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How To Change Your Name After Marriage - 6 Simple Steps

After months and months of cake tasting, color coordinating, dress fittings, and everything else that goes along with planning your wedding, your big day has finally come and gone! It probably seemed like this day would never come, and now that it has, you might not be sure what to do with yourself!

Though the wedding planning stage is over, you can be confident that there will be plenty of things for you to do. Thank you notes should always be one of the first things on that list. Brides technically have a three-month window to get their thank you notes sent out, but your guests will be happy (and grateful) to receive them sooner rather than later. 

Should you choose to do so, the next step on your to-do list as a newly married individual is to change your name. This is a big step in a woman's (or man's!) life. Our names are a huge part of our identity, and changing them should not be taken lightly. While the majority of married women still adopt their husband's last name, …

What Do Your Wedding Colors Say About You?

"What are your colors??"

This is often one of the very first questions brides get asked when they begin planning their weddings. Colors help establish the look and feel of the wedding day, and family and friends are eager to be let in the loop. We accept this eagerness as their way of expressing excitement and sharing in the wedding planning process, but did you know that their innate desire to know the wedding colors actually stems from an deeper, subconscious level?

Colors have been shown to have strong psychological impacts on our moods and our emotions. Colors seem to "suggest" certain behaviors or energies, helping evoke desired actions out of guests or customers. For example, the color red is prominently displayed in the logo for many fast food restaurants because it instills survival instincts, desire, passion, and hunger in their customers.

The colors you choose to surround yourself with on your wedding day will have a subtle but strong impact on you and your …

Choosing Your Wedding Venue - 8 Mistakes

Congratulations! You and your groom-to-be have finally taken the plunge and gotten engaged. You're probably surrounded by family and friends congratulating you, oohing and ahhing over your ring, and begging you to tell them how he asked you "just one more time!!" 

Amidst this wave of congratulatory messages, it's time to begin making some practical decisions about your wedding - specifically, when and where. While the date and the venue often go hand-in-hand, initial decisions on each of these topics must be made independently. 

In this blog post, the WhereBridesGo team is here to help you choose your wedding venue easily and efficiently! We're going to outline some of the common mistakes people make when choosing their wedding venue and discuss ways to avoid making them yourself. (See our earlier blog post for help choosing your wedding date.)

Mistake #1: Waiting
Waiting (or, worse, procrastinating) is often the first mistake couples make in the process of selecting…