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bride blogger dani: marriage license

Friday my fiancé and I both had a free afternoon so we decided to go get our marriage license. In the state of Nebraska you can fill out the paperwork in any county clerk office and this can be used for any ceremony performed in the state.  The paperwork is valid for a year from the date it is filed, so I would suggest getting it a couple months in advance so you have plenty of time, as this is a vital part of your wedding day you don’t want to forget!

In order to make the process go smoother (and a little faster) I printed off the marriage worksheet from the Lancaster County Clerk webpage and filled it out beforehand. The information we needed to provide was simple—our full names, mailing address, birthplaces, and parents names and birthplaces. The fee for our license was $15, and I went ahead and paid the extra $5 for the certified copy after everything is filed. In order to change my name afterwards the certified copy is required by the DMV and Social Security offices.  

The Clerk’s office also provided a list of things that I may need to change my name on after our marriage, of course there were the common ones—driver license, social security card, bank accounts—but there were a couple other ones that hadn’t crossed my mind yet such as my voter registration, utilities, retirement accounts, and insurance.  Needless to say, I have started to make a list of everything I will need to change my name on come August.

 Today marks 4 months until I say ‘I do’ and wedding planning and prep is in full swing!! My mom is coming down this weekend and I have my first bridal shower on Saturday. I can’t wait to spend the day with some of my favorite ladies and work on wedding invitations with my mom!

Have a good weekend everyone!!

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