Second: The whole legal name-change thing. There are Social Security, IRS 8822, United States Passport, United States Postal Service, and State Driver’s License forms that I need to drive around and pick up. Then I need to fill them out, provide a certified proof of marriage and return them to the right place. And then hope I didn’t mess up somewhere along the way. Such. A. Hassle. I could save myself and estimated thirteen hours and pay an online service – like www.missnowmrs.com – thirty dollars to do it all for me, but do I really want to submit such personal information to a Web site? I’ve got an identity to protect!
Third: Insurance. Luckily my hubby’s job provides full medical and dental coverage, but not without – you guessed it – yet another round of paperwork and signatures. The good news is, after this is all over I’ll be an expert on filling out paperwork. Not exactly a skill one can boast about on a resume, but I’ll take it.
-- Jessie Evans