Say the words Vera Wang, and you instantly think about the world of bridal, and the creative genius of the designer who creates the most beautiful wedding dresses. imaginable. Ever since she started her first bridal collection in 1990, the bridal designer has been renowned as the ultimate designer to go to find a couture bridal gown.
Amal Alamuddin Clooney has just accidentally reignited this great debate, after changing her surname. Putting aside the usual dirge of how its every woman's dream to be Mrs Clooney (it's not), she's a fantastic example of how a strong, successful female role model can change her name and it not mean that she is passively submitting to her husband's will.
Remember, it is all very well to tell an eight year old girl that you have chosen her flower girl dress (and often this is not easy!), but try informing twenty or thirty something adult bridesmaids what you would like them to wear for your wedding without consulting them! Believe me, they will not be happy!
I'd changed my Facebook status... I'd sent out up to three different variations of group text (which people only seemed to resent as being impersonal)... I mean Jesus I'd even looked at some people directly in their needy little faces and told them that we were engaged. But that is just not enough for some people.