Changing Your Name Before You Get Married
Most people will tell you that you have to wait until after your wedding until you change your name. Did you know you can change your name before you get married? Legally? Yes you can! Read more about Changing Your Name Before You Get Married
Marriage Name Change Kit
How to change your name after (or before) you get married. No matter what you want to change your name to, this manual, checklist and all the forms will help you get there. Find out more about the Marriage Name Change Kit here.
Get the Right Certificate!
You’ve started the name change process, changed your name with a few insignificant organisations that you thought would be easy to start with, and then start tackling the big ones. But, what’s this? You’re told you have the wrong certificate? How many kinds of marriage certificates can there be? Read more to find out what certificate you might have, and which is the right one! How to get your marriage certificate info is here.
How to Change Your Name on Facebook
Did you know that a large proportion of brides change their marriage status on facebook before their wedding reception has even begun? Find out how to change your status, and more importantly, how to change your name on facebook.
Your Marriage Name Change Options and New Signature
What can you change your name to after you get married? There are a number of options, and probably a few that you haven’t thought of before. Get our low down on your name changing options! And, if you’re anything like me you have been practicing your new signature for a while. You may have already narrowed down a few signatures you could use. But what if you get it wrong? Once it’s on your driver’s license, credit card and passport it’s stuck! Use my tips (and those that other brides have sent in) to make sure you get your new signature right the first time.
How to Use Your Name Change Kit
You've downloaded your name change kit. What do you do next? Read more aboutusing a name change kit.
How to Change Your Name After Marriage
How exactly do you change your name after marriage? What are the steps, who can do it, and how do you make it official and legal? Find out here in our simplified version of how to change your name after marriage.
Things No One Tells You About Changing Your Name
Everyone does it by no one talks about it. Must be straight forward right? In all the years of helping brides and grooms change their name, these were once the most common questions and queries I got. Things no one tells you about changing your name...
5 Thing I Didn't Expect When I Hyphenated My Name
Some things don't become apparent until later. Like, people not understanding the hyphen, dropping a name completely, or not being able to fit your full hyphenated name on a form. See what one bride found out after she hyphenated her name.
Changing Your Name After Marriage in the USA
Our website and name change kit are focussed on Australian name changes, however, here is some information for our US readers.
Where to Find Your Local Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages
We'll give you a list of where to find your local BDM so you can go and collect your registered marriage certificate in person. (Hint: the BDM offices are listed at the bottom of this page – just scroll down!)
Post Wedding Checklist
There is a lot do do after your wedding, and these articles will help you get started. But, the best way to make sure there aren’t tasks hanging around for weeks or even months is to download our free post wedding checklist. Let’s get organised, grab your post wedding checklist here!
How to Make Money From Your Wedding
Log on to popular review sites and get credits for sharing your opinion. Then, turn your credits into gift cards ... or sell the things you don't want to keep. Read more here.
Left Over Wedding Cake
What do you do with it? Eat it? Store it? Freeze it? There are a few popular traditions you might want to check out too. What to do with your wedding cake.
Organising Your Wedding Photos
Because most photographs limit the number of photos you can have in your album based on the package price you pay, choosing the right photos is extremely important. And not only is it a matter of cost, but you’re going to want to look back at your photos in the years to come and see the right memories. Here are some tips from seasoned brides about how to choose the right photos. And, uploading your photos to a speciality photo website (as opposed to just facebook or instagram) can be a great way to share your photos with your wedding guests. Here are my favourite wedding photo choice tips.
Selling Your Wedding Dress?
There are a lot of options these days for selling your wedding dress, from selling on a ebay style site, to basic classifieds, or to an intermediary. See which way might be the best for you. Read more here.
Finances and Budgeting
Are you saving for a house? Or just trying to pay your wedding off? I’ve put together a free budgeting spreadsheet for you to help you get your finances in check. You can download your budgeting spreadsheet here.
Starting a Family
The wedding’s over, what comes next? Babies! Okay, so maybe not straight away, but for a lot of couples it’s the logical next step. Even if you’re not ready to dive into baby-land straight away, it can help to prepare mentally and physically. Read this article to see if you are ready, and if not, these tips might help you get there. Read more here.
Updating Your Will
Next to signing on the dotted line on your wedding day, you should be signing your new Will. Why? Because your previous Will is now null and void. Or if you didn’t have one, now is the time to make sure your belongings end up in your partner’s hands if anything happens to you (because it’s not automatic!) See our Read Will Kit here
Moving Kit Checklist
Use this handy checklist that counts you down from the months before your move, to moving day and those post moving tasks that you need to get done. Lay your hands on our moving checklist here
Moving Kit Manual
An item by item and step by step guide for your next house move. Don’t move home without it! Grab your free moving kit here
Anniversary Gifts Colours, Stones and Flowers
I’ve listed the modern and traditional gifts, colours, stones and flowers here for your first anniversary through to your 50th. (PS. You might want to let your partner in on this site as well!) Anniversary Gifts Colours, Stones and Flowers