(Closed) Help!! Changing last name & buying plane tickets.

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You should book it under your married name.  Two months is plenty of time to change your name from your maiden to your new married name.

Post # 4
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11342 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t know how long it will take to have your name changed in the area in which you live.  In the state in which I lived when I got married, I was able to change my name as soon as I returned from my honeymoon, and I was able to have my name changed on my passport rather quickly. The important thing is to ensure that the name on the plane ticket and the name on your identification match.

Post # 5
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990 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ok so I have a similar situation, my question on this would be how long it takes to switch your name? we are flying to Spain 3 days after the wedding, how should I book this?

Post # 6
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1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d do the passport thing myself, if you you book before you actually have a valid ID with your new name in hand.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@LaTortuga:  Use your maiden name for honeymoon trips that are booked less than a month after the wedding.  change your name when you return.  You can still go by your married name until you legally change your name but the name on your Passport must match the name on the plane ticket at the time of the flight.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Are you not able to change your passport before the wedding if you get paperwork done? I got my married passport before the wedding as long as I sent my application with a form from my celebrant.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SpecialSundae:  In the US, you have to have your marriage license before you can change your name.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@newloves1975:  Honestly, I’d book it under my maiden name and fly with my passport.  You shouldn’t have any problem having your name changed to your married name by that flight but I’d rather not risk something going wrong.  For instance, we didn’t get our marriage certificate until almost a month after the wedding.  And you can’t do any name change stuff without that.

@LaTortuga:  You should 100% book with your maiden name.  There is no way you will have your name legally changed before you leave.

Post # 11
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we booked our mini moon already.. i had to book with my last name now.. and since we will be leaving 2 days after the wedding ( on a monday) there will be no time to get my name changed..  i will be buying the name changing kit.. its on sale this week- and as an encore bride i know it CAN take a long time to get it changed Everywhere .

heres the link to the sale if anyone is interested

http://deals.weddingchannel.com/deal/14265/spend-just-1495-dollars-and-get-the-im-a-mrs-premium-package?utm_source=PublisherDealEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gc_2012-08-21&utm_term=National

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@vorpalette:  That really sucks. It’s a big thing for a lot of brides over here (if they’re changing their name). Darling Husband would have done it too, were it not for his parents threats of disowning him for doing so.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@newloves1975:  I’m just used to the UK where passports are the standard ID for travel. You can use your picture driving licence or national ID (if you come from a country with a national ID card system) when flying within Europe if you’re European, I’d assume it’s the same for US citizens in the States.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@newloves1975:  “I can use my passport as a valid ID at the airport right? Even if I’m just flying to another state.”

Yes – You definitely can.  DH flys every week for work (all domestic) and he does this all the time.  He lost his driver’s license for a while and used his passport as his ID constantly.

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