More and more these days it's more common to hear of a bride who isn't taking her partner's last name. Whether she decides to keep her own last name, or choose to hyphenate, there is a lengthy decision process before she lands on her answer. And maybe you're at the point where you aren't sure what YOU want to do, but skipping the name change is on your mind. If this IS you, I have written a few things for you to consider below. There are some benefits women find in skipping the change, and some minor downsides as well. No matter what, without the influence of anyone around you, it is YOUR DECISION. Let your heart tell you what is right for you.
What can be more time consuming than labeling, stamping, sealing, and mailing out hundreds of invitations to guests who may or may not be able to attend your wedding? I can't think of anything! But worry not, because I have all the invitation and rsvp hacks and tips you need to free up your calendar for more relaxation time (or planning time if you're the hustling type).
Is a family photo really complete without your pups? When planning engagement sessions with my couples, I am asked frequently 'what is the etiquette when bringing a dog to an engagement session'. Personally I'm an animal lover, so any extra time I get to play with happy pups is time well spent. But not every photographer is as eager to bring them along. If your pets are hard to keep track of, they run off when they see another animal, or they are less behaved outdoors than indoors, sure, maybe it's not such a great idea to bring them along. Either way, I've got some tips to help you plan for the best session with your sweet animals without feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to capture the right moments.
With wedding season upon us, you might be scouring the internet seeking the PERFECT outfit to wear to your best friend or family member's wedding. Having been there myself, trying to decide what would be the most fitting to the wedding location without overdressing or showing up TOO casual can be a cause of unnecessary stress.