(Closed) Anyone done the Name Change Before the Wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
3522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think you can do it until you have a valid (read: signed, which happens at the ceremony) marriage license. You sign it, and they send you an official copy in the mail. Unless you want to get married at the courthouse beforehand, I’m not sure that there’s a way to change your name before the wedding.

Post # 6
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

unless you get a court order to have your name changed just like anyone else who would want their name changed, you have to wait until after the ceremony – state dept, social security, licensing etc, wont change your name unless you have a legal document stating so.

personally i think its jumping the gun to change your name to your FH name before you are even married. its a bit odd and from a person who has a friend who didnt do this legally but did it with new email addresses, logons etc, about a year out, it looks REALLY weird.

my vote would be to not do this. mostly because its not legal without a document to back itup. and heaven forbid something happen between now and the wedding…

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