CategoryName Change After Marriage

What You Need to Know Before Taking a Passport Photo

+ the How-to on our NewPassportPhoto App Applying or renewing legal documents is an austere process, especially nowadays. Every application comes with its own set of rules, and if you can’t keep up, you’ll end up getting pulled over for an expired license because a trip to the DMV just seemed like a pain in the behind.  Passport photos are bound to come up every few years, and honestly, you’d...

New Year, New You! What 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...

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...

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