We Discovered the Absolute Easiest Way to Change Your Last Name

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Changing your last name is a pain. I got married in September and I'm just now getting around to it because I was dreading it so much. And literally the only reason why I'm doing it now is because I discovered Maidenchange, a new service that does all of the heavy-lifting for you. 

There are a LOT of forms to fill out and you're basically writing in the same info over and over again — name, birthdate, address, social security number, sign, date, repeat. With Maidenchange, you fill out all of your personal info (just once!) online and they'll send you a packet, all nice and organized, with driver's license, voter registration, social security card, vehicle title and registration, credit card and passport forms pre-filled with nice little checklists for each to make sure you sign and date on all of the dotted lines and which proper documentation to include in the pre-addressed/pre-stamped envelopes that they provide when you mail it in.

Packages range from $19 to $39, depending on your needs … all of which are well worth the 10+ hours you'll save from being in form-filling hell. And guys, don't let the name fool you — the forms are gender-neutral so you don't have to click “bride” just to change your last name to your new husband's. You can also buy gift cards for your soonlywed friends, which will promptly earn you best gift-giver status because no one on this planet enjoys filling out forms. Godsend, I tell ya.

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