Ready to read Alexa’s Real Name Change Story? You’ll love her spontaneous elopement with family…. her new married ABC initials, and Alexa’s great advice for fellow newlyweds!
Alexa’s Love Story
My husband Tyler and I have always been a bit on the adventurous side. We met while working at a skydiving company and got engaged while on a 3 week cruise from LA to NY! Our wedding was one of a kind!
New Years Eve 2019 we were debating on if we should elope and on New Years Day 2020 we were married! We knew we wanted Tyler’s dad to marry us, so he had already been ordained in mid 2019. For New Years we we flew out to Arizona and had rented a cabin with his entire family. While driving to the cabin we saw a snow covered dirt road leading off the main road. We went on google maps and saw where it lead. It was a hidden treasure!
On New Years Eve when we were debating on getting married, we drove to the spot and scoped it out – it was perfect. There was no doubt in my mind that this was where I wanted to get married! We got all dressed up, went to the spot, did the thing, got some awesome drone footage went back home and ate tacos! We are also huge Mexican food fans! There wasn’t a single thing I would have changed about the day! Also, eloping is WAY less stressful than planning an entire wedding!
Alexa’s Name Change Narrative
Well, it was never a question in my mind that I would change my last name. For starters, my maiden name started with a W and I was SO TIRED of getting picked last in school HAHA. But when I was younger, I knew I wanted to marry someone with the last name of a C so my initials could be ABC – stupid I know. But that’s just another reason why I know I married my soulmate!
My new last name is the best part of my name change! Honestly, my last name was always hard to say so people would always butcher it. Cary is just much easier and I don’t have to awkwardly try and spell it out over the phone for people!
The hardest part of my name change is how ambiguous it was. Strangely enough, it seems like the places where you go to get your name changed, don’t always know how they are supposed to do it! There were a lot of questions for me because I had no idea where to start, what I needed for what and where to go.
MissNowMrs gave me everything I needed to get everything going on my name change. Unfortunately, when I was finally able to get my Social Security card changed, COVID-19 hit and I figured it would be best if I waiting to finalize everything after! But I already have everything filled out! I just have to walk into the DMV and mail the remainder of items out!
Alexa’s Newlywed Advice
Tyler and I have always been adventurous. Don’t let your honeymoon be your only adventure. Don’t just get right back to work after – still have date night, still surprise each other with little things. You got married because you want to spend the rest of your lives together – live it up!
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