Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: The More the Marrier?
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 2019
Being asked to officiate a wedding is perhaps the highest honor a couple can bestow on a friend or family member. But what if there are so many great choices that they just can’t choose?
Couples facing this dilemma have asked us if it’s possible to have two or more officiants officiate a wedding ceremony and our position is... go for it!
Here’s the deal. It’s all about planning and organization. If you are thinking about having two, or more, people co-officiate, here are a few thoughts and observations based on past experiences.
1. Check in with your local clerk and see what the local laws have to say about it. Most states have requirements about who performs certain parts of the ceremony, signs the marriage license, and acts as a witness. County clerks are your friends. They are experts on the local rules, and they will be able to tell you exactly what’s required. ...(continued)
A Wedding Ceremony Celebrates Recovery from Opioid Addiction, Love, and Growth
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2018
When AMM Minister Christopher Dexheimer was asked to officiate his brother’s wedding, it was a joyous conclusion to a story with a dark beginning. That story began when the bride and groom both – unbeknownst to each other -- checked into Sierra Tucson, a psychiatric hospital and treatment center for those dealing with substance abuse.
Well… truth be told, this is also about the start of a beautiful story, since that same psychiatric hospital set the stage for a relationship that blossomed between Alba Hancock and Robbie Dexheimer. ...(continued)