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Don’t forget the 5 most important wedding ceremony supplies…

Published Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 2022

It’s easy for engaged couples to get bogged down planning a wedding. Trust us, we know! 


Wedding blogs and planning sites are filled with advertisements for expensive clothing and wedding ceremony supplies – everything from tablecloths to wedding arches to party favors for guests and attendants. 


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These items are beautiful, to be sure, and there’s nothing wrong with planning a large, lavish wedding ceremony or reception with all the bells and whistles. If you want a hand-carved ice sculpture of you and your sweetheart, go for it! 


But it’s important to remember that there are only 5 things that are truly necessary for a meaningful wedding ceremony… no matter what these wedding blogs or forums tell you to buy. 



There are only 5 items you really need:


You, your partner, your wedding officiant, your marriage license, and a whole lot of love! 



A smiling groom twirls a smiling bride outdoors on the wedding day



That’s it!  (Ok, you’ll need a black ink pen, too.)


These five ingredients are all you really need to create a memorable, magical wedding ceremony. Because in the years to come, what you’ll really remember about your wedding day is the way you felt and the person standing in front of you – not what kind of glassware you chose. 


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So order any other supplies you want, and plan the exact ceremony you’ve always dreamed of, but don’t lose sight of what really matters: making your marriage legal and celebrating it with love. 


Tips on keeping your ceremony legal and finding the perfect wedding officiant: 




Congratulations on finding love, and have a wonderful ceremony!



A groom and bride stand in front of the wedding officiant at the marriage altar on the wedding day, the ceremony is outdoors and their friends and family watch as they take their vows

You'll only need five things to get married:


1) You

2) Your partner

3) Your wedding officiant

4) Your marriage license

5) A whole lot of love! 



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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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