If you have just become engaged,
you will surely want to share the happy news with the world.You
should start, of course, by telling your families. If the
bride's parents live nearby and know her fiance, it is best
for the couple to tell them in person. If they do not live
nearby, then they should be told by phone and arrangements
should be made for them to meet him as soon as possible.
The groom may have already discussed his marriage plans
with his parents. In any event, they should be formally
told after the fact. It also would be best to tell them
in person, but if distance is a problem, a phone call will
do. You might then tell your friends and relatives personally,
or by having an engagement party to announce your engagement.
Also, it is customary to announce your engagement to the
rest of your community by means of a newspaper announcement.
VEGAS MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS
blood tests nor waiting periods are required of couples
wanting to get married in Las Vegas. The legal age is 18
for men and women (proof of age is required), and licensing
fees are $35. A civil ceremony can be performed in the courthouse
for an additional $35. Chapel fees vary from $40 to $70.
marriage license information you can call the Clark County
Marriage License Bureau at (702) 455-4415 (located
in the Clark County Courthouse, 200 S. Third St.). Marriage
License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday through
Thursday. On weekends it is open around the clock from 8
a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. On legal holidays, the bureau
is open 24 hours.
you are planning on changing your name, you may want to
take care of some changes before the wedding. Some may require
a copy of your marriage license with notification, so check
ahead of time. Don't forget to notify:
Security card -- local office
of the Federal Social Security Administration.
or school records
accounts-- changing or opening joint accounts
drawing up a will or changing the beneficiary
policies-- automobiles, home, health
titles or leases
Office-- new name and new address
and more women today are choosing to keep or incorporate
their own last name. But many are sticking with tradition
and taking their husband's names. Decisions are based on
a variety of reasons, among them: professional status, ease
of spelling and pronunciation, desire to keep a family name,
feeling of commitment and tradition, for children's sake,
or for social ease.