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12 "Ceremony Preparation" Category Articles

891 DAYS AGO | 12.9.2021

How Wedding Officiants Can Work Best with Autistic Couples

Learn how to make wedding ceremony planning an autism-friendly experience for autistic couples, ASD individuals, and their families, using these simple sugge...

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...

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...

1348 DAYS AGO | 9.8.2020

Attention Officiants: 4 things you might forget the day of the wedding (and w...

Four important things that wedding officiants often forget - and what they can do about it when it happens! Avoid wedding day disasters and turn mishaps into...

1356 DAYS AGO | 8.31.2020

Microphone Tips for Wedding Officiants and Couples

Microphone and wedding audio advice for first time, novice officiants and couples planning their own wedding.

1367 DAYS AGO | 8.20.2020

Wedding Ceremony Stage Fright: Tips for officiants (and couples)

Learn how wedding officiants & couples can overcome a fear of public speaking to avoid wedding ceremony stage fright

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

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1530 DAYS AGO | 3.10.2020

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

If someone has asked you to officiate their wedding, it's because they recognize your ability to help them tell their story and create a memorable experience.

1642 DAYS AGO | 11.19.2019

What Does a Wedding Officiant Wear?!

Tips, advice, and style guides on what to wear to look your best as a wedding officiant

Emoji of a woman with dark hair and a purple shirt holding her hand up to her forehead to express dismay at a mistake... like saying, "UGH" or "DOH!"

1688 DAYS AGO | 10.4.2019

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

Everyone makes mistakes, even wedding officiants! But don't let that throw your wedding ceremony off course. Follow these three tips for first time wedding o...

1706 DAYS AGO | 9.16.2019

Good News Alert: Virginia Counties Remove Racist Language From Marriage Appli...

Virginia will no longer require couples to disclose their race when applying for marriage licenses.

Close up photo of a wedding officiant performing a handfasting ceremony, with the couple holding hands as a braided cord is wrapped around their wrists to symbolize their marriage

1943 DAYS AGO | 1.22.2019

How to Include Family and Friends In Your Wedding Ceremony

Here are some tips to get friends and family members involved in the wedding ceremony, from delivering a special wedding reading, joining in a ring warming, ...

A bride laughs, leaning over slightly, next to a groom during the wedding ceremony. She's wearing a white sleeveless wedding dress and a floral wedding crown, the groom is in a light blue suit. Behind them, a wedding officiant in a blue suit and bowtie stands ready to officiate the ceremony. There are two candles lit, ready to perform a unity candle ceremony, and in the foreground are wedding guests.

2007 DAYS AGO | 11.19.2018

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

American Marriage Ministries (AMM) has expanded its online tools to make this task a meaningful yet easy part of wedding preparation.

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