AMERICAN WEDDINGS BLOG
Stay up to date with the latest wedding ceremony trends, script writing inspiration, tips and advice for first-time officiants, and news that matters to couples and wedding ministers.
Published Monday, Mar. 1st, 2021
Wedding professionals continue to inspire us with their astounding creativity and flexibility, as they balance the needs of their couples with concerns for their own safety, and the frequently changing public health guidelines in their areas. Officiants show us that performing marriage isn’t just a business -- it’s a passion, a calling, and an important responsibility. And we’ve seen that it’s a profession that thrives in any circumstance, as professionals come together to share their knowledge and experience in the spirit of community.
A year into the pandemic, here’s an index of our most popular and useful articles to date, on performing a wedding ceremony safely. Because it’s easier to share information when it’s all in one place!
A list of all the states that currently allow officiants to perform weddings over video-conference.
An updated look at where online ceremonies are allowed and what officiants need to know ahead of time.
A comprehensive look back at our most recent survey of professional wedding officiants.
A great collection of suggestions for staying sane, keeping a positive outlook, and improving your skills as a wedding officiant during the pandemic.
A guide for discussing topics like mask wearing, distancing, guest lists, and other safety concerns while respecting people's boundaries -- without things getting awkward.
An introduction to a new wedding professional, and what the role could mean for the industry in 2021.
An overview of the safest ways to meet with new couples during COVID-19, with tips on meetings over Zoom, in person, and over the phone.
A breakdown and explanation of the types of virtual ceremonies and new terminology you might encounter (or plan for yourself!).
The perfect guide for planning your first minimony or “cozy” private wedding.
5 useful suggestions for staying safe during indoor weddings, without missing out on any of the fun.
Answers to a common question from wedding officiants about their changing role during the pandemic.
3 ways to encourage better communication between couples and wedding officiants leading up to the ceremony.
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