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!