While getting married is already a significant commitment and change (personally, emotionally, physically, and legally), there is one more aspect that can be thrown into the mix and that is... a name change.
Do you plan to change your name?
- Your emotional attachment to your name
- You may prefer a new last name (or not)
- It is 'traditional' to have the same last name as your spouse. There may be cultural or family significance to factor in.
- Re-processing your identifying documents means a new drivers license, passport, health insurance card, certificates, uber id
- Updating friends, family, networks
Changing your name
- When to change your name is an important question
- The process for doing so also factors in
Beyond that doing a legal name change is a process that can happen anytime, but often takes some time to complete (You don't decide today and have a new legal name tomorrow). Again this is all dictated by state government organizations.
For couples getting married and immediately traveling (to go on a honeymoon perhaps) look into the options for name change and plan when you would like to manage the change. In most cases this would be done after you return.
Informing government agencies, banks, memberships, organizations, and more so you can move through your life with ease, sooner rather than later.
While this can seem overwhelming and quite a hassle, there are services which can quickly and easily move you through so you are not still changing your name on your credit card 3 years later. One that came to my attention is Easy Name Change. They are a supportive bunch and offer 2 levels of packages to transfer you to your new name with ease.
Here is a link to get started: >>Easy Name Change<<
And they can help you with any tricky questions. Name changes are what this company does, so this would be a great place to start exploring if this changing your name is part of your plan as you embrace this next chapter of life.