Though I'm not currently getting married, I've always wondered how I should handle my last name within the workplace when I do.
In the workplace, your name is directly attached to your work. When you get married and change it, and people are unaware of your new marital status, you can end up needing to start from scratch in your reputation. Though it's somewhat clear within your own place of work, customers and potential future employers who may have known of you prior to marriage may not realize you're the same person.
I'm a woman asking this question for down the road, but the question equally applies to a man who chooses to change his last name as well.
What are ways to handle name changes within the workplace without losing your prior reputation and link to your past work?