Tennessee does not recognize Online Ordination, meaning that if you choose a Wedding Officiant or Wedding Minister and have your ceremony in Tennessee, our Officiant must be properly ordained via degree or recognized by his/her church to perform Weddings. This does not apply to Marriage Vows Renewals as Tennessee does not keep record of Marriage Vows Renewals. Also, the couple must be pronounced Husband and Wife for Tennessee to consider you leagally married. Again meaning no Wedding Officiant or Public Servant can “just” sign your papers.
Please bring your Tennessee Marriage License to your Rhinestone Wedding Chapel Ceremony. Your Tennessee Marriage License must be obtained in Tennessee, the couple must be present together and can be obtained at any TN County Clerks Office prior to a Wedding Ceremony. Your Marriage License is good for 30 days and there is no waiting period in Tennessee.
Visit www.Tennessee.gov to see a list of the County Clerks Offices. Each Office has different requirements. The Davidson County Clerks Office at 700 Second Ave South Nashville TN 37210, requires a Drivers License and a Social Security Card or proof of SS# for United States Citizens and a Passport for International couples. The above is general information for the Nashville Clerks Office, please call 615-862-6256 for any additional questions. You must present your Marriage License to the Legally Ordained Officiant/Clergy to be legal binding at your Ceremony. If you do not obtain it prior to your arrival, your Marriage is not legally binding. There are no refunds for forgetting or not obtaining your Marriage License.
It is the couples responsibility and NOT The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, to determine detailed requirements of the TN County Clerks Office, to determine hours of operation including Holiday Closings or any other pertinent information regarding any TN County Clerks Office by calling or viewing online, the particular Tennessee County Clerks Office you plan to attend to obtain your Marriage License.
The Cheatham County Clerk and Bedford County Clerk may be open on Saturday. Please call these locations prior to booking if you cannot obtain your Tennessee Marriage License during normal business hours to check their Availability.
Our Wedding Officiants files the “after portion” of the Marriage License with the State of Tennessee acknowledging that your Marriage Ceremony has been performed so that you can immediately start enjoying your lives together without having to hassle with paperwork! See? Easy as saying “I Do”!