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Nov. 2nd, 2021

New script! A Simple Buddhist Wedding Ceremony Script

New wedding script! A short, simple Buddhist wedding ceremony script for modern couples that’s easy to personalize. With shared ‘we do’ wedding vows inspired...

Aug. 2nd, 2021

Wedding Hat Etiquette: Can Wedding Officiants Wear a Hat ...

Looking for the right hat to wear to a wedding ceremony? Wondering if you can keep it on during the vows? Learn the rules of wedding hat etiquette for couple...

Apr. 7th, 2021

Weddings for the Dead -- A look at Mormon posthumous seal...

Mormon priests perform marriages and baptisms for dead ancestors to give their souls a place in the afterlife. Learn more about these rites, including proxy ...

Mar. 31st, 2021

Mormon Weddings : From Top-Secret Temple Sealings to the ...

Take a look inside the very private Mormon wedding ceremony, including temple sealings, recommend...

Mar. 30th, 2021

Avoiding a Terrible Wedding Toast -- What *Not* To Do

No one wants to make a fool of themselves by delivering a bad wedding toast! Follow these simple ...

Mar. 30th, 2021

An Officiant’s Guide to Covenant Marriages

Covenant marriages are legally distinct from other types of marriage. Here’s what wedding officia...

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

Follow these simple steps to perform marriage for friends and family.

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Mar. 26th, 2021

How to Officiate a Wedding For the First Time

Learn how to perform a wedding for the first time, from getting ordained online to signing the ma...

Mar. 24th, 2021

Mad Libs Inspired Wedding Vows For the Couple Who Loves t...

Vows are the most meaningful part of a wedding ceremony! But that doesn’t mean you have to stress...

Mar. 22nd, 2021

Officiate a Virtual Wedding Like a Pro!

Online weddings require special attention from officiants that other types of ceremonies don’t. L...

Mar. 9th, 2021

Get Married on Mars*: Plan an Out of This World Destinati...

Inspired by the Red Planet, vintage sci-fi, and NASA’s Perseverance rover, we offer a few suggest...

Mar. 8th, 2021

Offbeat Wedding Welcome & Opening Remarks: Examples for a...

Opening remarks set the tone of a wedding! Try these examples for a non-traditional, offbeat wedd...

Mar. 2nd, 2021

What Should I Do With My Hands? 4 Tips For First Time Wed...

Are you a new wedding officiant and not sure what to do with your hands or how to stand while you...

Feb. 13th, 2021

How to Tie a Handfasting Cord -- The Infinity Knot

How to tie an infinity handfasting knot during your wedding ceremony! Follow these ten easy illus...

Feb. 11th, 2021

Right Before You Step on Stage: A Wedding Officiant’s (Ve...

A last minute day-of checklist for wedding officiants! What to do right before delivering a weddi...

Feb. 2nd, 2021

Delivering Your Script at the Ceremony

Learn how professional officiants prepare, present, & deliver a wedding script. How to hold the s...

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