Life of a Bride-to-Be : Wedding Budgeting 101 (Chapter 14)

Life of a Bride-to-Be : Wedding Budgeting 101 (Chapter 14)

27 Days to my wedding! Oh geez.

One thing I haven’t discussed at all on here is how I’ll proceed with changing my name. It’s actually a very complicated process. The top three – and most important – places┬áthat you have to contact when you change your name are:

  • Social Security Administration
  • Your local DMV
  • HR Department at Place of Employment (after you’ve got your SS Card)

┬áSome other people you should contact (within the first 30 days after you get hitched… if possible):

  • U.S. Post Office
  • 401k / Retirement plans
  • Credit card companies
  • Bank accounts / names on checkbook
  • Mortgage
  • Voter registration
  • Doctors and other medical places
  • Memberships & Subscriptions
  • Utility companies (phone, cable, gas, electric, etc.)
  • Legal Contracts
  • I’m starting to understand why women have started to keep their maiden name more often these days… however, I’d still like the same last name as my husband. I tend to be traditional though… to my core.

    For a few more ideas check out I’ve found their lists to be most helpful when determining what I need to do after the wedding.

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