What are the Wedding Officiant Registration Requirements in Tennessee?
No Officiant Registration is Required
The State of Tennessee has passed a law (HB0213) that "prohibits persons receiving online ordinations from solemnizing the rite of matrimony." However a Tennessee State Judge has put an injunction on the law before it came into effect. Until the matter is settled in court, which could take several months to a year, persons ordained online can continue to officiate wedding ceremonies.
This means that as of July 1st 2019, online ordained ministers can still officiate weddings in Tennessee.
For more information check out our Tennessee Minister Rights page.
KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR MINISTRY CREDENTIALS
Local regulations in Tennessee stipulate that wedding officiants under the designation of "Minister" be ordained by a religious organization, such as American Marriage Ministries. While you are not required to register with any government office as a wedding minister, it is a good idea to keep personal copies of your official Ministry Credentials. Proof of your ordination is essential in the event that the couple, government officials, or the wedding venue request to see your ministry credentials.
Order your Tennessee Minister Ordination Package and receive your official ministry credentials for your personal records. Your package includes your official Ordination Certificate and Letter of Good Standing. Your Letter of Good Standing is signed by a church officer, dated, and notarized. Your Minister Ordination Package also includes your AMM Minister's Manual, a valuable resource for minister registration and wedding training information.
Start Preparing for the Wedding Ceremony
Your next step is to learn how to officiate a wedding ceremony. If you have no experience, you are in good hands. Our Tennessee Wedding Officiant Preparation Guide covers all aspects of how to prepare for a wedding ceremony.
PREPARE FOR THE TENNESSEE WEDDING CEREMONY
You will learn everything from the format for a wedding ceremony, the names of the ceremony parts, how to write a wedding ceremony, and more.
Use Our AMM Wedding Helper
If the process of planning, scripting, and performing a wedding is daunting, then you need our Wedding Helper suite of tools.
We have distilled years of experience into an easy-to-use platform with training materials, quizzes, a personalized ceremony script generator, and tips to prepare you for performing marriage, all accessible through your minister profile.
That's only the beginning. After the wedding, you can share your wedding on the AMM Wedding Wall with our nationwide network of ministers.