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1144 DAYS AGO | 3.31.2021

Mormon Weddings : From Top-Secret Temple Sealings to the Myth of Magic Underw...

Take a look inside the very private Mormon wedding ceremony, including temple sealings, recommends, civil ceremonies, magic underwear (garments), and even Mo...

1145 DAYS AGO | 3.30.2021

An Officiant’s Guide to Covenant Marriages

Covenant marriages are legally distinct from other types of marriage. Here’s what wedding officiants and couples should know about these uncommon religious w...

1145 DAYS AGO | 3.30.2021

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 tips on what to say and do to make your speech memorable.

1149 DAYS AGO | 3.26.2021

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 marriage license! A step-by-step guide for new officiants, min...

1151 DAYS AGO | 3.24.2021

Mad Libs Inspired Wedding Vows For the Couple Who Loves to (verb) Together

Vows are the most meaningful part of a wedding ceremony! But that doesn’t mean you have to stress over them. Loosen up with these Mad Libs inspired wedding v...

1153 DAYS AGO | 3.22.2021

Officiate a Virtual Wedding Like a Pro!

Online weddings require special attention from officiants that other types of ceremonies don’t. Learn what details to watch for, and how to officiate a virtu...

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

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1166 DAYS AGO | 3.9.2021

Get Married on Mars*: Plan an Out of This World Destination Wedding

Inspired by the Red Planet, vintage sci-fi, and NASA’s Perseverance rover, we offer a few suggestions to get you started planning a Mars on Earth destination...

1167 DAYS AGO | 3.8.2021

Offbeat Wedding Welcome & Opening Remarks: Examples for a Non-traditional Cer...

Opening remarks set the tone of a wedding! Try these examples for a non-traditional, offbeat wedding ceremony, with a creative officiant wedding welcome.

1173 DAYS AGO | 3.2.2021

What Should I Do With My Hands? 4 Tips For First Time Wedding Officiants

Are you a new wedding officiant and not sure what to do with your hands or how to stand while you deliver the ceremony? Need help performing a wedding? We ca...

Illustrated cord tied into an infinity knot to represent a unique handfasting ritual

1190 DAYS AGO | 2.13.2021

How to Tie a Handfasting Cord -- The Infinity Knot

How to tie an infinity handfasting knot during your wedding ceremony! Follow these ten easy illustrated steps. Simple diagram with handfasting cord for a uni...

1192 DAYS AGO | 2.11.2021

Right Before You Step on Stage: A Wedding Officiant’s (Very) Last Minute Chec...

A last minute day-of checklist for wedding officiants! What to do right before delivering a wedding ceremony & performing marriage to avoid mishaps, mistakes...

1201 DAYS AGO | 2.2.2021

Delivering Your Script at the Ceremony

Learn how professional officiants prepare, present, & deliver a wedding script. How to hold the script & if tablets or paper work best during the ceremony!

1216 DAYS AGO | 1.18.2021

Last Minute Wedding: Officiating a Ceremony on Short Notice, or Same Day!

Learn how to officiate a last minute or same-day wedding ceremony: Not all weddings come with months of planning. Say yes to officiating a last minute elopem...

1220 DAYS AGO | 1.14.2021

Q&A with AMM Minister Amber Olsen on her new book & giving couples an upper h...

A short interview with AMM Minister & professional wedding officiant Amber Olsen on her new book for couples, planning a wedding ceremony, and choosing the r...

1228 DAYS AGO | 1.6.2021

Officiant Quick Tip: Ceremony Writing with AMM Minister Liz Rae (of Liz Rae W...

A short interview with AMM Minister and professional wedding officiant Liz Rae, on writing a creative wedding ceremony, meeting with couples & revising a fir...

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