(Closed) This is probably a dumb question….

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been told that when I get my marriage lisence, I’ll get a packet of information on how to do it.  But it may vary by state.

Post # 4
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i have no clue about the process either, but i have the same questions! Just wanted you to know that you’re not alone and that it’s not a dumb question!! Smile

Post # 6
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your marriage license is your evidence of Being Mrs. HisLastName and with the marriage license you go through all of your stuff and start changing it over to assume his last name – drivers license, banking, health cards etc.

This is how it works in Canada – I assume that it would be the same there but you can go on to your gov’t website to get the info.

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

In Colorado, you go to social security first with your marriage license (I got it a week after the wedding).  At social security, I needed to take my old social security card and my marriange license.  Then I went to the DMV.  I needed the marriage license, the temporary copy of my social security card, and my old license.  After you get your social security card and drivers license back, you can change your name with all your bank accounts and other accounts.

Post # 9
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh and I did actually change my name on my license in Alabama and they were great about it.  I didn’t want to change my name for a month on my old license so I just brought them my license from the other state and everything else and they were completely fine with it!

Post # 11
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve read that it’s important to do it after the honeymoon so you don’t have any confusion with your reservations. I’m planning to use this site: https://www.missnowmrs.com/ (that I’m sure I read about on the weddingbee blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

The one thing I know for certain is that if you’ve bought a new passport in the past 12 months, changing your name on the passport is free.

 

Post # 12
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@vonnegurl you’re right about waiting until after the honeymoon to avoid issues there.

Post # 13
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think The Knot has a packet you can buy with all the info needed to change your name but I don’t know that it’s really necessary. My insurance agency actually gave me a wedding planning book and it provides a lot of information about what all to change and how to do it. You might look for something like that. Hopefully it will be free. And from the sounds of it, there are tons of online resources. But I definitely agree about waiting until after the honeymoon. Here in Kansas when we change/renew our driver’s license we get a paper copy that is good until our other one comes in the mail and then slowly the ink starts to fade off so you can’t use it anymore. It’s supposed to be a valid form of ID but I know that airports won’t accept it as valid and when you renew your license the clip the corner meaning it’s not a valid form of ID anymore.

Post # 14
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MightySapphire: I actually changed my credit cards after my drivers license but I was allowed to keep the copy of my old one so I could show that as ID if I was asked for it (honestly, I am only asked for ID maybe every other month).

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