Any girls planning on getting married, I HIGHLY suggest to open a joint bank account before your wedding or have a Power of Attorney, IF your new husband will not be with you after your wedding.
I just had a fiasco yesterday at our small town local bank that I have belonged too since I was born (1985) with trying to deposit our wedding checks without Tim being there to sign them. I had written "For Deposit Only" with my account number and took our notarized copy of our marriage certificate, but that still wasn't good enough. Since the account was only in my name they would not deposit the checks without both signatures on them since most were writting out to "Mr. AND Mrs. C...". If they were "Mr. OR Mrs. C..." it wouldn't have been such an issue.
Eventually we worked it out as to where they would allow us (under special circumstance) to add Tim to my account via fax with a copy of his license, so they could be deposited. But this was only after I cried and talked to 6 people, including the bank Vice President. Lol