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Changing Your Last Name After Marriage? You Need This Checklist

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#1 OceanPhoto

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    Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

    If you are a bride or groom who is legally changing your last name after your wedding, then this post is for you.

    Below is a list of things/places you may want to update or notify after your last name is officially changed. I created this for my personal use, but wanted to share it with everyone in hopes someone else will find it useful. By no means is this a complete list, but it is a good start.








    Consider this your Newlywed To-Do List


    If your last name is changing:
    Update your social security card
    Renew your driver's license
    Change personal banking information
    Change your credit card information
    Update home/auto/life insurance policy
    Change your telephone information
    Contact all utility companies
    Inform your employer/payroll department
    Update health insurance and 401k account
    Send notification to local post office
    Update gym membership
    Renew library card
    Update mortgage or lease info
    Contact schools and alumni associations
    Update voter registration information
    Change your email address (if applicable)
    Renew passport
    Update magazine subscriptions
    Update social media profiles
    Request change of school or work ID
    Buy new business cards
    Buy new address labels
    Update personal/business email signature
    Update LinkedIn profile


    Oh, and don't forget:
    Make changes to your beneficiary information
    Inform CPA or tax accountant if deciding to joint file
    Update car registration coverage
    Begin gift registry returns
    Finalize your wedding album and portraits
    Clean and preserve your wedding gown
    Use your guest list to send out Thank You notes


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    #2 jennifer8913

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    Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:41 AM

    thanks for posting!!

    "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

    Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)

    #3 uhura526

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      Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

      Great info!

      #4 Jenna1511

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        Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

        Sooo helpful! Thanks for posting!

        #5 Ryves

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          Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:29 AM

          Thanks. I was thinking that deep.

          #6 TrishaJ34

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            Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:12 AM

            I'll hang on to this! With so many steps, it's nice to have a checklist!

            #7 Tink

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              Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:22 AM

              This was beyond helpful! Thank you for the tips. Never thought of some before reading this. 

              #8 MsKenyaF

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                Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

                Didn't realize that there was this much to do to change your last name! Thanks for the tips. Very helpful!

                #9 Ty Roane

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                  Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:19 PM

                  Thank you! I never realized it was sooo much to change.  I forget how much I use my name. I am excited to be officially married and change my name.  My BC has 5 names, I am dropping 3 and adding his.

                  #10 jolene028

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                  Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

                  Wow I didnt realize how much goes into it... maybe I will just keep my last name! LOL

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