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Tennessee Marriage License Application

  Preparing to get married in Tennessee? There are a few things to keep in mind as you apply for a marriage license in the "volunteer state." Follow our tips below to ensure a smooth application process and ultimately a marriage that is legal in the eyes of the government (which is rather important for tax, insurance, and name-change reasons!)   Tip 1: Get Counseling Counseling before marriage is always a good idea, but since Tennessee is one of the pricier state to file for a marriage license in (the license can cost up to $105) you have the added incentive of saving $60 by showing a signed document from your counselor. Consider it the state's early wedding gift to you!   Tip 2: Timing Is Everything Marriage licenses issued in Tennessee are valid for 30 days before they expire, so it is wise to apply for your license two week before your wedding date. This ensures that you don't forget last-minute, and that your license will be valid for your big day.   Tip 3: More Together Time Tennessee county clerk's offices require that both partners apply for a marriage license in-person. That means you both will need to take off work to go during office hours (don't forget to arrive 30 minutes before the office closes to give them enough time to process your application and issue your license.) You will both need to provide a photo ID and a social security card or proof of a social security number to have your license application processed. Now that you know the inside scoop on how to file for your marriage license in Tennessee you can focus on planning your wedding, and enjoying time with the love of your life!   *Photo from Cedarwood Weddings

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Virginia Marriage License Facts

Preparing to walk down the aisle in Virginia? Don't forget to file for your marriage license! Below are 4 Facts to know as you apply for your marriage license.   Fact #1 Unlike most states, Virginia has no waiting period for your marriage license so you will receive yours the same day you file. *Be sure to arrive 30 mintue to an hour prior to the office closing to ensure the clerk has enough time to process your application.   Fact #2 A blood test is unnecessary. No need to visit the hospital...the county clerk will take your word that you're not related to your fiancé!   Fact #3 Some county offices will not accept credit cards that are not Visas or Master Cards, so plan accordingly. If one of those cards isn't in your wallet, you can bring cash, a check, or a money order to pay your marriage license application fee.   Fact #4 Virginia marriage licenses expire 60 days after they are issued. So, you can apply in advance of your wedding, but don't go to the county clerk's office more than 2 months before your wedding.   *Photo credit: April O'Hare Photography