You're Married, But Now What?

Article by Emily
Emily Lyons

Congratulations! You are finally married, could life be any better? The stress of the wedding is over and now your days can be spent making memories as a married couple and planning your future together. There is only one small catch - going from Miss to Mrs actually takes a bit more work when it involves changing your last name. 

Here's a list of what comes next....

FIRST:  

Get your official marriage certificate - once submitted, this can take up to 6 weeks.
Once your official marriage certificate arrives..... 

Step 1:

Update your Social Security Card and Driver's License - you will need these two items to update everything else.

Step 2:

Update your finances...

  • passport
  • bank accounts
  • checks
  • credit cards
  • investment accounts
  • mortgage, lease, etc. - if needed
  • human resources at your work
  • 401(k)

Update your bills....

  • utilities
  • cell phone
  • cable
  • tv/internet
  • car title
  • student loan(s)
  • insurance - life, home/renters, auto, medical
  • post office - if address changed

Update your legal/medical....

  • doctor's office
  • will or living trust - your parents may need to update theirs too
  • Vet/pet microchip info - if needed
  • voter's registration
  • any other legal documents

Update your personal accounts...

  • online subscriptions
  • print subscriptions
  • library card
  • alumni associations
  • airline miles
  • gym membership
  • social networks
  • etc.