(Closed) Legally married then " wedding" question

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think they MUST wait to change their name. I mean there’s no way they could keep that a secret.

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had a friend who got married a few weeks after me and I found out that they got legally married beforehand. We weren’t really close friends so I don’t know all the details but I do know it had something to do with their apartment and changing her name (she wanted to get the paperwork started).

I also overheard a woman at work talking in my classroom. She was on hold with the courthouse or something and when someone asked why she explained that her and her husband had a civil ceremony recently and she changed her name using her First Name Maiden Name as Middle and Married Name as Last and now she regrets so she wants to change it to First Name Middle Name Hyphenated Maiden and Married. She said this summer they are going to fly to Peru (where she’s, maybe both of them, are from) for the actual big wedding. So that’s a two name change before the big wedding. 

Post # 5
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If the bride plans to change her name, she generally declares that on the marriage license application. So the marriage license will say she has his last name, but she can wait as long as she wants to officially change her name with Social Security and such.

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