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Friday, Sep. 24th, 2021

How to Get Married in Indiana - Planning a wedding in the Hoosier State

A step-by-step guide to getting married in Indiana - from how to find a wedding officiant and choose a wedding venue, to tips on where to apply for and return an Indiana marriage license.
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Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 2021

Italian Wedding Traditions - From Warding Off the Evil Eye at Your Ceremony to Dancing La Tarantella

Include one of these 14 Italian wedding traditions and superstitions in your marriage ceremony or reception! From warding off the evil eye and other superstitions, to choosing flowers for the procession, the order of the recession, tossing the garter, and what to look forward to at the reception ...
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Wednesday, Sep. 22nd, 2021

NEW Product Announcement: Handfasting, From Ancient Rituals to Modern Ceremonies

Introducing our newest ceremony planning guide! A creative ‘how-to’ book that explores ancient Pagan traditions, the marriage rite, and how to add the magic of handfasting into modern wedding and commitment ceremonies. Rooted in history and accompanied by colorful illustrations, detailed instruct...
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Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 2021

California legislators vote yes on online civil ceremonies and virtual marriage license appointments

California votes on extending online civil ceremonies and virtual marriage license appointments through January 2024, as legislators send Assembly Bill 583 to Gov Newsom for review. AB583
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Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 2021

Pope Francis firmly closes the door on same-sex marriage within the Catholic Church

Pope Francis speaks out again against blessing same-sex marriages within the Catholic Church.
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Monday, Sep. 20th, 2021

NEW Product Announcement: Custom Wood Certificate Frame

There's a new product in the AMM store! These sleek, high-quality custom wood frames protect and display your ordination certificate and minister credentials, or showcase a commemorative wedding certificate, handfasting, or commitment ceremony certificate to create a thoughtful gift!
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Friday, Sep. 17th, 2021

How to Get Married in Georgia - Planning a wedding in the Peach State

A step-by-step guide to getting married in Georgia - from finding an officiant and choosing a wedding venue, to how to apply for, complete, and return your Georgia marriage license.
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Thursday, Sep. 16th, 2021

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Married In Each State?

Learn the legal age for marriage in each state and US territory, with links to relevant marriage laws for underage and child marriage, including requirements for parental or guardian consent, court approval, and more. Wondering how old you have to be to get married in your state? Read on.
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