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Asked to Officiate: Your Guide to Performing Marriage

Published Monday, Oct. 28th, 2019

American Marriage Ministries' very own one-of-a-kind guide and workbook on officiating.

Asked to officiate a wedding or elopement ceremony? This step-by-step guide includes everything you need to know to do an incredible job as a first-time officiant. 



Have you been asked to officiate, and even though you’re excited, you’re not sure where to start?


Or – are you embarking on a new passion or career path in performing weddings, and looking for an all-in-one inclusive guide?


Fear not! Asked to Officiate – one of our most popular resources – is here to help.

Promotional copy of AMM's expert wedding officiant guide book, with blue cover and the title in white lettering, 'asked to officiate', along with author details


…but what makes Asked to Officiate so special?


To start, it is one of the few hands-on, step-by-step guidebooks to officiating wedding ceremonies and learning public speaking. It was originally written by expert and professional wedding officiant Bethel Nathan of Ceremonies by Bethel - who’s performed over 1,200 ceremonies(!).


American Marriage Ministries acquired the rights and then made significant updates to the workbook, officially making it the most comprehensive, detailed, unique, and helpful books of its kind on the market.



A copy of AMM's wedding officiant guide book, Asked to Officiate, is arranged on a desk along with a cup of coffee and other wedding planning guides

Everything you need to know about officiating that first wedding...

or to up your game as a professional officiant.




Asked to Officiate will:

  • Give you the rundown on the schedule, timing, participants, and order of a typical ceremony
  • Prepare you for all of your legal obligations – including state registration (if applicable)
  • Help you work with the couple to craft their ceremony
  • Supply a variety of pre-selected ceremony scripts that you can alter to suit your needs, or simply copy and paste
  • Give you confidence to successfully create and deliver a meaningful, memorable ceremony

From writing the ceremony, managing its logistics, to making it legal – we’ve got you covered as an officiant with Asked to Officiate!





Interior photo of AMM's Asked to Officiate wedding officiant guidebook.




Asked to Officiate is available in our store with free shipping!



We also have resources for Couples! 


Looking for an incredible wedding planning guide, to help with creating a one-of-a-kind ceremony? Navigating Your Wedding Ceremony is available now! 




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