The story of MissNowMrs started at a Hawaiian luau party in Bethesda. I met my future husband, a super cute guy wearing a blue polo shirt and grass skirt… and our love story began. Little did I know that by attending that party I would end up becoming an accidental entrepreneur.
In 2005 we got married and I decided to take a day off of work to change my maiden name to Tate. I did some internet research, completed all of the forms, and map quested directions to each of the government offices I needed to visit (yes, these were the days before GPS and Waze.) I felt organized and completely capable of handling the switch to Mrs. It turns out, I was very wrong.
It took three trips to get my new married name on my driver’s license. Ugh! One form was outdated, then I had my marriage certificate but not a certified marriage certificate. Instead of knocking out my name change in 6 hours I came home empty handed, having wasted a vacation day and was fuming. I stormed into the house and told my husband, “There should be some sort of service that makes name change easy.” Being a brilliant man, he looked at me and said, “You should do that.”
Those four words combined with my name change mishaps sparked the idea for MissNowMrs. I became a woman entrepreneur in tech, waaaay before that was a cool thing to do. The company was founded when I was 25, so I ended up growing up with my startup.
Thirteen years later, having built a multi-million dollar company, become a mother, authored a book to help other women turn their ideas into successful businesses, and launched an app; I still love what I do.
I love that a meltdown at the DMV completely changed my life’s course. I love that the MissNowMrs service and app help newlyweds save a huge hassle and give these couples more time to enjoy their lives and marriages.
Thank you for considering using the MissNowMrs service or app. We would be honored to be part of your married name change story.
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MissNowMrs In the Media
“People Watcher” Bethesda Magazine November/December 2013