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Must-Watch Video For Anyone Planning a Sequel Wedding Ceremony

Published Thursday, Feb. 24th, 2022

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Planning a two-part wedding or a second ceremony to follow your first? This video all about sequel weddings has tips for wedding officiants and newlyweds.




Sequel weddings’ are large second ceremonies that follow a smaller legal ceremony, such as an elopement, micro-wedding, or license signing. 


These two-part wedding celebrations aren’t a new idea, but they’re definitely having a revival during the coronavirus pandemic – as couples choose to get the paperwork out of the way now, and celebrate with friends and family in a traditional ceremony later.


There are many reasons couples choose a two-part celebration. A few common examples include: 


  • A covid-era elopement followed by a large post-pandemic celebration
  • A virtual wedding followed by a cozy in-person ceremony
  • A destination wedding followed by a sequel ceremony closer to home
  • A wedding ceremony in each of the newlyweds’ native countries, to accommodate international guests 
  • A budget-friendly license signing followed by a traditional ceremony when finances allow 



If you’re considering a sequel wedding, or have been asked to officiate one, this video is a must-watch! 


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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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