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How to get married TO someone you love, BY someone you love

Published Friday, Oct. 14th, 2022

Ask a friend or relative to officiate your wedding, and get married by someone you love!  



The only thing better than getting married to someone you love, is having your marriage ceremony performed by another loved one! 


Just imagine… 


You walk down the aisle to take your place beside your true love at the wedding altar. Standing beside them, holding the ceremony script and greeting you with a big smile, is your second favorite person in the world…


Your best friend, or a sibling, a parent, a mentor or sponsor, or a beloved elder from your neighborhood… 


Your wedding officiant! 


If this sounds like your dream wedding, you’re in the right place. In fact, making this dream come true is exactly why American Marriage Ministries (AMM) was founded!


AMM ordains people from all across the country so that they can officiate weddings for their friends, family members, and community members – couples like you. 



Choosing a friend or relative to conduct your wedding ceremony is one of the simplest ways to ensure your wedding is intimate, unique, and memorable. Your loved one will already understand your style, your sense of humor, and your values, and they can help make sure your wedding ceremony reflects those things! 


This can also be an affordable alternative to hiring a professional officiant, and can help couples save money on the wedding day. 


Related: 5 Great Reasons to Ask a Friend to Officiate Your Wedding



Newlyweds embrace near friends and family on the wedding day

Get married with the support of all your favorite people


How to get married to someone you love, by someone you love?

Ask a friend or relative to get ordained to officiate! 



All you need to do to make this dream wedding come true is to ask your loved one to officiate! 



Then, remind your loved one to get ordained: they can get ordained online for free with AMM in just a few minutes. Don’t forget to check if minister registration is required in your state. 


Congratulations, and have a wonderful wedding ceremony! 






About AMM


American Marriage Ministries is a federally-recognized nonprofit church that ordains people over the internet so that they can perform marriages for their friends and relatives. Our mission is grounded in three basic Tenets


  • All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.
  • It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.
  • All people have the right to solemnize marriage.


Learn more about the work we do, including free minister training and marriage equality advocacy, as well as our philosophy on ordination here: About Us. 




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Will You Marry Us? Gift Box


Asking someone to perform your marriage? Why not give them the Will You Marry Us? Wedding Officiant Gift Box and Ministers Credential Package. This gift box contains everything you need to 'propose,' and everything your chosen officiant will need to perform your wedding -- including the most robust minister ordination available and full documentation of credentials.







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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