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From Seasonal Masks to Extra Mics, 5 Things Officiants Can Do Right Now to Prepare for Fall & Winter Wedding Ceremonies

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 2020

As the pandemic rolls on (and on) and summer sun gives way into fall, those of us in damper, c...

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How to write a compelling minister profile or personal bio

Published: Saturday, Sep. 26th, 2020

You’re ordained! (We’ll imagine handfuls of confetti falling all around you while ...

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Remembering RBG's Work to Legalize and Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage

Published: Thursday, Sep. 24th, 2020

In 2015, cultural icon and human rights rockstar Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of five m...

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Safe Ceremony Planning — How Wedding Officiants Can Still Get to Know a Couple, While Social Distancing

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 2020

Meeting with a new couple as you begin writing their wedding ceremony can be a lot of fun for ...

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Handfasting and Virtual Weddings -- Keeping Traditions Alive in Modern Microweddings

Published: Friday, Sep. 18th, 2020

This Seattle couple pulled off their dreamy livestreamed handfasting ceremony by having not ju...

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More Than Words: 5 Body Language Tips for New Officiants

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 2020

You know a great speaker when you see one, sometimes before they say a word. Great speakers kn...

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Can I Get A Witness? Small Ceremonies, Witness Requirements, and Self-Solemnizing Marriages Revisited

Published: Monday, Sep. 14th, 2020

Just how small can a ceremony get and still meet all the legal requirements?...

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Rehearsals are Important - Even When Officiating a Friend’s Casual Backyard Wedding Ceremony

Published: Thursday, Sep. 10th, 2020

All over the country, wedding ceremonies are shrinking in size and becoming less formal. Weddi...

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