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Are there legal wording requirements in a wedding ceremony?

Published: Friday, Jul. 31st, 2020

With couples opting for more unique and personalized wedding ceremonies these days, many AMM Ministers want to know if there are any special wording requirements to make sure it is legal. This is a pretty valid question since, after all, marriage is a legally binding contract.


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Getting Ordained and Performing Marriage in Different States: How does it work?

Published: Friday, Jul. 17th, 2020

For all the inquiring AMM Ministers on the go, we have excellent news: your ordination is recognized in the entire United States regardless of where you live!...

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NY Governor Cuomo extends online zoom wedding order, allowing NY couples to keep getting married online

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 8th, 2020

Although COVID-19 case counts continue to decline in New York, the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t taking any chances. He's extended a slew of emergency orders for another thirty days -- through August 6, 2020. That includes weddings officiated remotely via videoconferencing technology like Zoom and Skype. ...

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These states are where you can - and can't - get married online

Published: Monday, May. 11th, 2020

Headlines might have you thinking that Zoom weddings are legal across the country, but we're not quite there... yet....

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California allows couples to obtain marriage licenses and solemnize marriage via video conference

Published: Friday, May. 1st, 2020

Golden State wedding officiants can now perform Skype weddings!

California has joined New York as one of the states that will allow couples to obtain their marriage license online and get married via video conference – but only for the next 60 days....

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Skype, Zoom, Livestream: Virtual Wedding Ceremonies Defined

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 29th, 2020

With crowd restrictions and business closures putting a forcible halt to wedding plans, couples are quickly looking to the innovative concept of the virtual wedding ceremony as the solution to their Coronavirus wedding woes....

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Coronavirus or Knot: How to Get Your Marriage License and Legally Wed During a Global Pandemic

Published: Monday, Apr. 20th, 2020

Altering wedding plans can be overwhelming, but the good news is that it’s still possible to get married right now, and being able to establish some security in a time of crisis can be comforting. Even if your ceremony won’t be what you envisioned, you still have options that are legal and meaningful. Here’s our action plan, which is comprised of three ma...


Online Skype Weddings (Probably) Aren't Legal -- An Expert Explains How Coronavirus Cancellations are Pushing Couples into a Legal Grey Area

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 31st, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced couples to resort to creative wedding planning solutions… but having a Skype, Twitch, or Zoom ceremony probably shouldn’t be one of them....


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