5 Travel Tips For Destination Weddings to Know Before You Go
From travel insurance to changing your maiden name- you NEED to know these travel tips for destination weddings before you go!
As a bride packing your bags anticipating a luxury-included destination wedding or tropical honeymoon, the last thing on your mind is name change. While it’s our job to get you excited for the WeddingMoon, it’s the job of TSA, airline carriers, and government offices to take the name on your travel documents versus your actual legal name very seriously. This can be a total buzz kill when you’re more concerned with bikini shopping then filling out government forms and braving long lines.
Don’t worry, there’s no need to stress about your new name and travel arrangements. We’ve tracked down the experts in US and Canadian name-change services, the founders of MissNowMrs.com, to get their best tips for getting out of a government office and on the beach pronto. Following their five top travel tips will ensure smooth passage to your destination and a headache-free start to married life!
If your honeymoon is right after your wedding, be sure to book all travel tickets and rooms in your maiden name! The US State Department takes 5-6 weeks to issue new passports and the DMV will not issue a new license without your certified marriage certificate.
Worried that you or your spouse will use the wrong name as you plan? Travel insurance will allow you to correct any name mistakes without incurring change fees. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Destination Due Diligence
When saying “I do” abroad, make sure that your marriage certificate will be accepted by U.S. government agencies before you go. A quick call to the head Social Security office at 800.772.1213 is all it takes! In Canada? Call:1-800-622-6232
Read More: Is my wedding certificate legal back home? What other documents do I need to get married abroad? Ask Marsha-Ann answers!
More Por Favor
Request 2-3 certified copies of your marriage certificate in English, if you’re wedding is in a non-english speaking country. This ensures that you won’t lose your only copy, and saves you the headache associated with international calls to request additional copies once you’re back in the U.S. or Canada.
Save Time & Stress
Stay in the Honeymoon phase a little while longer. Go from Miss to Mrs. in a matter of minutes with the MissNowMrs.com easy online name change service. They’ll auto-complete all of the necessary name change paperwork in 30 minutes!