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9 "Preparation" Category Articles

1299 DAYS AGO | 9.29.2020

From Seasonal Masks to Extra Mics, 5 Things Officiants Can Do Right Now to Pr...

There are several ways officiants can prepare for fall & winter indoor weddings during the pandemic to make seasonal ceremonies safe, fun, and memorable.

1398 DAYS AGO | 6.22.2020

First-Time Officiant FAQs

Just got ordained? Fear not! Here are some popular and frequently asked questions from first time wedding officiants

1495 DAYS AGO | 3.17.2020

Finding Inspiration in Self-Isolation: How to Keep Calm and Officiate On

How to help yourself and others in the role of wedding officiant in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis

A wedding officiant presides over a wedding ceremony, holding a microphone up to speak, while the bride and groom hold hands and smile happily. Beside them is the best man, who watches with a smile.

1515 DAYS AGO | 2.26.2020

Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

AMM's list of Officiant Do's and Don'ts for first time wedding officiants, and what to pack in your Officiant Wedding Emergency Kit before you head to your f...

1527 DAYS AGO | 2.14.2020

AMM Glossary: Helpful Words Every Ordained Minister Needs to Know

American Marriage Ministries' glossary of frequently used terms that every ordained minister needs to know

Wedding officiant speaks to the groom during a sunny outdoor wedding ceremony, standing with the groom and bride in front of a simple white arch, with trees in the background. Next to the couple are a bridesmaid, wearing a floral dress and holding a bouquet, and a groomsman in a suit.

1548 DAYS AGO | 1.24.2020

...So What Does a Wedding Officiant Really Do?

From writing, traveling, handling logistics and important documents, and meeting with the couple, wedding officiants go above and beyond to create the perfec...

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

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1909 DAYS AGO | 1.28.2019

Who Actually Writes the Wedding Ceremony?

The best way to decide who will write your wedding ceremony is to meet early and talk about what kind of feeling and vibe you want to create.

Funny image shows a wedding officiant pulling back a set of red curtains to reveal a microphone on stage

1923 DAYS AGO | 1.14.2019

Public Speaking: Deliver Your Wedding Ceremony with Confidence in Just 3 Minu...

These simple steps will help you perform a wedding ceremony with confidence, try this three minute practice to overcome your fear of public speaking.

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1926 DAYS AGO | 1.11.2019

Attention Couples: Read this before you visit the clerk’s office for your mar...

Before getting married, couples and their officiant need to follow these steps in order to get their marriage license.

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