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Today's bride has the choice of keeping her maiden name, taking her husband's name, or hyphenating. For example, women who have established a professional career using their maiden name may choose to continue legally using that name.
It also is possible for a woman to socially use her maiden name at work and at career-related functions, yet legally take her husband's surname. Hyphenating the surname, whether it is a husband-wife name (Smith-Jones) or wife-husband (Jones-Smith), is yet another option. You can pursue any of these options, however for any legal name change, (rather than just a social one), you should make sure that all of your important documents reflect that change.
Regardless of which option you choose, couples who want to alter their names legally in any way should address this matter immediately upon returning from the honeymoon.