a happier life. The bonus is that you don’t even have to change your name.
There was an episode of Sex and the City that aired in 2003 when Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, announced that she was marrying herself.
The catalyst for her decision was that, while Carrie was happy to celebrate her friends’ life choices, they never celebrated her choosing to be single and childless.
I’ll leave you to ponder on the single life conundrum, and crack-on with this week’s instalment of Zips It Up. We check out Gingham, the must-have slogan tee and investigate a Menswear microtrend that has us saying yay or nay?