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Are Rustic Barn Weddings Passé? Introducing Warehouse Weddings!

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Published: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2019

As couples strive to make their weddings a unique experience, many are side stepping traditional venues and inviting their guests  to unexpected places. Mountaintops, bodegas, classrooms… So in an era where e-commerce is reshaping the economy and our lives, it makes sense that forward-thinking couples are taking advantage of one of the most prominent fixtures of our modern economy: warehouses! 

 

Look at all that pristine space!

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Tags: diy-weddings, ceremony-inspiration, venues, wedding-ceremony-planning




Who's Laughing Now? – How to Use Humor in the Wedding Ceremony

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Published: Monday, Dec. 2nd, 2019

When writing a wedding ceremony, a question that often comes up is, should there be humor in a wedding ceremony, and if so - how much?  

Well... the way we look at it, the ceremony should reflect the couple. Since most couples love to laugh together, some humor in the ceremony is not only acceptable, but actually desirable. Injecting a dash of (appropriate) humor into the ceremony adds emotional variety to the event, providing a counterpoint to the more somber, serious moments. 

That said, the 'precise' amount of humor is something that the officiant and the couple must work out. But one thing's for sure -- adding light-heartedness to a ceremony is great for couples who don’t want to cry through the whole ceremony. It’s also great for couples that are worried about being nervous (laughter calms the nerves, it’s a fact!).

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Tags: aisle-planning, ceremony-inspiration, ceremony-tone-and-feel




Zipping Down the Aisle: Are Zipline Ceremonies the Future of Weddings?

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Published: Monday, Nov. 25th, 2019

It took more than just complex rigging and experience to make Ethan and Tiffany Fowler’s zipline wedding a memorable event. They might have figured out a way to get Tiffany’s dress into the sling, and they might have successfully transitioned the couple from their harnesses to the ceremony, but it wasn’t until Bradley Brown, the adventure park’s manager, got ordained online that the whole affair came together. 

The couple made headlines last month when news outlets got wind of their original and daring wedding ceremony at Keystone Safari, and adventure park in Pennsylvania that features a zipline course. Here at American Weddings our first thought was, “this sounds like something one of our ministers would do.”

 

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Tags: aisle-planning, brides-entrance, ceremony-inspiration, choosing-an-officiant





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Start & End Well - Opening & Closing Words in a Wedding Ceremony

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Published: Monday, Sep. 23rd, 2019

In our line of business, you’ve got about one sentence to grab your readers and keep them interested in what you are talking about. So, for the sake of keeping your eyeballs glued to this blog post, let’s just say that the rest of this article will be about turning you into a charismatic, compelling, and popular wedding officiant because guess what... It is! 

It’s all about getting folks hooked, and keeping them interested!

When writing a wedding ceremony, the way that you start the ceremony and end the ceremony are both very important. 

In fact, the opening words are the most critical part of the ceremony, since they are what grab the guests' attention and pull them into the ceremony. Botch this part, and you’ll be dealing with folks nodding off… checking their phones… daydreaming…...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-basics, ceremony-components, ceremony-inspiration, ceremony-writing, saying-yes




New Feature Announcement: The Wedding Wall

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Published: Friday, Sep. 6th, 2019

Big news, Ministers: we’re officially launching our Wedding Wall, a place where you can publish and share wedding ceremonies to inspire other ministers and couples!

Using our updated dashboard, you can select weddings that you officiated, and easily proof and share them on our website. We’re even giving you a space on the front page of our website because we think your weddings are so awesome! 

Here's how it works:

 

STEP 1: SELECT THE WEDDING
From the “Wedding Helper” tab on your profile page, select the wedding that you would like to share on AMM’s Wedding Wall.

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Tags: ceremony-inspiration, ceremony-planning, new-officiants, personalized-ceremonies, wedding-photography, wedding-wall






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