Us girls over here at MJP have all dealt with name changes, and we know, its a pain in the butt and can be super stressful! DMV and social security office lines, passports and banks… Don’t even get me started!
So, to help you out and hopefully spare you a few tears, we have put together a list on how to change your name! One of our lovely brides Cayla, (you can see her beautiful wedding here) has also added a few things, like where you should change your name.
So bookmark this for later because you’re going to need it, and make sure to read until the end, because we have a bonus photo checklist you can save to make the process easier.
Alright, here we go!
.: File your Marriage Certificate :.
.: Legally Change Your Name :.
You will need to bring:
.: New Name, New License :.
There are a few ways to change your license… unfortunately, you have to take a new unflattering photo for all of them.
Changing just your name:
Changing your name and address:
.: Stay Covered with Insurance :.
.: Loans :.
.: Work Work Work Work :.
.: Passports :.
Unfortunately, this process is a little trickier. You have to send in your:
.: Where else should you change your name? :.
Cayla gave some great tips for places you might not always think of right away:
1. TSA Precheck
2. Gym Memberships/Any Other Memberships
3. Bills and Payments
4. Doctor’s Offices
We made a checklist for you so that you can save it to you phone and keep it handy!