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Getting Married with Paperwork

Getting Married

Getting married can involve a little paperwork. Paperwork has work in the name, which can make the thought of it a task. We are sharing a few tips for getting married with paperwork.

The Marriage License

If you want to obtain a marriage license, you can start the application process online before arriving at the courthouse, but the process usually involves a trip to the courthouse. If you decide to go through the steps in-person, make a date out of the experience. If you want to save time and avoid standing in line at the courthouse, you might want to find an officiant that can help you obtain your license by mail. Not every officiant is designated as a coordinator with permission to obtain a license by mail. If you are interested in this simplified process, take the time to find a qualified officiant that meets your needs.

Changing Your Name

After getting married, you might want to change your name. Changing your name will have a lot to do with your culture and personal preference. You can choose to hyphenate your last name, take your spouse’s name or keep your name. If you decide to change your name, there will be a little paperwork involved in the process. Before you change your name, you must have a copy of your filed marriage license in hand when you visit the Social Security office and Department of Motor Vehicles. You should begin with the Social Security office. After you change your name, you will discover many other places that need the update. Review websites online and obtain a list of all of the required documents before arriving at the Department of Motor Vehicles. You will need to update your passport information, car registration, car insurance, titles, deeds and banking information. The process can take time. The best advice is to take time, do things in order, and go through the process together. Make it a fun experience that you do together. Include lunch dates and selfies. Make it fun, and it will seem a lot less like work.

Getting Married

Getting Married with Agreements

Getting married can involve agreements. Prenuptial agreements are a little misunderstood and have a bad ring for most. Some couples choose to create a prenuptial agreement with an attorney prior to getting married. Depending on your culture and religion, this concept might already be part of your customs. In colonial times, prenuptial agreements protected widows and their property in a second marriage. Islamic marriage contracts include everything from a dowry to all the rules that apply after marriage and in the event of divorce.. There are many reasons why couples choose to create more paperwork, but it is always about coming together to make agreements about everything you decide together as a couple before you enter the marriage. It is recommended that you always consult with an attorney about all legal decisions, before you make them, and never rely upon the advice of others. Most couples do not put all their agreements on paper before getting married, so if you decide to forego the paperwork, you are not alone.

Getting Married and Insurance

Getting married usually involves some insurance. It is definitely recommended. As soon as you get engaged, you should consider insuring your ring. When you book your venue, you should insure your wedding day with event insurance. Your wedding venue will probably recommend the best event insurance and assist you with process to make it easier. After getting married, you might want to purchase life insurance as an investment for the future. If you already have life insurance, you might consider changing your beneficiary, depending on your future plan.

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Before you rush out and start the paperwork, begin your wedding planning journey with Crystal Ballroom North Tampa. Forego expensive wedding planners, designers and rentals. Instead, bring imagination to the professional wedding designers and planners at Crystal Ballroom. This all-inclusive venue includes all of the furnishings, décor and services to bring your dream wedding to life. Meet with event advisors for a complimentary VIP tour and customization consultation. Step inside of the design studio and design your wedding day with the wedding professionals. Contact Crystal Ballroom to begin planning.


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