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3 Reasons Why Couples Choose Friends & Family to Officiate Weddings

Published: Thursday, Aug. 8th, 2019

We often find ourselves in conversations with professional officiants, and the following question comes up: “Why has it become so popular for couples to ask a friend or family member to perform their wedding ceremony?”...

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Why Are More Couples Getting Married by a Friend?

Published: Tuesday, May. 7th, 2019

Why are more couples getting married by a friend? That’s the question asked by Rainesford Stauffer, a writer over at the Atlantic. This question is something that we have spent the last decade thinking about too. ...

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How to Include Family and Friends In Your Wedding Ceremony

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 2019

When it comes time to plan the wedding, couples often want to include close friends and family members - sometimes even all of their guests - in the ceremony. Weddings are a communal event, and we want the shared experience to remain in the memories of our guests long after the wedding is over and our loved ones have parted ways. ...

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Asking a Friend or Family Member to Officiate Your Wedding? Read This First...

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2019

If you and your significant other are considering asking a certain uncle, a college roommate, or perhaps even your college professor to perform your wedding ceremony, here are some important points to keep in mind: 



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