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You had the wedding of your dreams and you officially, and legally, tied the knot with the person you are excited to spend the rest of your life with. So after you jet set to your honeymoon destination and spend some quality time writing thank you notes to the guests that filled your wedding day with love, excitement, and envelopes with cash inside, it’s time to tackle one more very important thing – legally changing your name. Here are six things to know when you get in line to make your name change happen.  
  1. Bring Your Wedding License
You’ll need a copy of this when you go to get your name changed. If you don’t have a physical copy of this, give the clerk’s office a ring and have them mail you a copy.  
  1. You’ll Want to Go to the Bank
Head on over to the bank with your marriage license and new driver’s license (see #3) and request new items, like: checks, debit and credit cards. You’ll also want them to change the name attached to your accounts.  
  1. Get in Line at the DMV
You’ll go here to get a new driver’s license with your new last name on it. Be sure to bring every single form of identification that you can with you. The DMV can be tough – so bring your marriage license, your old license, and your new social security card.  
  1. Apply for a new Social Security Card
Head over to the Social Security Administration’s website and fill out the application for a new social security card. You’ll have the card at your fingertips in just 10 days.  
  1. Carve Out Time
There are a lot of moving pieces and places to go when you’re changing your last name, so carve out some time to make this happen. Request a day or two off work in a month’s time so that you can make sure you’re doing what you need to do to get your name changed.  
  1. Contact the Right People
After you get your new social security card and driver’s license, be sure to update everything else: bills, post office, payroll, etc.  
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When it comes time to try on wedding dresses, your eyes may be drawn to many different styles and trends. You’ll grab a few dresses that are more traditional and some that are a bit out of the box and unique. But like with all fashion, trends come and trends go. So if you’re gearing up to go wedding dress shop for your big day this year or next, here are four wedding dress tends that are starting to get phased out in 2016.  
  1. Crop Tops
The wedding dress look of a long flowing skirt and a short crop top seemed fun and different a year or two ago, but this year the look is starting to fade away. This was a dress trend that suited brides who had a more edgy style and weren’t scared to show off their midriff. But if you’re looking to pull off a two-piece wedding dress look, opt-in for a skirt that goes past your knees and a top that’s a bit longer.
  1. The Ombre Look
Ombre was a hot trend in 2015 for hair and for wedding dresses. White dresses were colored with shades of pink or blue or even black at the bottom. It was a trend that spiced up the traditional white dress, just a little bit. Instead, this year, brides are moving away from the multi-colored dress and picking dresses that are colored instead of white.  
  1. Too Much Texture
Dresses with lots of beading or crystals are being phased out even more. Instead, fabrics with texture are taking their place and dresses with lace and feathers are upping their game and getting even more popular.  
  1. The Expensive Dress You Can’t Afford
While this isn’t a dress style, it’s a trend that’s starting to slow down. Brides this year aren’t interested in blowing their savings account on a dress they are only going to wear for 8 hours. Instead, they are looking for the dress of their dreams at a price they can afford.
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Planning a wedding is infamous for being a little bit, okay—fine, a lot chaotic. There will be late nights organizing your master wedding to-do list, weekend appointments making decisions alongside vendors you’re paying a lot of money to, and of course, the occasional cry-fest because the pressure of throwing the party of your lifetime has caught up to you. It can be a very unhealthy time, filled with lack of sleep, quick bites to eat, and enough stress that you start to feel weak. So in order to stay healthy during your personal wedding planning process, here are 7 super foods you should add into your diet.  
  1. Berries
Add them into a smoothie, morning yogurt, or just eat them by the handful. They are a great source of fiber and antioxidants that help keep your mind fresh.  
  1. Eggs
Whether or not you like them sunny-side up or just scrambled, eggs are a great source of protein and something you can eat quickly, as a snack or part of a meal.  
  1. Oranges
Keep a bowl of these things close by. They are a great way to boost your immune system and something simple and easy you can snack on when drafting emails to vendors or your bridal party.  
  1. Sweet Potatoes
These funny-shaped things are known as the healthiest vegetable in the land. They are great for your immune system and a great swap for the traditional baked potato.  
  1. Broccoli
You remember as a kid always being told to eat your broccoli, well know it’s time to hear it again. Broccoli is packed with vitamins C, A, and K. If you’re not a fan of the taste, add them to a stir-fry or even roast them in the oven.  
  1. Tea
Swap out of the soda for a glass of tea. Freshly brewed tea has a lot of health benefits and is known to help strengthen bones. With so many flavors to choose from, you can try a new tea flavor every day until your wedding.  
  1. Spinach
Spinach is known as the super food of all super foods. It has a ton of vitamins and calcium in it and will not only make you feel more energetic but also help cleanse your body.
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After the appetizers have been passed around at cocktail hour and your wedding guests have devoured the entrees during the reception, the greatest way to end the night is with dessert. By the end of your wedding, your guests will likely have sweated off the food they ate and start to get hungry for a late night treat. If you’re looking to have a traditional cake, with a twist, or just skip the cake altogether, here are 4 ideas for a dessert bar on your wedding day.  
  1. Give a Cold Treat
End the night with a good chill and put together an ice cream bar. You can have one table with different toppings and another with different flavors of ice cream. Ice cream is a light treat to end the night with and something that people can take as little or as much as they desire.  
  1. Mix it Up
Mini-milkshake bars are a fun late-night treats for guests. To make this bar work best, have the venue prepare the milkshakes beforehand and toss them in the freezer. That way, at the end of the night, you can have them displayed on a table for your guests to grab.  
  1. Remember Everyone Loves Candy
Make your dessert bar something people can take home with them. With a candy bar, you can have tins or small bags that guests can grab and fill up with candy to munch on at the party and to take home with them. You can include candy that you and your fiancé love the most and even some of your guests favorites as well.  
  1. Get Into the Dough
If you’re a donut person, you can create a donut bar with toppings that your guests can put on different flavored donuts. Include donuts of all different sizes and even get creative with the shapes.
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