CategoryName Change After Marriage

Nick & Grant Q&A

How did you two meet? We met a little over 5 years ago on Instagram. After 2 weeks of talking, I asked Grant to fly out to Santa Barbara, where I was going to school at the time. We ended up splitting a plane ticket and he flew out the very next week. From the moment we first met at the airport, we knew we had something special. Grant was relieved that I was as tall as I said I was and I thought...

These Three Men Changed Their Name After Getting Married and Here’s Why

You probably read that title and thought “wait, what?” I get it; it’s a weird and possibly taboo topic. Are you saying there are men out there who willingly change their surname to their wife’s? And the answer is yes, my friends, there is. It is sporadic to find, and I’m not going to lie, it took me forever to find three men willing to talk about their experiences, but in the end, I came out...

5 Options To Consider When Changing Your Name

Of all the things to think about when planning a wedding, a name change might be at the top of your list. In today’s modern world, it is more socially acceptable to change your name to whatever you want. When it comes to the final decision regarding changing your name, here are a few options to consider. Stick With The Name Your Mama Gave Ya You decide to stick with the name given to you at birth...

The Importance of Having the Same Surname as Your Kids

These days, more and more women are deciding to keep their maiden name. While each one has their reason, a few that make the top of the list are: Maintaining your independency It’s your professional identity Partner’s surname sucks Being too lazy One of my girlfriends kept her maiden name because changing it meant having to give in to the norms of society and it made her feel like she was being...

WOMEN OF THE WEDDING INDUSTRY, ON CHANGING THEIR NAME & STARTING A PODCAST!

In 2016, Lisa & Rebecca started a podcast called The Secret Life of Weddings. On a mission to tell the world’s craziest wedding stories, the podcast is, in their own words, “full of alcohol and bad ideas.” The two real-life wedding photographers have spent 20+ years working in the industry and love dishing out on some unbelievable yet hysterical wedding drama. If you’re engaged, Lisa...

Financial Tips as a New Married Couple

You know that part in every wedding ceremony where the priest or rabbi or best friend goes, “…to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health…” and you’re standing there thinking “please God, the richer and health part sounds amazing, let’s go with that”. I’ve been there, you’ve been there. Let’s be honest, here. It...

Why You Should Consider Taking Your Partner’s Last Name?

Marriage is one hell of a ride. There are numerous things to consider before getting married. Since medieval times, a woman taking her husband’s last name was understandable, no question about it. Luckily for us, those days of patriarchy are over (kinda) and changing your last name is now an independent choice! And let’s face it, the world has changed. Same-sex marriage is legal now, more women...

How to decide if you should change your name?

How to decide if you should change your name? Changing one’s name is no easy task, nor is it something you decide to do overnight. A person’s name is their brand and identity. It’s how people know us; it’s how they associate things with us. Like if someone mentions your name, others might associate you with your famous chicken pot pie or even something horrible, like being a total asshole. Hey...

MissKenzieRae’s Guide to HitchSwitch

Wondering if our service is right for you? Lifestyle Blogger and HitchSwitch client, Kenzie recently shared a breakdown of her name change experience that we wanted to share. Kenzie got married earlier this year at a golf resort in beautiful, South Carolina. On her blog, misskenzierae.com she recorded all the details of her big day and shared some gorgeous wedding photos. We love this post on her...

What No One Tells You About Changing Your Name

Planning a wedding leads to a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, you’re filled with excitement, about to marry the love of your life surrounded by your friends and family. On the other hand, you’ve never been so stressed trying to balance finding invitations with cake tastings, dress fittings and a million other details. The last thing you want to do is spend hours filling out paperwork and on...

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