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How to Change Your Name

April 5, 2010

How to Change Your Name
Step-by-step instructions to go from Ms. to Mrs. in South Carolina

WRITTEN BY Stephanie Jo Chapa

While much of any wedding centers around romance, there’s some paperwork to getting married, too. And for brides-to-be, deciding to change last names is often a soul-searching affair. For those who’ve decided to take the leap and are ready to switch surnames, here’s a step-by-step checklist of how to do so here in the Lowcountry. We’ve placed it online, too, just in case you need a handy spot to refer to. Not a bride? Pass it one you know!

Before the Your Wedding
Make honeymoon arrangements (such as your plane and hotel reservations) in your maiden name, as identification with your new name can’t be processed until after your official ceremony. One month before your Big Day, visit your human resources office to change your work e-mail address, business cards, and the like. You might consider changing your personal e-mail address, then, too. Last, just before your wedding, use social networking tools like e-mail (personal and professional), Facebook, your wedding Web site, or old-fashioned snail mail to spread the word of your pending name change. This facilitates receipt of both future wedding gifts and communications.

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