Traditionally, the Bride changes her last name to her husband’s last name.
An alternative to this is for the bride to continue to use her maiden name, or hyphen-ate her married name with her husband’s last name (look out for those government forms when trying to write out Gendreau-Moynihan).
Another alternative to this is to create a new surname, sometimes by combining parts of each person’s last name (example: “Line” marrying “Backus” could become “Backline” – OK, that’s silly) for both the Bride and Groom to use.
Where may a name change be required???
- Bank accounts (savings/checking/IRA/safety deposit box/etc.)
- Bills Business cards & stationary
- Car registration
- Club memberships
- Computer records & directories
- Credit cards
- Driver’s license
- Employee records Insurance (Life/auto/property titles/leases)
- Marriage license
- Medical records (doctor/dentist/etc.)
- Post office
- Property titles/leases
- School records (high school/college/etc.)
- Social security
- Stocks & bonds
- Subscriptions (newspapers/magazines/etc.)
- Utilities (phone/electricity/water/cable/etc.)
- Voter registration
- Wills & trusts
No Matter What Happens:
On your Wedding Day, plan to relax, smile, laugh, visit, eat, drink, dance, celebrate, and have fun! Your Wedding Day deserves to be filled with happy memories!