(Closed) My name on my honeymoon cruise is my maiden name

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh I didn’t want to have to worry about docs or anything plus we leave the day after for St. Lucia so I wouldn’t be able to get everything changed in time. So we booked under my maiden name. 

I think they know that most honeymooners won’t have the same name on their honeymoon.

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re leaving the next day – twelve hours after the reception ends!  Everything is under my maiden name.  I actually think it will be exciting to still have that change when I get back, though I am hyphenating.

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you are leaving right after the wedding, you aren’t going to have time to change your name legally so you should have it in your maiden name.  It will take at least a month and a half to get a new passport back so I wouldn’t wait on that.  I’m sure they will believe you that you are on your honeymoon (no one can change their name right after getting married).

As for carrying around the marriage license, I wouldn’t do it.  You will need that copy to change your name so you don’t want to risk loosing it.  Plus I don’t know how long after the wedding you are leaving, but it took mine over a week to come back from being certified.

Post # 6
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We also booked under my maiden name, for the same reasons. Evidently (per the posts above), it is very common, if not the norm!  🙂


enjoy your honeymoon!

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