Post # 1
We are going on our honeymoon a little less than 4 months after our wedding. We made our reservations already, and all documents will be in my maiden name. So, if I am waiting to legally change my name until after we get back from our honeymoon, does that mean I still call myself by my maiden name in my personal life and at work? I’m so confused. What is or did everyone else do?
Post # 3
I’d call yourself Mrs. Married in person and on everything that’s easy to change until you do the actual legal change with passport, etc.
Post # 4
If it were me , I’d call myself by my new name. Sign whatever name you want on credit card receipts. Merchants don’t care at all anymore. The only thing you need ID for is flying. So as long as the name on your plane tickets match the name on your ID, then you’re good. It doesn’t matter anywhere else. Just go ahead and start changing over the informal things, like your signature, work stuff, etc.
Post # 5
Still GO by your new name! It’s just not legal.
Post # 6
@cb543822: I will change my name sometime in the 3 months after my wedding (month 1 is honeymoon and month 4 is a plane flight where FI put my married name on). I plan to go my by married name after the wedding socially, maiden name at work (this will be that way forever), and sign everything my maident name.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I think I found information where I may actually be okay to change my name on everything BUT my passport. If that is the case, then I have no worries. I can change that within a year. I’d just like to get everything else changed over sooner than 4 months after the wedding 🙂
Post # 8
@cb543822: Yes, you can change your name on your driver’s license and social security without changing your passport. That’s what I did. My passport is still in my maiden name and it’ll probably be that way for awhile!