(Closed) Name change between wedding and honeymoon – question

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I guess it depends on what country you are from. If you are an American, if you have 4 months, I would say it’s very possible to get you passport changed beforehand. The airline shouldn’t have a problem changing your name on the airfare. Not sure about passport, Global Entry wait times in other countries.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

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kandykane1 :  I believe airline change fees only apply if you are changing the actual date/time of your flight. But don’t quote me on that.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I would check with your airline first- there are some that will not reissue a ticket for a name change, so you’d have to cancel ($$$) and then rebuy your tickets- most likely at a heftier price. 

I also have Global Entry and I believe you’ll need to have another in person interview if you change your name. 

You can use your maiden name legally and married. And socially, so I’m not sure why you’d want to make it harder on yourself for no reason

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’ve done this same thing, just not for my honeymoon. I took my ex husbands name, but didn’t have time to have my passport changed before going to a Destination Wedding. As long as the ticket & passport match, you’re ok.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

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kygirl242 :  most won’t even do it, charge or not. Especially on an international flight. 

Save yourself the headache and use your maiden name legally. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

if the airline tickets are booked in the name you have now, then i would say wait. But i think there can be ways to change the name on the ticket before you leave as well, i would double check that before changing anything. 

i also want to say if you change your name on the passport, definitely make sure you change your name on your drivers license as well, since airports tend to ask for both. 

if you can get it all done in 3 months i commend you, it took me forever to finally get everything changed over to my new last name. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

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knickergold :  She wants to change her name to her husband’s. That’s her choice. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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kandykane1 :  I guess my thing is just…. why? Why risk having ANY trouble returning to the United States at this point? Sure, if passport and airline are in your maiden name, it will most likely be ok but… again… why risk it? Why are you SO insistent on needing to immediately change your name?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Since you already booked everything, I would just wait until after the honeymoon. 3 months will fly by and you can socially use your married name in the meantime.  I waited to book my honeymoon until I had my name all set.  I am pretty sure you can’t change names on the ticket and with international travel I would want my name on my ticket to be my legal name just in case something happens…insurance, Id theft, etc.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Take this with a grain of salt… I got my passport much quicker than I expected to.  I also didn’t have any deadlines looming, so maybe it just seemed quick.  With that said, no way would I have tried to change anything if I had a 3 month deadline.  I’m just too much of a worrier.  I definitely would have obsessed that it wouldn’t have been enough time to get everything done.  It’s certainly doable, just not the kind of added stress I would have wanted.

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