Checklist for newlywed women choosing to change their last name:
This checklist may prove useful…. Here is a list of places to go as well as tasks you have to do when you get married because society just likes to make life that much more difficult for us.
What on Earth am I talking about?? IF you plan to change your last name when you tie the knot, this list is for you. If you are NOT going to change your last name when you get married then kudos to you; you have no hoops to jump through!
• Social Security Office — You will need a new social security card. No it’s not a new social security number, it’s just some stupid legal card like a birth certificate sort of, but yes, you absolutely must go to the Social Security Office to get a new one. *Bring your marriage certificate, birth certificate….. visit these two sites for details:
•DMV – Ugh, but yea, you have to go to change your name on your driver’s license. You may need to also notify your landlord, employer, etc…
•Bank — Any bank accounts you have you need to let them know because people write you checks as wedding gifts and make it out to “Mr. and Mrs. thus your previous bank account in your maiden name will give you grief if you want to withdraw money now and your name if different. Also you may need different credit cards with your new name.
•FREQUENT FLYER MILES — This one is often overlooked. You will need to fax a copy of your marriage certificate along with frequent flyer number(s) to the designated airline.
•PASSPORT — You need a new passport with your new name. You can do that at some post offices and court houses.