Should you change your last name after the Wedding?

You’re about to become a Mrs. Perhaps you’ve been dreaming about it since you were a little girl. Should you become Mrs. HisLastName legally? Do you want to be known to the world together as Mr. and Mrs. HisFirstName HisLastName? It’s a more complicated question than you might initially think. Some brides have very strong feelings about it one way or the other. But there is no right or wrong answer, it’s a personal thing. Your decision should have nothing to do with equal rights, liberal movements or freedoms, nor does it have anything to do with your level of commitment to the marriage. It’s about you and your comfort level. 

There are also many options for combining names. Hyphenation to make a new last name, adding a second last name, and taking your Maiden name as a middle name are just a few common possibilities. 

Changing your surname also doesn’t have to be an all or nothing deal, at least in Canada, you can assume your husbands’ last name and still keep your birth certificate and SIN in your maiden name. While you become SuperWife (and perhaps SuperMom one day) you will still have your alter ego in your birth name. 

Your name should reflect your identity. That may be the one you’ve already established, or it could be a new identity that you’re about to embark on. While we can’t make the decision for you, we did find a fun quiz that might help you think of things during your decision process that you may not have. 


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Why Four Brides Does No Favors to Brides

Katie Adamchick shares her opinion about Bridal TV Shows and regular brides. Should we second guess ourselves?

By Katie Adamchick

On one hand, I wish that the explosion of bridal shows that are so popular on TV these days had happened just a little earlier. They really boomed in popularity right around when I was getting married…too late for me to garner any wisdom from them. (more…)

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Hosting The Perfect Bachelorette


Your best friend is getting married. The big day is coming up and you want to show your friend one last night of being “single”. Here are some tips for planning a great bachelorette party. (more…)

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Browsing Bridal Shows

Congratulations! You’re getting married! It is a wonderful time but there is so much to do and decide on and let’s face it, time flies. With so many decisions to make in such little time, many brides find themselves overwhelmed to come up with creative ideas. From the ceremony to the center piece it is hard to find a balance between your personal creative touch and the amount of time left in your day. As a modern bride, you may research on the internet various ideas and creations, but there is nothing like physically seeing a product before purchasing. With such time restraints how can you accomplish many different tasks in a period of time?


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