…from this past weekend in Charleston!
Looking back on our wedding day a year later and I still feel like it was perfect. It was everything we wanted and more. I still get butterflies looking through each of the pictures from that day. I reminisce on how I felt at particular parts of the day. Our wedding day was very emotional for us…but the good kind of emotions! The people who chose to be there and be a part of our lives-they mean the world to us! Happy Anniversary, Judd!
Thanks to these amazing vendors who made our wedding day a breeze:
Venue & Catering: The Winterbourne Inn
Photographer: Steph Owens Photography
Florist: Floriade Florist
Dress: Bridals & More
Dessert: Small Bites Desserts
It’s October which means it is time for another monthly feature intro. A few things came to mind when I was brainstorming themes for this month: Halloween, football season and fall. But something will always stand out to me about this month ever since last year. October happens to be my wedding anniversary month! In a few days, Judd and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. How crazy is that?! This time last year I was preparing the final arrangements for our big day without any stress. Our wedding day was the most calm I have ever felt in my life-with it being such a big life event you would think I would have been nervous! This year of marriage has been amazing! Of course like anything amazing marriage takes work. I still feel giddy that I married my best friend and the life we have and are continuing to build for each other. In celebration of our anniversary I will be dedicating my October feature to our first year of marriage. Here’s what you can expect:
- Recap: Our Wedding Day. Pictures and all! I will share some of my favorites images as well as our amazing vendors.
- What I’ve Learned. Marriage is a whole new world to me and it’s taught me a lot in the last year. I am going to share what I have learned with you all.
- Our First Year: Highlights. Being a writer, I thought I would share some highlights from our first year as The Mahaney’s.
- The Dress I Once Wore. Why I spent the money to get my dream dress.
I am so excited to share these posts with you all! I will share our Wedding Day post this Sunday (On our anniversary) and then will embark on a blog hiatus for a week to celebrate my anniversary. We will be back posting our regular schedule on October 12th.
Header photo by Steph Owens Photography
So you just got married and you’ve decided to change your name. How do you go about it? I’ve had a few friends ask for advice on the best ways to go about changing their last names once they are married. Most people complain about the process but if you have the right documents and send in everything on time, it should be an easy process.
- First and foremost, make a few copies of your marriage license. You will be sending them in for your new Social Security card and new Driver’s license so have a few on hand.
- Apply for your new Social Security Card. Simply go online to the SSA website and print this form. Fill out the parts needed and provide either a copy of your birth certificate or actual passport and a copy of your Driver’s license. Mail it in to your local Social Security office and you should receive your new card in 2-3 weeks.
- Next is the long dreaded DMV visit. You can make this visit as quick and painless as possibly. The key to mastering the DMV wait is to get there before they open. The local DMV I go to opens at 8am so I usually get there at 7:45am and people are usually starting to line up by then. It takes about ten minutes to print a new id as long as you have your new SS card and current driver’s license.
If you chose to change your name, remember to change it on other things like your car title, postal services and even insurance. The process can be a pain but if you gather your documents required and get to places like the DMV early, it can be super simple. Once you receive that new driver’s license you’ll feel giddy seeing your new last name officially listed as it should be. congratulations, Mrs.! Welcome to the married life!
Shout it from the roof tops, blast it through the airwaves! You’re getting married and you want everyone to know…or at least family and close friends. You want to tell them in a unique way and are thinking about going the DIY route. Here are a few unique options worth considering when sending out Save the Dates:
DIY Instagram Save The Dates by Something Turquoise– We are all on Instagram these days. Why not print photos to use as calendar stickers for Save The Dates?! I love this idea because I rely on calendars and agendas to keep all the weddings, bridal showers and other events in my schedule.
DIY Save the Date Printed on Seeded Paper by DIY Network – I love this idea! You can pick up seeded paper to print on from Botanical Paper Works.
DIY Tying the Knot Card by Smitten On Paper– This is a creative way of showing your guests you are “tying the knot.” It’s simple and easy to make!
Are you planning on DIY-ing your Save the Dates or Wedding Invitations? Share with us!