Name Changes

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)
  • Loans
  • Marriage license
  • Medical records (doctor/dentist/etc.)
  • Passport
  • Pensions/401(k)/403(b)
  • Post office
  • Property titles/leases
  • School records (high school/college/etc.)
  • Social security
  • Stocks & bonds
  • Subscriptions (newspapers/magazines/etc.)
  • Taxes
  • Utilities (phone/electricity/water/cable/etc.)
  • Voter registration
  • Wills & trusts

No Matter What Happens:
Have Fun!

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!