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“Should I officiate my granddaughter's wedding?” What to ask yourself if you have been asked to officiate

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 10th, 2020

Back when we were still flying on commercial airlines (remember, back before coronavirus?) I found myself sitting next to an older gentleman and as often happens, we started to chat about what we do for work. After decades in the workforce, my fellow passenger was planning his retirement. ...


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What Does a Wedding Officiant Wear?!

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 2019

Now that you know what to say and do as a wedding officiant, it's time to look the part....


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Did I Just Say That? -- 3 Ways to Handle Wedding Ceremony Mistakes

Published: Friday, Oct. 4th, 2019

It happens to the best of us… we make a goof while delivering a wedding ceremony. It may be missing a word (or words), it may be pronouncing something incorrectly, or perhaps it’s a matter of losing our place in the ceremony. We’ve all been there. You’re not alone, so if it happens, don’t worry!...


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Good News Alert: Virginia Counties Remove Racist Language From Marriage Application!

Published: Monday, Sep. 16th, 2019

Last week we reported that couples were suing counties in Virginia for requiring them to disclose their ethnicity in downright racist terms such as "Aryan," "Octoroon," "Quadroon" and "Mulatto."...


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How to Include Family and Friends In Your Wedding Ceremony

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 2019

When it comes time to plan the wedding, couples often want to include close friends and family members - sometimes even all of their guests - in the ceremony. Weddings are a communal event, and we want the shared experience to remain in the memories of our guests long after the wedding is over and our loved ones have parted ways. ...


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Having the Talk: How to Tell a Compelling Story During Your Wedding Ceremony

Published: Monday, Nov. 19th, 2018

Telling your story is the key to creating a memorable wedding ceremony, but many couples struggle to translate their love and shared experiences into words. You might be one of them. To help couples, American Marriage Ministries (AMM) has expanded its online tools to make this task a meaningful yet easy part of wedding preparati...





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