To those who have changed their name after the wedding (or whenever), how long did that process take you? How long until you at least had the new SS card and Driver's License? Here's my situation: I'm getting married in the middle of July. I start grad school in the fall (I'm not sure where yet, but it will be between 14 and 27 hours away from home). My new husband and I will have to leave just under a month after our wedding before the move, and I'm worried that my name won't be "fully" changed in time (with the SS and DL). I've heard it takes around 10 days to receive the Marriage License by mail. Then, I've heard it takes another 10 days or so to get a new SS card after visiting the office to change it. By that point, almost a month will have gone by, and at the very least, I would have to have a new license done in person. Most likely, I won't be able to come back to my home state until Christmas. Starting at a new college will be a lot easier if the essentials of my name change are complete before the move. Thoughts? How was this process for you? Thanks for your help!