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Young wedding officiant leads the ceremony for two brides during an alternative outdoor wedding ceremony.

87 DAYS AGO | 3.27.2024

What Wedding Planners Wish Wedding Officiants Knew…

5 ways for new and first-time wedding officiants to work best with the wedding planner, including tips on communication, collaboration and who runs the rehea...

Young queer couple poses outside, wearing cute outfits and one holds a bouquet of white daisies. They are holding hands and smiling happily after a vow renewal ceremony

129 DAYS AGO | 2.14.2024

Vow Renewal after Transitioning: Celebrate a New Chapter in Your Marriage

Reaffirm your marriage vows after you or your spouse’s gender transition with a sweet vow renewal ceremony. Advice for transgender & nonbinary spouses planni...

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171 DAYS AGO | 1.3.2024

Wedding Toast from Beyond: Using AI to Include Dead Loved Ones in Your Ceremony

Learn how conversational AI technology makes it possible to include deceased relatives and friends in your wedding ceremony, such as a virtual toast, speech,...

A groom leans over a table during the wedding ceremony to sign the marriage license. In the background, the bride watches, along with friends and family members

185 DAYS AGO | 12.20.2023

Signing a Marriage License During the Wedding Ceremony - Tips for Officiants ...

Everything you need to know to include signing the marriage license in a wedding ceremony as a low-stress and unique unity ritual. Ask your officiant to sign...

234 DAYS AGO | 11.1.2023

How to Write a Thank You Letter to Your Wedding Officiant (With Examples)

Sample thank you notes and expert 'how to' advice to help you write a thank you letter to your wedding officiant following the ceremony. Whether you're sendi...

Bride and groom work together to braid the three strands of rope during the 'cord of three strands' wedding ceremony unity ritual

236 DAYS AGO | 10.30.2023

How to Include a Cord of Three Strands Ceremony in Your Wedding (With a Sampl...

Learn how to include the meaningful Cord of Three Strands or God's Knot unity ritual in a contemporary Christian wedding ceremony, with advice on when to per...

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Two grooms prepare for the wedding ceremony at home with their friends and relatives

246 DAYS AGO | 10.20.2023

How to Get Married at Home (for a Sweet & Easy Wedding Day)

Everything you need to know about getting married at home! Including what’s required to make your marriage legal, how to find a wedding officiant or ask a fr...

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249 DAYS AGO | 10.17.2023

Can You Get a Marriage License During a Government Shutdown?

Can you still get a marriage license during a government shutdown? Can AMM Ministers still officiate a wedding ceremony during a federal shutdown? We cover e...

Two brides smile and laugh during a beautiful outdoor Wiccan wedding ceremony. Their friend and a wedding officiant stand in the background, happy and smiling

254 DAYS AGO | 10.12.2023

5 Questions to Ask When Officiating a Wiccan Wedding

Asked to officiate a Wiccan wedding or handfasting ceremony? Here are five questions a wedding officiant should always ask the wedding couple before the cere...

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256 DAYS AGO | 10.10.2023

Who can officiate a wedding at Disneyland or Disney World?

Looking for the perfect wedding officiant for a Disney World, Disneyland, or Aulani Disney wedding? Want to get married on a Disney cruise? Here’s what you ...

A young boy holds up his hand in a triumphant and excited way, with a mischievous and happy smile. A young girl stands behind him in the distance. Both children are dressed in cute formal wear for a wedding ceremony. She has a frilly dress and a floral wreath in her hair, he has a light blue button up shirt, dark blue vest, and polka-dot bow tie.

267 DAYS AGO | 9.29.2023

8 Creative Alternatives to a Flower Girl or Ring Bearer for Your Wedding Cere...

Creative alternatives to a flower girl, ring boy, or ring bearer for your non-traditional wedding ceremony! Get friends, relatives, and children involved in ...

348 DAYS AGO | 7.10.2023

How Much Will Couples Spend on a Wedding Officiant This Year?

AMM 2023 Survey: With wedding costs soaring, how much will the average couple spend on a wedding officiant for their ceremony this year? We asked 150 soon-to...

351 DAYS AGO | 7.7.2023

The Anonymous Officiant: Parents NOT Behaving Badly

The Anonymous Officiant #9: This wedding officiant was ready for maximum drama at a big blended family wedding, but the day brought a different kind of surpr...

355 DAYS AGO | 7.3.2023

The Wedding Recession: Creative Ideas & Advice for Your Wedding Ceremony Rece...

Learn about the Wedding Recession - the symbolic end of a wedding ceremony that comes after the Officiant's Pronouncement of marriage! With advice on wedding...

358 DAYS AGO | 6.30.2023

The 3 Most Popular Unity Ceremonies in 2023, According to New AMM Survey!

AMM's Spring survey reveals this year's three most popular unity ceremony ideas! Wedding officiants, take note: These unity rituals will be performed at a ma...

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