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Many brides are intimidated by the name change process because
they don’t know where to begin. Having to contact Government
agencies, fighting through tiered voicemail systems and standing in long
line-ups is enough to drive anyone’s stress level up! Here are a few tips
to help you tackle the process ….
What’s the difference between ‘legally changing’ and
‘assuming’ my husband’s name?
There are two ways to change your name - LEGALLY or ASSUMING.
When your name is legally changed, you will be issued
a new Birth Certificate indicating the legal name. No fee applies if you
submit the application and documentation within 90 days of marriage.
Assuming his last name does not change your Birth Certificate and
there is no fee.
When can I start changing my name?
You can begin after you’re married, once you obtain
your Record of Solemnization of Marriage or Certificate
Do I still have to go through the name change process if
I hyphenate my name?
Yes. All Government and personal documents should be updated in
order to maintain consistency throughout.
What do I use as Proof of Marriage?
The Record of Solemnization of Marriage or Certificate
We’re travelling out of the country for our honeymoon.
What name should I book my trip under?
Since you will be using your passport to travel, ensure your ticket is consistent
with the name in your passport.
What’s in A Name? Bridal Name Change Kit offers comprehensive, step-by-
step instructions and government forms, to help ease the stress of the name
BRIDAL NAME CHANGE TIPS