Post # 1
I’ve heard so many stories of people having problems getting onto planes/cruises because of name changes that my Fiance booked our honeymoon cruise with me as my maiden name. Then I read a post on here & did research & it looks like if I bring my wedding certificate its ok to use my new name. I’m changing my 1st, middle & last name when I get married so maybe I should just use my maiden name to avoid confusion. I’m a little sad that my ticket won’t say his last name but it works best for traveling. We’re going on a cruise to mexico so its probly best to use my “old name”.
We’re heard that honeymooners get free upgrades in some places so I wonder if they’ll believe us since we have 2 different last names. Not really a vent or upset or anything, just kinda wondering out loud…
Post # 3
Oh I didn’t want to have to worry about docs or anything plus we leave the day after for St. Lucia so I wouldn’t be able to get everything changed in time. So we booked under my maiden name.
I think they know that most honeymooners won’t have the same name on their honeymoon.
Post # 4
We’re leaving the next day – twelve hours after the reception ends! Everything is under my maiden name. I actually think it will be exciting to still have that change when I get back, though I am hyphenating.
Post # 5
If you are leaving right after the wedding, you aren’t going to have time to change your name legally so you should have it in your maiden name. It will take at least a month and a half to get a new passport back so I wouldn’t wait on that. I’m sure they will believe you that you are on your honeymoon (no one can change their name right after getting married).
As for carrying around the marriage license, I wouldn’t do it. You will need that copy to change your name so you don’t want to risk loosing it. Plus I don’t know how long after the wedding you are leaving, but it took mine over a week to come back from being certified.
Post # 6
We also booked under my maiden name, for the same reasons. Evidently (per the posts above), it is very common, if not the norm! 🙂
enjoy your honeymoon!