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Calling All Wedding Content Creators: Get Ordained & Help Save the Wedding Day!

Published Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 2022

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk

This is why every wedding content creator should get ordained to officiate… 



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Are you a wedding content creator, or do you want to become one? Are you a pro at capturing every picture-perfect detail of the wedding day, and turning those magical moments into trend-worthy videos and photos for Instagram, Tik Tok, and other platforms?


As influencers, content creators, and social media concierges continue to become a more integral part of the wedding day, we veteran vendors have a time-tested piece of advice for you: 



Get ordained and be ready to officiate… just in case.


Yep, that’s right! We think every wedding professional, including photographers, DJs, wedding planners, and content creators, should be ordained and ready to officiate a wedding at a moment’s notice. Why?


If you’ve already worked a few weddings, you probably know why: Things can and do go wrong the day of a wedding, even with the best made plans. 


This could be something small, like a missing mic stand, or something big… like a missing wedding officiant. 


If their wedding officiant gets stuck in traffic or comes down with the flu at the last minute, it could easily spell disaster for the couple. After all, they can’t get married without someone to lead the ceremony and sign their license!



A crying bride on the wedding day... uh oh!

No wedding officiant on the wedding day? Oh no! 

That's when you step up to save the day!




That’s where you come in: 
A backup officiant ready to save the day. 

If you’re already ordained, it will be easy to step up and help out as a backup officiant. All you’ll need to do is pop your phone into a tripod stand and slip in front of the camera to lead the ceremony. 


Then, sign the couple’s marriage license, grab a few more great photos, and add ‘wedding officiant’ to your resume!






A wedding officiant takes a selfie with the bride and groom on the wedding day




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Drawing on the freedom of religion clause in the United States Constitution, AMM provides free ordination, advocacy, and training for our ministers to ensure that all people have the right to get married and to perform marriage. To date, we have ordained over one million ministers who have officiated weddings all across the United States.


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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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