You will need to make a few changes to ac­count for your new spouse

Mackay and Whitsundays Wedding Guide - - Contents -

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.

Your will

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 Favours

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)

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