I'm getting my marriage license this week and found out I need to put down what my married name will be at that time. I don't fee ready to decide so I'm thinking about keeping my name for now and maybe changing it later on. Basically, I like my name more than FI's and I don't want to do all the work it takes to change it, but if we had kids or if I had more time spend at the DMV, I'd probably change my mind.
Has anyone tried changing their last name this way? Someone told me it can make the process a lot harder because a marriage certificate with a new last name speeds up the process. If I'm going to make a lot more work for myself in the long run I might just change it now.