TN Requires

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.  Besides, how unromantic is that to only want to get your Marriage License signed and I guarentee you Grooms, your Bride wants a Wedding that is sentimental and you don’t have to dig deep in your pockets here to be able to afford a beautiful, romantic or Vegas Style Wedding, remember The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel has packages starting at only $200!

We welcome your questions on Wedding Officiant Ordination Authenticity.

A valid marriage license is required by the couple and can be obtained at any TN County Clerks Office prior to a Wedding Ceremony.

There is no waiting period in Tennessee.  

It is the couples responsibility and NOT The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel’s, to determine 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.

-Please visit
-You must be at least 18 years of age.

-Your Marriage License is good for thirty (30) days.


Is it more convenient to get your Marriage Certificate on a Saturday? Working all week or traveling on Friday?  Once you book with The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, we will be glad to help you choose from several County Clerks Offices open on Saturday except for on, before or after a holiday.  

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”!


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