Don't forget to add this task to your to do list. There are lots of places that need to know that your name has changed (or the groom's name if he is taking yours or you are joining your last names with a hyphen). Be smart and wait to make the changes once your post wedding address is firmed up. It's simpler to change both names and addresses at the same time and far less confusing for the organization involved.
Places requiring an update on your personal identification are: Social Security Administration, your state drivers license or ID card, voter registration card, credit cards, military ID, passport.
You will need to notify these organizations and businesses: banks, mortgage holders, landlords, employers human resources department, health care providers, insurance companies, utilities, US Post office, attorneys, licensing boards and any clubs to which you belong.
The following documents will also need to be updated: your will, any deeds you have for property owned, any vehicle registrations you have and any legal contracts that bear your signature.
We also recommend that you obtain a few certified copies of your marriage license. Social Security will need a copy and other entities might. Just have copies available in case they are needed.