Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Changing Your Name Goes Hi-Tech

This week has been a discovery of a whole new world of hi-tech wedding applications. After years working on the inside of an Internet company (The Knot--the one that "started it all"on the wedding front), I have to admit it's been a while since I've seen a "why didn't I think of that?" idea! 

If you're hitched, you all know what a pain it is to change your name. Filing forms, notifying credit card companies, getting a new drivers license, a new work email--it's such a drag that so many of us (including yours truly) have dragged our feet when it comes to completing the process. 

Thankfully, brides-to-be with nomer updates can rely on secured website that actually automatically fills out all of the necessary forms for you! Here's how it works: you answer a series of questions (you can opt to fill in your social security number by hand), the system fills out the forms, and then allows you to check and print them--and provides the 411 on filing (addresses, fees, special instructions, etc.). Packages start at $19.95 for the driver's license and SSN name change forms and go up to $29.95--for virtually everything else, from passports to insurance notifications. Of course, read all the fine print and if you have questions about their privacy guarantees, read about them online

Okay, tomorrow, we go back to "style"--but at Chandelier, we can't help but share the goodies with substance!

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