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71 "Religion And Rituals" Category Articles

A groom places a wedding ring on the bride's finger during an outdoor wedding ceremony, while the minister supports her hand. She is smiling and looking down at her hand.

40 DAYS AGO | 5.3.2024

What to Do With A Purity Ring During Your Wedding Ceremony

Five sweet suggestions for what to do with a purity ring during the marriage ceremony, and how to honor or incorporate a purity pledge and promise of abstine...

Gloves of garlic placed on a white table next to a silver cross necklace

42 DAYS AGO | 5.1.2024

A Serbian Wedding Tradition Wards off Evil – And Vampires, Probably

Learn about an unusual Serbian wedding tradition and how to ward off bad luck on the day of the wedding ceremony! Plus links to more unique wedding superstit...

An Indian bride and groom sit together on the wedding day

55 DAYS AGO | 4.18.2024

6 Hindu Wedding Rituals You Might See at a Big Indian Ceremony

Learn about popular Hindu wedding traditions you might see during a Hindu Indian marriage celebration! Including the Varmala or Jaimala, Kanyadana (Giving Aw...

A priest lifts up his hands while holding a Bible, as the bride and groom lean in for kiss. A funny photo.

57 DAYS AGO | 4.16.2024

The Wedding’s First Kiss? That Was Between The Priest & The Groom…

Learn the chaste history of the wedding’s first kiss, the ‘Kiss of Peace’ blessing, given by an officiating Catholic Priest to a groom and then passed on to ...

A man in a Satan devil costume embraces a woman in a white dress.

61 DAYS AGO | 4.12.2024

Satanic Kidnapping and the Mysterious Origin of Bridesmaids

Why do bridesmaids have to wear ugly over-the-top dresses, and where did this wedding tradition originate? Learn about the mysterious history of the bridesma...

A young woman in a tiara and formal dress dances with a friend during her quinceanera reception

64 DAYS AGO | 4.9.2024

Sweet Non-Denominational Quinceañera Ceremony Script (for Officiants & Celebr...

Use this non-denominational quinceanera ceremony outline and script to create a personal, meaningful 15th birthday celebration. Suggestions on what to say fo...

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

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Two brides exchange rings while a rabbi reads a blessing from the ceremony script during a happy outdoor Jewish wedding

132 DAYS AGO | 2.1.2024

5 Jewish Wedding Traditions & What to Expect, for Couples, Officiants, & Guests

Learn about 5 Jewish wedding traditions that are commonly included in traditional, modern, and interfaith Jewish weddings – from ketubah signing, to the mean...

210 DAYS AGO | 11.15.2023

Kissing Cousins - The Popularity & Controversy of Cousin Marriage

A quick intro to marriage customs between cousins. Curious if you can marry your first or second cousin, how common this practice is in the US or around the ...

247 DAYS AGO | 10.9.2023

Include a ‘Calavera Literaria’ in Your Day of the Dead Wedding Ceremony

How to write a funny calavera literaria (or calaveras poem) for your Day of the Dead wedding ceremony, and when to include it during the invocation, written ...

272 DAYS AGO | 9.14.2023

Inviting Death Home: Home Funeral Guide Sara Williams on Reconnecting with De...

AMM interviews Celebrant Sara Williams to learn what a home funeral guide does, how Death Cafes change the conversation around death and dying, the role of a...

306 DAYS AGO | 8.11.2023

What Wedding Officiants Need to Know About Name Changes, Wedding Customs, and...

Learn why so many women in the U.S. change their last name when they marry, how patriarchy and legal restrictions shaped this interesting wedding custom, and...

335 DAYS AGO | 7.13.2023

Unity Ceremony Ideas for a Pantheist Wedding Ceremony

Pantheist wedding ceremonies celebrate love, spiritual connection, the joy of living, and the divine universe. These unity ceremony ideas are the blend of na...

377 DAYS AGO | 6.1.2023

What Happens at a Satanic Wedding? Info for Guests & Officiants

Curious what to expect when asked to attend or officiate a Satanic wedding ceremony? Learn what happens at a Satanic wedding, where Satanic weddings are held...

463 DAYS AGO | 3.7.2023

Matelotage : Gay Marriage Among Pirates or Just a Business Partnership?

Learn about matelotage, which many believe to be an early form of gay marriage honored among pirates of the 1700s and 1800s. These legal civil unions bound t...

512 DAYS AGO | 1.17.2023

A Short History of the Marriage License & Common Law Marriages

Learn about the history of the marriage license and common law marriage in the U.S., from ancient rituals like handfasting, through the Middle Ages, to moder...

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