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1819 DAYS AGO | 7.26.2019

Making it Click: 4 Ways An Officiant Can Make the Wedding Photographer’s Life...

Four ways an officiant can work best as a team with the photographer on the wedding day

1826 DAYS AGO | 7.19.2019

Being a Team Player: 4 Things Any Officiant Can Do to Help the Other Professi...

How to be an all-star wedding officiant and a team player, with tips from AMM Minister and professional officiant Matt McMurphy on how to work with photograp...

1833 DAYS AGO | 7.12.2019

Putting Yourself Out There, Pt. 1: How to Build Your Portfolio and Gain Expos...

How to market yourself, build your portfolio and gain exposure as a wedding officiant

1839 DAYS AGO | 7.6.2019

Look Like an Over-Prepared Superhero: The Five Things All Wedding Officiants ...

These five pro tips will make you a hero (or superhero) when the couple's big day comes along.

Close up shows a wedding officiant straightening his tie before the wedding ceremony. He wears a light gray suit jacket, white button up shirt with a collar, and a peach colored tie.

1839 DAYS AGO | 7.6.2019

What to Wear (and Not Wear) as a Wedding Officiant

Learn what clothes to wear when officiating a wedding, depending on the couple and the kind of wedding.

1882 DAYS AGO | 5.24.2019

4 Incredible Ceremonies Officiated By Friends and Family

Every year, more Americans choose friends and family members to officiate weddings, here are there stories.

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

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1891 DAYS AGO | 5.15.2019

How I Unexpectedly Became a Wedding Officiant... and Loved Every Moment of It

Professional wedding officiant Matt McMurphy shares how he first was asked to perform a wedding for friends, and how that turned into a meaningful career.

1904 DAYS AGO | 5.2.2019

How I Fell in Love with Weddings by Planning My Own

Guest contributor Matt McMurphy writes about how his own wedding inspired him to become a professional officiant.

1932 DAYS AGO | 4.4.2019

5 Wedding Ceremony Gaffes, Blunders, and Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid ruining your wedding ceremony by avoiding these five "ceremony killers."

1933 DAYS AGO | 4.3.2019

Professional Advice: IAPWO President Rev. Laura C. Cannon on Performing Cere...

IAPWO President Rev. Laura C. Cannon gives advice for professional officiants, and first time officiants looking to get into the industry.

1998 DAYS AGO | 1.28.2019

Who Actually Writes the Wedding Ceremony?

The best way to decide who will write your wedding ceremony is to meet early and talk about what kind of feeling and vibe you want to create.

Funny image shows a wedding officiant pulling back a set of red curtains to reveal a microphone on stage

2012 DAYS AGO | 1.14.2019

Public Speaking: Deliver Your Wedding Ceremony with Confidence in Just 3 Minu...

These simple steps will help you perform a wedding ceremony with confidence, try this three minute practice to overcome your fear of public speaking.

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2031 DAYS AGO | 12.26.2018

Wedding Ceremony Disasters, and How to Avoid Them

There are a million ways that things can go wrong during a wedding ceremony, but effective communication and planning will ensure that the couple and their o...

Close up photo of two women high-fiving and laughing, while seating together at a table. In the background, another woman watches happily, holding a pen. There is an open notebook in front of her, implying that she's been working on the wedding ceremony outline with these two brides.

2045 DAYS AGO | 12.12.2018

Writing Tips: It’s Personal… Putting the “You” into a Wedding Ceremony

The best way to make your wedding ceremony personalized is to ask the couple the right questions about their relationship, and to avoid making it feel like a...

A groom dips the bride during a dance outdoors at their wedding reception. He's wearing a blue button up shirt, and she's dressed in a sleeveless white dress with a colorful wreath in her hair. Behind them, friends chat while sipping on drinks in the yard, which is decorated with streamers and balloons.

2060 DAYS AGO | 11.27.2018

Get the (Wedding) Party Started Right With a Great Ceremony!

Setting the right tone during your wedding ceremony will get the rest of the celebrations started off on the right foot.

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