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114 "first time officiants" Tagged Articles


Wednesday, May. 15th, 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.
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Thursday, May. 2nd, 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.
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Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2019

5 Wedding Ceremony Gaffes, Blunders, and Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid ruining your wedding ceremony by avoiding these five "ceremony killers."
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Wednesday, Apr. 3rd, 2019

Professional Advice: IAPWO President Rev. Laura C. Cannon on Performing Ceremonies for Hire

IAPWO President Rev. Laura C. Cannon gives advice for professional officiants, and first time officiants looking to get into the industry.
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Monday, Jan. 28th, 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.
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Monday, Jan. 14th, 2019

Public Speaking: Deliver Your Wedding Ceremony with Confidence in Just 3 Minutes!

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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Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 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...
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Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 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...
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