(Closed) Cashing wedding checks – what a nightmare!

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Wow, that is really interesting.  Thanks for sharing this important information!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I think this is probably one of the most informative posts.  Thanks!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I ran into that problem after our engagement party.  To our surprise, we got several gifts and cards with cash…when all we REALLY wanted was to celebrate with our families – BBQ style!  Anyways, any check that had both names had to be signed by both parties.  Luckily, my bank allowed me to deposit the checks with my fiance’s signature and didnt make him sign it in person and/or show his ID.  He signed them at home, and I deposited them into my account.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@jenbrandner:  Wow, what a helpful post!  Luckily, my bank only required my new ID and marriage license to change my name with them; no SS card was needed.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I really wish people wouldn’t think it was cute to write down the “new name” on a check.  We got a few of those and since I still haven’t changed my name we’ve had to go back and ask them to void that check and write a new one.  It’s annoying and embarrassing.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yep…I got to go through that lovely process.  Only, my Darling Husband wasn’t/isn’t living with me, so he couldn’t just pop in the bank to open an account.  Thankfully, I have power of attorney for him, so I could create an account in his name…but it was still a hassle.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thank you!  This has been one of those questions lurking in the back of my mind.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Get a joint account with either to sign and it is super easy!

No matter how they right your name your hubby’s will always be the same and can be always deposited without him present!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s odd – It must really vary from place to place!  I had no problem with any of the checks we got for the wedding (with all sorts of different name combinations).  Bank took everything at once – no questions asked!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We just deposited them all and they were all made out diffently like yours. They didn’t give us any grief.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

this is a good post. I actually hope we get cash rather then checks 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes, I got a lot of checks written out to Mr. & Mrs New Name too!  I let my husband cash those.  As for the ones that were written to “Absolutbettie NewName” I signed both my maiden name/new married name underneath each other and just deposited them as I did any other check.  I did this all ATM and had no problem.  FYI — I found going to the ATM for deposits easier than going to the teller!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I got a lot of checks addressed to MyFirst HisLast.  That’s not my name now.  Nor will it ever be.  So in addition to being a headache to deposit them (we eventually found out how), we have to remind those presumptuous guests on our thank you notes that I did not change my name.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow I didn’t have that much problem with my credit union.  On checks written to both of us, we both signed the back of the check and signed the checks with variations of my names.  Maybe it’s because I just put it into the ATM?  But still no one asked.

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