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Wedding hair pros in Iowa may be able to work onsite at venues

Published Thursday, Mar. 11th, 2021

Forget to schedule your pre-ceremony beard trim? Having an up-do emergency? Brides and grooms everywhere are familiar with these last minute wedding day dilemmas. 


A proposed law in Iowa might remedy this issue for couples in the state, while providing a welcome source of income to stylists and venues hit hard by the pandemic. If passed, the law would allow licensed cosmetologists to practice their trade at wedding venues -- including haircuts, styling, manicures, and pedicures. 


The propsed legislation would change the language of existing laws that regulate where cosmetologists can work, from a licensed ‘salon’ to a licensed ‘establishment.’ This would include rooms within a residence, provided certain provisions are met. 



Read more about it in O. Kay Henderson’s article for Radio Iowa



Will cosmetologists be the newest teammate at wedding venues?

If so, it's a great time for them to get ordained. 

Who knows when a couple will need someone to step in and save the day! 






Wedding vendors work best when they work together! 



We know that great weddings are a group effort. AMM Ministers are part of a team of amazing professionals, all striving to create the perfect wedding day memories for couples.


Wedding officiants work closely with photographers to ensure couples get the shots they’ll love. They coordinate with DJs to make sure the processional and recession go smoothly, and with venue staff and wedding planners to fine-tune the details of the day. As directors of the ceremony, they keep guests engaged, handle interruptions and distractions, and assure all ceremony participants are queued up and ready to shine. 


It’s this collaborative spirit and dedication that make officiants so important:




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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