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5 Must Read Blogs for Wedding Officiants

Published Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2021

Looking for the best wedding blogs?

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Whether you’re a first time wedding officiant or a seasoned pro, wedding blogs are a great source of inspiration, advice, and insight to help you do an amazing job on the wedding day. 


Each blog listed below is read by thousands of people every week -- readers just like you, looking for help planning a fun ceremony, writing a wedding script, choosing creative unity ceremonies, or expanding a professional wedding officiant business. 


Each one has its own vibe and focus, so visit them all, and bookmark the ones you like best! 



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1. American Weddings


There’s a reason this blog is our top choice -- AMM puts it’s heart into making American Weddings an informative, entertaining, and up-to-date resource. Unlike most other blogs on this list, this one is all about the wedding ceremony, and ensuring that anyone asked to officiate a wedding has everything they need to do a great job.


The blog is updated daily with articles on ceremony planning and inspiration for first-time officiants, fun and creative wedding traditions, seasonal wedding scripts and templates, state marriage laws, industry trends for professionals, wedding news, and more. 


American Weddings is written specifically for wedding officiants (whether you’re a friend or family member, or a full time pro!) and for couples planning a wedding ceremony. With access to a wide network of knowledgeable Ministers, vendors, county clerks, and other industry experts, we think this is the best wedding blog for officiants.



2. The Knot


This popular website is primarily aimed at soon-to-be-wed couples, so its articles give wedding officiants valuable insight into what today’s couples are looking for (and not looking for)  in a wedding ceremony. 


Browse the “Ceremony & Reception” section under “Ideas & Advice” for articles on popular wedding traditions, wedding customs from around the world, advice on writing wedding vows, and more. (Then head to “Attire and Rings” to gawk at some gorgeous wedding gowns!) 


The Knot also offers paid advertising opportunities for wedding vendors, including wedding officiants. 




3. WeddingBee


WeddingBee hosts an active online forum for soon-to-be or recently married folks, called “Ask the Hive,” so it’s always buzzing with insights into what modern couples are looking forward to (or concerned about) while planning their wedding.


The WeddingBee “Ceremony and Reception” section, found in the “Wedding Planning” menu, is written with couples in mind, but wedding officiants will find informative articles on creative family traditions, unity ceremonies, current trends for young couples, etiquette, and more. 


Just be warned that it might take some scrolling to get past posts focused only on the reception party, guest list, or venue planning, to get to ceremony-centered topics.  



4. Green Wedding Shoes


The Green Wedding Shoes “Real Weddings” resource is full of gorgeous real-world ceremony examples, giving officiants an inside look at what real couples (and other officiants) are doing on the wedding day. 


You’ll find inspiration for your own ceremony planning -- from creative ways to walk down the aisle or set up an arch or altar, to how to get friends and family involved with reading and unity ceremonies, to what to wear while delivering the ceremony. 


In addition to stunning ceremony photos and inspo, Green Wedding Shoes offers a “Find a Vendor’ search feature for couples to use when looking for a wedding officiant in their area. Wedding professionals can join this list to reach more engaged couples in their area.




5. WeddingWire


Like others on this list, WeddingWire is a great place for inspiration and advice on all things wedding related. While designed mostly for soonlyweds, the site’s “Wedding Ceremony” section, under the “Ideas” menu, offers useful articles for first-time or expanding wedding officiants. 


You’ll find topics like common wedding ceremony mistakes, tips for a successful processional or recessional, writing wedding vows, and creating interesting unity ceremony rituals. This section is only updated about once a month, but there are plenty of other interesting articles on the site to keep you busy in the meantime. 


WeddingWire is part of The Knot Worldwide, and is owned by the same folks who run The Knot. Like that site, WeddingWire provides paid advertising opportunities for officiants (but this won’t be worth the investment for all officiants). 




Bonus blogs


Already visited all of the blogs above? 


Try these popular choices next: YouCanOfficiate, Wedding Chicks, and Offbeat Bride



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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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