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Introducing The Anonymous Officiant: Your wildest wedding stories, told anonymously

Published Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2023

Hey, wedding officiants: Give us the tea… anonymously! 


Do you have a wedding story you’re dying to share, but probably shouldn’t? 


Want to get something off your chest about a client? Or share something funny… Off the record? 


Send your story to The Anonymous Officiant and we’ll publish it… anonymously!


The Anonymous Officiant is a new column published here, on the AMM American Weddings blog, featuring first-person accounts from the wild world of officiating… written by real wedding officiants and shared anonymously. 




We’re looking for: 


  • Stories that are funny, heartwarming, scandalous, surprising, or informative 
  • Rants that every officiant can relate to, or unpopular opinions
  • Gossip and grit
  • Cautionary tales, wedding disasters, and lessons to live by
  • Shouts into the void during wedding season
  • Anything else you want the world to know about wedding officiants! 


Give us the tea! Follow the guidelines below to have your submission considered for publication in The Anonymous Officiant. 


The Anonymous Officiant 
Submission Guidelines




  • Send a submission using this anonymous form online
  • OR send to: [email protected]
  • Include your submission in the body of your email (no attachments)
  • Multiple submissions welcome (no limit on number of submissions)
  • Written from a first-person perspective 
  • 500 words or less
  • Please limit profanity, or we’ll have to #$@!% 
  • Please use fictitious names to protect the privacy of others
  • Stick to the topics of officiating, working with couples, weddings/ elopements/ signings
  • Written in English or Spanish*

*Spanish submissions will also be translated into English by AMM Staff



Note: Submissions are open to anyone who has officiated at least one wedding; you don’t need to be an experienced or professional officiant to send us something. We are accepting submissions on an ongoing basis; multiple submissions are encouraged.


All selections for publication are made at the editors’ discretion. Submissions might be lightly edited for grammar, spelling, length, and clarity. We will not print your name; your secret’s safe with us.


Fees / Compensation: 


There are no fees or compensation to submit or publish your story. We won’t own the rights to your individual submission, but we might include it as part of a later collective work or anthology. 


Topics we won't publish: 


Oh, and we won’t publish political or religiously-themed rants, hate speech, or anything that encourages or advocates for discrimination… duh! (A little snark or spice is ok, though… We’ve all been there.)



We can’t wait to hear from you!



You'll find The Anonymous Officiant on the American Weddings blog here. Check back often and see what other officiants have to say.



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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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