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16/07/2013 at 13:29
My friend is getting married at the weekend, and unfortunately we can't go to the wedding so I was going to post a wedding card and cheque (they've said money if anyone wants to give them something that they'll use towards honeymoon later in the year).
Anyway, I'm not sure what to put on the cheque -
1 - Mr & Mrs Hissurname 2 - Mr Hissurname & Ms Hermaidenname3 - Ms Hermaidenname4 - A N Other??5 - Ask one of my friends to take her card with them and put cash in it (don't really want to post cash), although would have to make specific journey a bit out of my way to do this
I've no idea if she plans to change her surname, or if they have a joint account (I'd guess they do since they have bought a house together)
16/07/2013 at 13:31
We have recently got married and people gave us cheques, in Mr and Mrs C we don't actually have a joint account and we won't be opening one for the £80 we received, so I would personally do it too her maiden name or his name individually
Edit : We also have brought a house but our mortgage just comes out of H's account and I transfer half the money too his account the night before it comes out.
16/07/2013 at 13:34
That's what I was thinking - just because they have a house doesn't mean they have a joint account, and even if she does change her name I doubt it would be straight away, plus they usually accept cheques in maiden name for a little while after. I'd put it in her name rather than his because I don't really know him that well, just met him at a few gatherings/parties.
16/07/2013 at 13:38
I got married on 1.6.2013 and still haven't changed my name on my bank account due to the DVLA having my marriage license, so yes do it in her maiden name if you don;t know him that well :)!
16/07/2013 at 13:41
I've still got a bank account in my maiden name that I didn't change just in case - I've been married 6 years! Thanks, I'm such a useless decision maker, I'm surprised I manage to get to work in the mornings!
16/07/2013 at 13:53
Her maiden name x
16/07/2013 at 14:00
In one of their names only. We got lots of cheques to Mr and Mrs H's surname, but as I haven't and won't change my surname we had to take them to the bank and explain with our marriage cert what people had obviously assumed would be our name. Luckily as a one off they did it.
16/07/2013 at 14:03
her maiden name,
16/07/2013 at 14:35
I would just make it out to him if concerned.
We got cheques before I had changed the account and I just went in with my marriage certificate and it was sorted.
16/07/2013 at 14:40
I always make them out in married names
16/07/2013 at 15:05
Her maiden name. I did change my name but my bank STILL lets me put in cheques in my maiden name, two years on. So it's a safe option. If I knew she's changing her name I'd do "Mr and Mrs X" because that's nice to see if you have changed your name, but I can see it'd be a PITA if you weren't so I'd only do it if I knew 100%!
16/07/2013 at 15:07
Can you not leave it without a name? Provided it has the amount and a signature they can fill in the preferred names themselves
16/07/2013 at 15:20
Thanks all, I'll put her name on it which is what I was thinking, although it feels like it's not so much a joint present then even though it is.
Snidget - not sure I'd be happy doing that, be the same as sending cash if it accidentally went astray in that someone could just take it for themselves.
17/07/2013 at 05:04
I'd go for one or other. We don't have a joint a/c but hubbys old account with the abbey accepts them anyway
17/07/2013 at 05:38
We had some for Mr & Mrs but no joint account. The bank put them in my H's account without questioning it.
17/07/2013 at 06:36
They'll thank you for it. We had a few cheques to Mr&Mrs with no intention of getting a joint UK account and they don't use cheques in Switzerland, unlike Rusty our banks refused to accept the cheques even with me there saying it was fine. We felt really cheeky having to ask people to re-write the cheques!
17/07/2013 at 10:17
I would put Mr & Mrs his surname. Even if she is not taking his name and they haven't got a joint account, he can still pay it in to his own account as it has his name on!
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