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As your big day slowly approaches, the knot in your stomach tightens. You’ve completed the paperwork to have your last name changed, but signing that dotted line feels like your life changed. The thought of a permanent relationship begins to settle in and you may think Am I really ready for this?


Brides, realize that you’re about to embark on a new journey in your life.  It is completely normal to have pre-wedding jitters. Understand that emotions are only temporary. Allowing fear and doubt to creep their way into your thoughts does not ease the anxiety. Maybe you’ve built a career around your maiden name and feel uncomfortable changing it. Perhaps you grew up with divorced parents and you fear that happening within your own marriage. Take the time to analyze what’s really upsetting you and talk it over with your fiancé and marriage counselor.


Consider the oldest married couple that you know. They’ve been through years of what you’re only thinking about. Allow them to be an inspiration to you. Marriage doesn’t get easier after saying “I do.” It may be hard work and consist of a lot of compromising, but when it comes to being with the one you love, it’s all worth it.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.
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