Course Users Getting Married in Tennessee

This course is FREE for ALL couples ANYWHERE to use. I hope many will and benefit from it.

FOR COUPLES GETTING MARRIED IN TENNESSEE – You can save $60 on your license: Couples who complete 4 hours of a marriage preparation course from approved providers within one year of their marriage date can receive a notarized completion certificate from the course provider which allows them an exemption of a $60 fee on the  Tennessee marriage license.  The usual fee for a Tennessee marriage license  is approximately $100 – it varies slightly by county. With the completion certificate in hand when you go to the clerk’s office, the license will cost you about $40. 

As a real, life-long minister, I am approved to offer a marriage preparation course and the notarized completion certificate. For couples who wedding I am officiating there is no charge for the course/certificate. 

If I am not officiating your wedding, you can still use my course and receive from me the official notarized certificate for $20.

It requires 3 steps:

ONE, complete at least 4 hours in my course (per the state requirement) & verify your course work to me with brief answers to a few questions (see the questions a little further down on this page under ~VERIFICATION RESPONSES~.

TWO, make $20 payment for the course & receipt of the notarized certificate from me. See the payment options and indicate your preference on and along with the ~VERIFICATION RESPONSES~.

THREE, I mail* you the official TN completion certificate with my name notarized on it. It’s ready to take to the clerk and will knock $60 off the cost of the license. 

*Note: I must mail you the certificate! Since my name is notarized on it, you must have the original. Email or faxed copies are not accepted by the clerks. So don’t dally! I get the certificates out fast, but it is sent regular mail. 

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the course!


All couples wanting to receive the official Tennessee completion certificate must send me the “verification responses”  below

Copy and paste the following questions into an email and send to me at

Verification Responses for Completion Certificate

Required Information:

Bride and Groom’s Name:

What we learned about us and/or marriage:

He Said:

She Said:

What I learned about me:

He said:

She said:

Number of hours completed in the course (must be at least 4):

Date course completed (must be within 1 year of your wedding date):

USPS mailing address where you want me to mail the completion certificate:

Optional Responses:

What else we’d like to see in the course or something we’ve used we would recommend to others:

How this course helped us:

How would you like to make payment for the course and receipt of the notarized completion certificate?

_____Fast way: By VENMO.  My handle is @RalphWGriggs55

_____Not as fast: Mail  a check. I will send you the address.


Find information for getting your Tennessee marriage license here.

If you need an officiant for your Nashville area wedding, visit my website here.