I came across a posting on StyleMePretty that was totally unique. If you aren’t aware of this site and are getting married you should surely check it out. It’s a great resource of ideas and vendors that you know are reputable and should check out. I had a wedding of mine posted on it for the wedding theme of red, white and blue which was fabulous.
It was about two women who were both recently married and contemplating changing their names to their spouse’s last name. They totally surprised their husbands and brought back the officiant that married them to have a “ceremony” celebrating the name change. They included wedding photographs and many of their guests that had been there that day. By incorporating all of these things they brought together all the best moments of the celebration of their weddings and kept the fun going in their marriages and with friends!
They women (remember the husbands were surprised!) went all out on the theme of “Maiden Voyage”. You do get that right? Emphasis on MAIDEN! The colors were yellow, blue and white and the theme nautical of course. Their professional photographer did a great job of capturing the event, the people and definitely the details.
While they went all out on this idea you could do it with your own special spin in the backyard of your home and just keeping it intimate with your closest friends and family and a Do It Yourself or hire professionals to help you out with resourcing vendors and supplies. DIY does bring on other issues like finding vendors, supplies and all the time it can consume. I have come across many unique ideas when I’ve done DIY weddings but the common comment I hear is just how time consuming it is! Remember this of all things though to be sure to research your vendors thouroghly before hiring them. This is on you in DIY as a planner will be able to make great recommendations based on experience with them personally.
This is an amazing idea. So many of my couples get married not deciding on the whole thing about doing the name change. This is a great idea and one I’m going to be sure to pass on!
Here is my original post on my blog for the red, white, blue theme.