Getting Married In Tennessee?
Information you might want to know if you are getting married in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Tennessee is the beautiful Iris  (Pictured above)

Tennessee State Fruit

Do you want to use the state fruit in your wedding dessert?
State Fruit:  Tomato

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Tennessee, you must first apply for a wedding license from a County Clerk’s office

Marriage license fee: $90 to $107.50, varying by county.

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Tennessee: Age 16
  • License applicants who have completed a premarital preparation course within a year prior to the date of application for the license are exempted paying $60 of the fee.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 30 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are not required in the State of Tennessee.
  • Both parties need to be present to apply in person.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid form of I.D.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid Social Security number/card.

You can check most recent updated laws here.

Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season

Summers tend to be very warm and humid.  Daytime highs average around 90F between June and August.   With the high humidity the temperature can feel well over 100F.  The mountains and rivers are popular places for weddings in Tennessee during the summer months.

Tennessee winters are pretty mild.  Between December and February the daytime highs are around 50F, dropping down to around freezing at night.  It doesn’t snow much in the lower levels of Tennessee.   

By September, the temperature has dropped into the low 80F’s and the humidity slowly decreases.  October is a great wedding month with temperatures in the upper 60F’s to low 70F’s.  The leaves begin to turn at the end of October.  The air is crisp but still popular if you are wanting that fall outdoor wedding.

After May, the weather is ideal for weddings.  Great hotel rates for the springtime for out of town guests.  From spring to the fall are your best wedding temperatures.

Popular Tennessee Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Tennessee choose to get married in a church or historic building.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Country music is popular at Tennessee weddings.
  • Tradition in Tennessee is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • Wildflowers are an elegant touch to weddings in Tennessee for engaged couples when they say, “I Do”.