How to Change Your Name after the Wedding!

Wedding Planning Tips


You just got married, your marriage license has come and now you have to start changing your name but you are not sure where to start? Btw, just because you have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn’t mean you’ve officially changed your name.

Here is a handy list of places you may want to work on checking off – –

  • DMV: License, Registration & Title
  • Social Security Card
  • Post Office
  • Passport
  • Bank Accounts: Checks & ATM Cards
  • Credit Cards
  • Professional License
  • Loans: Student, Mortgage & Personal
  • HR Department: Insurance & 401(K)
  • Voter Registration
  • Utilities: Gas, Electric, Cable, Etc
  • Cell Phone
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Memberships: Gym, Alumni, Reward Cards, Etc
  • Subscriptions: Magazines, Newspapers, Weekly Mailers & Online
  • Paypal
  • Social Networks
  • Library
  • Airlines (to transfer over your miles)
  • Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)

photograph by Andrew Franciosa