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Legally, you don't have to change your name right away, or at all. YOu don't need to change any of your work stuff either, until you are ready to. No one forces you to change your name.SaraPLiz was right. I'm assuming My fiancee's last name. I do not want to go and change all my personal information (ie birth cert.) I will still have bank cards and all other info in his last name, and sign his last name, but will need to provide the proper documentation to get the cards etc (wedding cert)WOW GIRL! you are getting blasted by people! Poor thing! You're stressed. I'm in a similar situation. We are waitig to have sex before marriage tho...AND long distance. WE've decided that, IN OUR SITUATION, to have our pastor give us our vows before God. We are saving the legalities for the ceremony. We will be married in the eyes of God..and that alone is all that is important for us. Similarily, stress is what ya gotta work on. The wedding is enough stress to drive a sane person crazy. All the focus is on that one day, and no one pays attention to what you really want...including yourself. Do whats best for you and your Fiancee. Don't have regrets! Good luck!
Legality of it you dont even have to change your name at all. I know women who keep their maiden names. Honestly though honey if its the people and everything like you say cancel the whole dang thing and elope. If you want a reception in a few months do it. Our friends eloped to Las Vegas in Nov. because her parents had a bitter divorce and are still bitter and mean. They are having a reception in a few weeks. Mostly its just a big party. If you do that though do not expect gifts. though I bought her a wedding present because I understand her circumstances many have said that they wont do that because they didnt get to attend the ceremony. If its so bad though that you want to lie to your family and what not call the wedding off. tell your parents and his give them the option to take a trip with you and go get married somewhere without the stress of guest...Personally if it was the people I would tell them to back the hell up its my day and my way. Its not always right to be a bridezilla but there are sometimes you have to be.