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Our Most Popular Articles & Advice on Performing COVID Weddings, All in One Place

Published Monday, Mar. 1st, 2021

Everything you need to know about COVID wedding ceremonies, all in one place! 



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! 


Performing a wedding during COVID -- top articles for wedding officiants



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.



illustration of two pairs of feet facing each other with an arrow drawn between that says We Are Gathered Here Today, to represent social distancing



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. 





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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