THINGS TO REMEMBER
You will need to make a few changes to account for your new spouse
YOUare about to embark on a life-changing experience. You are about to legally commit to someone for as long as you both shall live. Along with this comes changes to insurance, tax and superannuation. You also need to decide whether you will have a combined bank account or keep things separate.
You both need to update your will, as marriage can make a will invalid unless you specifically make a will in contemplation of marriage.
Super details and emergency contacts
Get in contact with your superannuation provider and update the beneficiaries of your account. Also make sure you update any service where you have listed an emergency contact to include your new spouse.
Tell the tax office
Your spousal status will change the way you are taxed. Contact the Australian Taxation Office to find out how you will be affected.
Car, health and home insurance providers need to know your spouse’s details. Contact your providers to find out how marriage will affect your policy.
10 things couples often forget to do
O Notice of Intended Marriage
O Vendor meals
O Guest book and pens
O Invitation suite
O Cake knife and toasting flutes
O Technology chargers (for your phone and camera)
O Passport and identification
O Thank-you notes
O Online reviews (for your wedding venue, reception and honeymoon)