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Savvy November 2020

fl brides changing your name!

Hannah, on January 15, 2021 at 7:58 PM Posted in Married Life 0 8
I was advised to buy 8 certified copies of my marriage license to use to change my name - don’t waste your money! I still have all 8 copies. The Social security office, the DMV and the bank have all given me back the page and it takes so long with all the government closures to have appointments back-to-back so I doubt I’ll never need the extra copies. It cost $30 I believe and I’d really like to have that money back and just use the single copy I first received. $20K+ wedding and that is the only money I regret spending.


Latest activity by Kristen, on January 16, 2021 at 7:55 PM
  • Katie
    VIP August 2020
    Katie ·
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    Thanks Hannah!! I needed this!! ❤️
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  • Sara
    Expert August 2021
    Sara ·
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    Holy cow you got 8!? I'm so sorry you were not informed ahead of time 😭 you definitely only need one or two copies
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  • Hannah
    Savvy November 2020
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    The woman on the phone at the county advised 8. She said you need to send it to so many places, didn’t mention they give it back! Probably the government wanting more money to justify their time. I feel cheated
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  • Michelle
    Master April 2021
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    Thanks for the info! I was beginning to wonder about that!
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  • B
    VIP July 2017
    Becky ·
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    They recommended the same thing in Alabama - I got 2 (because there were recommendations on here at that time that mentioned you didn't need that many copies) and I still have both. Most places I didn't even have to send mine!

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  • Cassidy
    VIP October 2017
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    Who told you you need 8 copies?!?! I have like 3 copies and I’ve never needed more than 2 of them. I think I needed one for the SSA but that I think was it. I don’t think I needed another certified copy that they couldn’t just make a copy of it.
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  • Anais
    Dedicated May 2021
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    Thanks for sharing this. I’m a FL bride too. They recommended me have 4 copies lol
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    I am a FL bride and going through the process...mostly because they ended up spelling my first name wrong on my new SS card -_-. It is a pain. I just got three luckily but sorry you are going through it.

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