6th December 2015 22:50Hi all, I am hoping some of you may be able to give me some advice/have legal info on the whole area of passports and getting married. I am getting married in 18 months, my passport is currently out of date. In the next 18 months I cannot see any possibility (financially speaking) of me going away during that time so I am in no rush to renew it right now. However, I am aware that you need an in-date ID for the legal side of the wedding, a passport or a National ID card. I also plan on changing my name when I get married. So here is my questions; If I renew my passport in my maiden name and use it as my ID for the wedding, how does that tie in with me changing my name and continuing to use the passport after the wedding? can I still use it with my maiden name even if I go by my new name? Do I have to carry around shit with me to prove I am who I say I am (both names)? How do you negotiate the area of buying honeymoon tickets, do you buy them in your maiden name or your new changed name? It has been ages since I have gone abroad, do you need a valid passport to buy the tickets? or can I buy the tickets months in advance and then once married get a new passport in my new name before flying out? if this is the case I could use a different ID for the wedding. My head is mashed with all of this ha, I hope what I am asking even makes sense?