1. Passports take time.
It’s important to know that changing your name isn’t a easy walk in the park. Be patient. Some things will be easier than others like walking into your bank's local branch while others will require lots of patience. Be prepared! Be sure to keep important documents ready.

2. Your marriage certificate will get more views than a viral video.
Everyone will demand to see your marriage certificate before making things official. Order a couple of certified copies and make a few more at your local print shop. Keep one even in your purse.

3. Your new signature will look be hard to master.
Just be prepared to take your time to learn your new signature.

4. Your identity will be questioned.
Be sure to always have a copy of your marriage certificate with because simple tasks like getting a bottle of wine can be questioned.

5. You'll need to upgrade your tote bag.
New initials equal new monograms

Word to the wise: Before you start stamping your initials on everything, make sure they work together.

6. You may lose your frequent-flyer miles.
Don’t forget about your airline points because you could easily forget them. Depending on the airline, you may have to call or send them copies of every piece of said government-issued identification in order to have those miles converted to the new you.

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