Whether you're taking the last name of your partner, hyphenating your last names, changing your maiden name to your middle name or some other combination, a wedding can often mean a name change. Here's how to make it official.

Whether you're taking the last name of your partner, hyphenating your last names, changing your maiden name to your middle name or some other combination, a wedding can often mean a name change. Here's how to make it official.

1.Marriage certificate. List your new name on your marriage certificate, which you'll need as proof of your name change.

2.Social Security card. Next, you'll need to get an updated Social Security card. Go to ssa.gov to fill out an application for a new card; then mail it or take it to a local social security office.

3.Driver license. Bring your current driver license, marriage certificate and new Social Security card to a BMV Deputy Registrar office to get an updated license. Find locations and more info at bmv.ohio.gov.

4.Accounts. You've changed your Facebook name, but now it's time to let everyone else know. Update your bank, employer, legal documents, utility companies, doctors' offices, etc. Now that you've legally changed your name, you (and your friends, family and coworkers) just have to get used to saying it.