If you're planning to legally change your name after the honeymoon, use this free checklist to help you remember to change your name on the following records:
Application for a New Social Security Card
Note: It takes about 10 days for IRS records to be updated after the Social Security Administration effects your name change.
This is likely to require an in-person appearance at your local Department of Motor Vehicles to submit forms, which are provided on the premises. Bring two kinds of identification, such as a certified copy of your marriage license and/or birth certificate, your current driver's license, or a U.S. passport. Don't expect to be able to change the name or address on the title of your car, however: A new title is only issued upon transfer of ownership.
Correcting or Changing Information in Your Passport
Also communicate your name change to...
- Kits to Make Your Name Change Easier
- New Bride Name Change Kit
- Newlywed Name Change Kit for Bride & Groom
Note: These are inexpensive but not free.