February 1, 2017

Changing your Name with HitchSwitch

For someone who is as organized as I like to think I am, the process of changing my name was really daunting. I have heard so many horror stories of long lines, being turned away, and utter chaos. It was really a no brainer for me to spend a little bit of money to help avoid some of that. 

I was working on changing my name during probably THE MOST busy time in my life thus far. We got married, moved states, I started a new job, Dave started full-time grad school, and we got a kitten. I mean, I wouldn't have wanted it to be any other way, because now that things are settled I look back on that time as one that is so full of love and adventures. 

I had been hearing a lot about HitchSwitch from sources such as The Knot and Wedding Wire, and at first it sounded too good to be true. They would FILL OUT all the paperwork for me? I was sold.


*First things first, this IS NOT a sponsored post. I chose to use HitchSwitch myself because my life was cray at the time.

Anywho, I chose the full service plan ($69) because we were packing our shit up from our Norfolk apartment during this chaos. I had it sent directly to our new apartment in PA. This was a HUGE help, because I didn't have to worry about moving it, it getting lost, or whatever else could happen.

I filled out the easy form and clicked send. At the time, I wasn't sure what I was going to do for my middle name, so I kept it as is.

So when I decided to make my maiden name into my middle name, I simply emailed their customer service department and they sent me new forms. No fees or anything. That is some high qualty right there folks.

I did have to turn in the forms myself to the different offices, but there were printed directions included in my packet that told me exactuly what I needed to bring and where. It included a list of what else I needed to bring with me (birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc), and it was so easy.

This is definitely an investment to make it easy, and I don't think if I was as busy as I was at the time, I would have used this service. But, since the freaking LAST thing I wanted to think about at the time was what documents needed to go where, it was worth the money for me.

Have you ever used a service like HitchSwitch? Would you ever consider it?

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