Everything You Need To Know About Hiring A Wedding Officiant/Notary 💐
In the state of TN, multiple types of people can act as a wedding officiant, but the easiest option is to hire a notary to be your wedding officiant. Public chapter No. 255 of the 112th General Assembly changed the language allowing notaries to perform marriages and act as a wedding officiant in April of 2021. This is great news in your wedding officiant search. At Noble Nashville Notaries, we provide civil wedding officiant services, specifically, which differs slightly from what you may be used to. We do not mention god or follow any specific religious scripts, nor do we read from a holy book. For that experience, it is much better to reach out to your priest, rabbi, minister, preacher, or other spiritual leader. Instead, we make sure to ask important legal questions and provide a brief ceremony that is both Short & Sweet. For a marriage to be legally recognized by the state of TN, it is our duty to verify identity, obtain verbal consent of both parties, and verbally declare the pronouncement in order for the wedding to be fully solemnized.
The process of hiring a notary to act as your wedding officiant is fairly simple.
You will first need to choose which type of package you would like. At NNN, we have two: the Short & Sweet and the Kiss & Tell. For the Short & Sweet, your notary wedding officiant will only meet with the couple and ask several questions. There will be time for a ring exchange and, afterwards, some brief words will be stated for the couple's benefit.
Next, the legal pronouncement and signing will take place. However, with the Kiss & Tell package, people can customize their wedding officiant service to their liking. That package allows for guests, vows, and marriage document drop off to the county clerk office, as well!
Customize Your Notary Wedding Officiant Experience
Some guests ask that their notary wedding officiant read a custom script, which is a beautiful way to make the ceremony more familiar and we have been happy to accommodate that request in the past. Some ask their wedding officiant to perform the ceremony on their balcony, in their home, in their backyard, and we've even married a couple on the pedestrian bridge in Downtown Nashville overlooking the Cumberland River. Many couples utilize the ease and convenience of a notary wedding officiant to legalize their marriage and then follow up with a religious officiant at the larger ceremony to come. To book, all you have to do is click here and choose the option that works best for you. Here at NNN we've made sure to make the process as easy and convenient as possible.
When booking your notary wedding officiant, you can easily pick the time, date, and location that works best. Payment is simple via Card, Venmo, or Cash App.You can rest easily knowing that your notary wedding officiant will be fully background checked, licensed, professional, prompt, and well groomed for the occasion. Once he arrives, he will check in with both parties to confirm the custom experience. You will need to provide unexpired ID and he will review the marriage documents. After signing the official notary log to prove your identities before him, the ceremony can commence!
If you need help figuring out how to obtain your marriage license from the county clerk, read our comprehensive blog "How To Get Married Fast In Nashville, TN" here. Otherwise, book your appointment today and start the next amazing chapter of your life.