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Helpful Tips for the First-Time Wedding Officiant

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 8th, 2020

If you've been asked to officiate, you probably already know that a greal deal of your success will come from your ceremony preparation and planning months ahead of the wedding. But, here are some important and helpful details to remember on the Big Day - you know, those "little things" that really add up at when all is said and done, and will help make or break ...


First-Time Officiant FAQs

Published: Monday, Jun. 22nd, 2020

Summer - and the height of wedding season - always leads to an influx of questions from first-time officiants. While we have answered these questions on our website and in various articles, we thought it would be helpful for our newly-ordained ministers to have some of our most popular questions answered in detail in one place as a starting point.


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12 Popular Wedding Ceremony Components – (almost) everything you might want to include in your wedding ceremony and more!

Published: Wednesday, May. 13th, 2020

Asking a friend or family member to perform your wedding ceremony is only the first step. After that moment of agreement comes the critical work of preparing the wedding ceremony… which means deciding what should be included, and in what order. And with wedding plans changing so much these days in response to the COVID-19 shutdowns, friends and family are stepping up like never before...

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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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Ask AMM: "Who is in charge of getting the marriage license?"

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 3rd, 2020



Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2020

We’ve scoured our most popular guidance articles and compiled a helpful list of officiant pointers that are frequently overlooked in the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations. Without further ado -


Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's



AMM Glossary: Helpful Words Every Ordained Minister Needs to Know

Published: Friday, Feb. 14th, 2020


Ordination / Ordained

To become a Minister and have the authority to perform ceremonies. American Marriage Ministries is the entity with the power to ordain you - that is, grant you the authority - to perform marriage.



To perform a service or ceremony....

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Couples: How to Work Best With Your Wedding Officiant

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Working closely with your wedding officiant is a must, but a lot of couples don’t quite know how to navigate or coordinate their timeline with their wedding officiant’s. We’re here to give you some pointers so that you know what to expect, and how to get a head start on your ceremony planning.



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