As any bride can tell you, there's a lot that goes into planning a wedding. From dresses to decorations and everything in between you plan and prep for the big day. But there's one thing I think I really need to practice but it just seems so silly to do it.

I know that marriage means things are going to change in my current relationship. Perhaps not a huge change, but marriage makes things different. And even though I am ready for the mental changes, one physical change is eating at my brain.

It's silly I know, but I'm concerned about changing my name. Not worried about changing it


or not wanting to change it, but concerned about writing it.

I said I know it's silly!

But I really am wondering about how I'll sign my new name. I mean I've been writing the same name for nearly three decades, just changing that is going to be hard to do. You get used to your signature and now writing something completely different I think is going to be hard for me.

So I kind of want to practice the new name, but I feel ridiculous doing it. It just seems like when you were in middle school writing your crushes name out in your notebook "Mrs Justin Timberlake", "Mrs Nancy Timberlake", "Mr and Mrs Timberlake." It just makes me feel silly and young, but I sometimes really just want to try it out and see how it looks.

So is this as weird as my brain seems to think it is? Did you ever practice your new last name before you officially took it as your own? Should I just practice it already?