I’d always assumed that most brides these days would choose to drop the "obey" part from the traditional wedding vows, so I was surprised at a couple of recent weddings to hear the respective brides dutifully promise to "obey" their new husbands.
Is "obeying" coming back into fashion? For myself, most definitely not. Promising to obey my fiance? Er, pass. (Well, I’ve never obeyed him before, so I see no reason to start now!). I’ve always found "honour and obey" old fashioned and – in my opinion – slightly demeaning, so needless to say we’ll be choosing a more modern version of the vows. What about you? Will you obey?
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