Getting married is about a lot more than crafting the perfect wedding hashtag to blend yours and your fiancé’s names, picking out the right color bridesmaid dresses, and making sure your venue is perfectly decorated to your Millennial-chic aesthetic. Aside from an occasion to celebrate a lifelong commitment, and a pledge to eternally support your partner in sickness and in health, marriage is a legal recognition of a union. With that comes benefits like health insurance and tax breaks, and with that, in turn, comes paperwork. Lots of paperwork. Of course, there’s the initial marriage license that must be obtained, but it doesn’t stop there. Especially for people who change their last name to adopt their spouse’s after getting married, there can be unexpected hurdles to jump over when it comes to actually making the switch. For most people, the process of changing their last name after marriage can be a bit of a nuisance, but nothing near an impossible feat. Still, even not considering the symbolic ramifications of changing one’s name, doing so is not a simple one-and-done task.