(Closed) So what do you do with checks after the wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

you both have to go to the bank and explain the situation and they will let you deposite it in one of your accounts.  same thing happened to us except I’m not even changing my name.

Post # 5
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our bank wouldn’t let us deposit them in my husband’s account even with me there AND after I had endorsed all the checks (we even brought our marriage certificate and everything). They made him add me to his account before they would let us deposit them.  It was ridiculous and took a long time.  Just wanted to warn you that that might happen. 

Post # 6
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had the same problem and since I am not changing my name we had to fix it at the bank so it would not be a problem in the future.

The only way they would let us deposit them was to add my husband to the account I was wanting to deposit them into. It was not a big deal but took more time then I had hoped. 

Post # 7
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could also wait until your name change and open up a joint account to put them in. That’s what we did. The guy at the bank said we could have added them to one of our separate accounts (after the name change, of course) if we wanted to as long as one whose account it didn’t go into signed that it was okay. That was Wells Fargo we talked with. 

Post # 8
10713 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Soon my Fiance and I are setting up a joint account… probably next month. We’ll just put them in there since I’m not changing my name unless he changes his name too. 

Post # 9
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

we have a joint account with BoA and they let us deposit together.  The teller told me if I a check was written to married me and my name was still maiden me, they would not cash it.  BUT we ended up being able to deposit just fine with a different teller. so it seems to depend on both the bank and the teller, which sounds kinda wonky to me!

Post # 10
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

They wanted to see our marriage certificate/license/whatever, to prove we’re married. We just went to the bank and said we just got married, showed our ID’s and marriage thing and they were totally cool 🙂

Post # 11
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Your bank will let you change your name with your marriage license alone. At least, that’s what I did.

Post # 12
10846 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My bank let me deposit it all into my account with DH present and a copy of our marriage certificate (even though the certificate was wrong and said November on it). It was a little difficult, but if you pull the “I’m a really good customer” line, they generally drop the pretenses and do it as a one time favour 😉

Post # 13
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Does your bank have ATM’s readily available? We had checks written our every sort of way and because we have B of A there are some ATM’s that let you deposit up to 20 checks at a time. We just did this an never had anyone ask us anything.

Post # 14
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

You will both need to be there with ID’s and you both will need to sign the back of the checks. You should be able to deposit them into an account as long as both of you are on the account. If you dont have any joint accounts that can get tricky, because legally banks cant deposit the money into an account where both people wont have access to it. If you explain your situation and maybe even bring your marriage license they will most likely work with you! Good luck!!

Post # 15
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

we had to go to his bank together for the ones that had mr and mrs his lastname and I had to show my ID. They didnt want to allow us to deposit it at first but then they called the manager and he wanted us to open a joint account but I didnt have enough ID for that and he just decided to let it slide but he said he wouldnt do it again

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