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Attention Couples: Want an Awesome Ceremony? Schedule regular meetings and work closely with your officiant!

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Published: Monday, Nov. 18th, 2019

Hey Couples: whether you are hiring a professional officiant, or asking a friend or family member to officiate your wedding, regular communication is critical. Your officiant’s job is to lead the ceremony, and the better you communicate with him or her, the more powerful and memorable your ceremony will be!

In practical terms, this means that a certain amount of communication between the couple and the officiant should be scheduled right from the beginning. Regardless of who you pick, make sure they are committed to regular communication. Make sure they understand their role -- which is helping to translate your vision into words. 

 

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Tags: aisle-planning, asked-to-officiate, first-time-officiants




Meet AMM Minister Raquel - Someone JUST Like You

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Published: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019

 

Hi Raquel! Tell us about yourself:

I live in Queens, New York, with my wife. I'm an office manager for a private investigation firm and I also run my own handmade business, Máquina 37. My company is named after my 1937 singer sewing machine, which I use to make custom look-alike cloth dolls and other sewn products.

 

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Tags: first-time-officiants, officiant-registration-requirements




Asked to Officiate: Your Guide to Performing Marriage

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Published: Monday, Oct. 28th, 2019

Have you been asked to officiate, and even though you’re excited, you’re not sure where to start?

Or – are you embarking on a new passion or career path in performing weddings, and looking for an all-in-one inclusive guide?

Fear not! Asked to Officiate – one of our most popular resources – is here to help.

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Tags: first-time-officiants, ceremony-feel, ceremony-basics, ceremony-components





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What is a Wedding Officiant and How Do You Become One?

Bonnie

Published: Monday, Oct. 21st, 2019

Bonnie Sanchez wasn’t a fan of her government job. She wasn’t happy. First of all, she didn’t like sitting in her office all day, and the tedium was wearing her down. But even more, she wanted a job that held meaning, where she could make a difference in people’s lives.

That’s when Bonnie learned about becoming a wedding officiant. 

We’ve all been to weddings before, and perhaps you’ve wondered, “what is a wedding officiant, and how does somebody get into a profession like that?” 

Maybe it was a particularly memorable wedding and you wanted to be a part of something like it. Or maybe it was a boring one and you thought to yourself, “I could do it better.”

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Tags: choosing-an-officiant, first-time-officiants, las-vegas, lgbtq-weddings, professional-wedding-officiants




Putting Yourself Out There, Pt. 2: How to Build Your Portfolio and Gain Exposure as an Officiant

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Published: Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 2019

You have become a wedding officiant! You have successfully celebrated your first wedding or handful of weddings! Now you want to make this a hobby, a side hustle, or a full time profession, so what can you do?  I will be sharing tips and advice from other professionals within the wedding industry and beyond, and I will also share my own experience in growing my business (which is still quite the ongoing process).

This is Part 2 of a 5-Part series about how to best grow your presence as a wedding officiant.

Part 2 will focus on connecting and building a network with other wedding professionals so you can all work together to help your presence (and business) in the wedding industry grow. 

 

Part 2: Building Relationships - Making Connections and Creating Your Network...(continued)

Tags: professional-officiants, first-time-officiants, guest-article






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