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Now that you’ve gotten hitched at our premier North Texas barn venue, it’s time to change your last name (or not!). Whether you want to take your spouse’s last name entirely, hyphenate, or any other options there’s steps that need to be taken.
If your wedding has already happened, you’ve done the first two steps of changing your name in Texas: get a marriage license and get married!
Once you’ve done this, begin with changing your name through Social Security. You’ll simply fill out a (free) application for a new card.
Next up, let your employer know so that they can switch over your name in the system. At this point, you will be able to change any documents, inducing tax documents that need the information.
Don’t forget about your license either! Head on over to your local DMV to change your name (and get a new picture!) on your driver’s license. Once you’ve begun the process through Social Security, you’ll have 30 days in Texas to change your name through the DMV.
You should then apply for a new passport. Unfortunately, you have to go through the entire application process for a passport, again, in order to change your name.
Now that all the big things are figured out, be sure to not forget all of the little things! Alert your loan borrowers, bank, your lease, insurance, and anything else that needs your name for official document purposes. Don’t forget to change your name on your social media accounts, either!
If you have plans to honeymoon or travel out of the country pretty soon after your wedding, you might want to hold off on the name changes for your passport’s sake! It can get complicated, and you don’t want anything standing in the way of you and your destination.