The time following your wedding day is called The Honeymoon Period for a reason; it is a time for relaxation, romance and settling into your new life as a married couple. Unfortunately there are still some things that need to be taken care of and, should you choose to, changing your last name is one of those things.
Doing so isn’t always easy and it can take a bit of time (maybe 2-3 weeks) but swapping your maiden name for a married one is something to be excited about; it marks the start of a whole new chapter in your life, after all!
Here at Simply Bridal we traced the journey from Miss to Mrs, and alongside coming up with a few handy hints that will help you on your way, we learned a lot about the reasons and meaning behind the act of taking your partner’s surname.
Did you know that changing your last name after marriage isn’t customary in every culture? It is actually a tradition mostly confined to the English-speaking world. Even then, an increasing number of women are also choosing to keep their own surnames when marrying, and power to them for doing their own thing!
The most important thing to remember is that giving up your birth name does not mean giving up your independence – you are still your own person, except now you are joined with someone else in matrimony and the creation of one, united family name can be a great way to advertise this to the world.