Exactly How to Change Your Last Name After You Say “I Do!”

What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot of legal documents and visits to the DMV. Thankfully it’s 2020 and there are some ways to make changing your last name a whole lot easier than it used to be. 

Full confession, I’ve been married for almost seven years and have yet to change my name. I didn’t really choose to keep my last name, it’s just that every time I thought of changing it, the task seemed almost insurmountable. I’m a bridal designer and own my own company and the thought of changing all of that already tedious paperwork into my new last name was enough to get me to wear my maiden name just a little bit longer. I am also known professionally by my maiden name, it’s in all my branding. This is something that I know a lot of women struggle with. It’s hard enough to pave your way in this world as a woman and changing your name once you’ve achieved all of your career goals somehow seems wrong.

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