|Posted on July 23, 2013 at 4:15 AM|
The leap into marriage is a game-changer, but should it also be a
name-changer? It's a question that may be harder than ever for a bride to answer. Essence
of Events, LLC is breaking down the Pros and Cons for you to try to make this tough
decision a little easier for you.
When you change your name, it will symbolize a new family identity. If you chose to have
children, then they will take your husband’s name (unless you choose to hyphenate). But
representing a family unit in this way will create a sense of harmony.
It's easier in the long run. Whether it is a hotel concierge or your great-aunt, over the
years, people will be calling you by your husband's surname anyway.
If you’re not attached to your maiden name and you feel no special connection to your birth
name, your marriage allows you the opportunity to start afresh with a new nomenclature of
You want to maintain your professional identity. After years of hard work to make a name
for yourself in your chosen field, a lot of women find it daunting to give it up, even
symbolically, on their wedding day.
The paperwork is a nightmare. Officially changing your name requires filling out a plethora
of forms. Plus, the process varies from state to state. While there are online sites like
www.missnowmrs.com and www.namechangeexpress.com that will do the paperwork for
you for a small fee, there are still lots of other items (like your business cards, magazine
subscriptions, or personal email address) that may bear your maiden name and need
His last name sounds awful with your first. You couldn't help falling in love with someone
whose last name rhymes terribly with your first. But you can stop others from repeating
that tongue-twister, by retaining your maiden name.
For more wedding and event related advice, to get all your questions answered, and to find
out more about us, contact us today.
For more information on subjects like this and more from Essence of Events, call 253.292.1482 or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule your free consultation.
Written by Samantha Macrae
Photography by TIe It With Us