One of the big things with getting married is the name change. Years ago, women never really had a choice as to whether they changed their name or not, as that was the norm - but these days there are plenty of options.
KISS. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I never wanted to change my name unless I married someone with an S last name so I could always be KISS.
As I got older, my attachment with my last name only developed further. My first business name was ksayerphotography, my second KISS Freelance. I'm extremely family orientated and I'm the oldest in my family (and I don't have any brothers) I always knew that I wanted to keep Sayer as my last name.
I am a Sayer, but I'm marrying a Jones. A few years ago, as Jesse and my relationship started becoming more serious, I told him that I wouldn't be changing my name. I'm marrying a Southern boy with traditional values so of course, at first, he wasn't too sure about the idea.
He then realised the reasons why I didn't want to change my name and accepted my decision entirely. He's even wanted to change his last name for years and has even joked about taking my last name.
My mum changed her name as did every other woman in my family - but I'm going a bit of a different route. While I'm not going to be Kristy Jones (like 501 million other women in the world) I am changing it.
I'm going to be Kristy Irene Sarah Sayer Jones - whether that's hyphenated or not, I'm not sure yet.
Now we joke that my initials will sounds like "kissed ya" with them being KISSJ and my business names are still going to make sense. Professionally I will most likely remain as Kristy Sayer.
One of the best things about my new name will be that me and Michael Buble will have a thing going on! ;) (Me and Mrs Jones) Only kidding!
But tell me, what do you think about the whole name change thing with marriage?
What did/will you do? Are you influenced by your parent's/family's choices?