Destination I Do
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This Service Makes Changing Your Name a Breeze

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of

The flowers are arranged, the officiant hired and your groom is a go – becoming Mrs. ____ should be as easy as saying “I do,” right? Wrong. Don’t worry, you aren’t going to be left at the altar or anything, but changing your legal last name can be a time consuming and confusing process. There are a bevy of official forms to complete in order to change to your married name. Not only that, but you need to change your name on your Social Security Card, U.S. Passport, state driver’s license, with the U.S. Postal Service and the IRS.

Often new brides have a myriad of questions when beginning the name-change process: What are the fees? Can you file by mail? How do you show proof of marriage? If a copy of the marriage certificate is needed, will I get it back? Thankfully, there’s a web site out there to help. is geared toward making your name-change as easy and stress-free as possible.

MissNowMrs has a “frequently asked questions” section to help solve all those never-ending nuances. They have done all the research for you by contacting every U.S. Government and state level office to ensure you receive the correct form with the most accurate filing instructions available.

After all the government forms are filed, brides now need to notify all of their creditors of their new married name. These include: banks, credit cards, insurances, medical providers, utilities, employers, professional license bureaus, associations, clubs and more. MissNowMrs has designed notification letters that auto-fill with the information you provide to make this step a cinch.’s services are available for $29.95. This grants you admission to all of the company’s name change experts, insider tips and guides you through the completion of filing your forms and sending your notification letters. The site will save you hours of standing in line at random offices and on hold with questions.

Benefits of using for your married name change:

-Access to all state & U.S. government name-change forms and custom-made notification letters for all creditors.

-Answering one group of questions completes ALL of your name-change forms and letters which avoids hours spent manually filling in the same information over and over again.

-Receive the inside scoop on filing each form – if there’s a way for you to avoid an office line, they’ll tell you.

-Peace of mind knowing that your name is changed on everything and that you will not run into complications in the future due to inconsistencies.

-Amazing customer service. If you have a question, you’re able to call, email or live chat with a name-change expert.

-MissNowMrs says it saves brides an average of 13 hours by avoiding research, complicated completion and the hassle of filing.
Best of all, MissNowMrs has offered to award 5 complimentary gift cards to Destination I Do readers to cover the cost of their name-change service. The first 5 brides/grooms-to-be who comment on this post will win a free gift card worth $30. Know someone who's getting married? Comment quick and you'll have an awesome wedding gift - free of charge! If you're one of the first 5 to comment, please send your contact info to to receive your gift card. For more information on MissNowMrs, visit their web site.

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