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Wedding Celebrant Thalia Arenas stands next to her booth at Fresno Rainbow Pride Festival in 2023. The booth has a bright pink roof. Thalia poses in a black summer dress with a smile.

16 DAYS AGO | 5.31.2024

The First Wedding at Fresno Pride is Sponsored by AMM Minister Thalia Arenas!

Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival will host its first ever public wedding this Saturday on the Main Stage, and the historic ceremony is sponsored by A...

37 DAYS AGO | 5.10.2024

Pastry Chef Officiates Epic Gay Wedding In a Cave, And It’s Just As Cool As I...

Meet AMM Minister & first-time Officiant Tonette Lawson, aka Chef Toni of Tesserts, and read about the epic queer wedding in a cave she officiated for daught...

Young wedding officiant leads the ceremony for two brides during an alternative outdoor wedding ceremony.

81 DAYS AGO | 3.27.2024

What Wedding Planners Wish Wedding Officiants Knew…

5 ways for new and first-time wedding officiants to work best with the wedding planner, including tips on communication, collaboration and who runs the rehea...

Officiant Norman Graham poses in a stylish purple suit next to a beautiful gazebo decorated with flowers on a spring day. He is smiling toward the camera

93 DAYS AGO | 3.15.2024

10 Tips to Grow a Wedding Officiant Business from Norman Graham of Wed By Norm

Ten tips to start and grow a thriving wedding officiant business from Officiant Norman Graham of Wed By Norm. Learn more about marketing, branding, and adver...

A close up image of a braided handfasting cord used during a wiccan wedding ceremony

121 DAYS AGO | 2.16.2024

Low-Key Witchy Wedding Rituals & Advice From ‘The Wedding Witch of Salem'

Wiccan wedding rituals and spiritual elements for your low-key witchy wedding ceremony! With advice from ordained minister & Wiccan Priestess Tara McMullen-K...

A group of loved ones gather around a casket during a funeral ceremony, joined by the officiant

128 DAYS AGO | 2.9.2024

Officiating Weddings & Funerals: Similarities & Differences for Professional ...

Want to expand your officiant practice to include funerals & memorials? Learn what to expect when officiating a funeral, memorial service, or celebration of ...

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Newlyweds bride and groom kiss outdoors during their wedding ceremony. The sun is behind them and shines through as they kiss.

152 DAYS AGO | 1.16.2024

Arkansas Officiant Plans Cosmic Group Wedding for April’s Solar Eclipse

Get married during April’s solar eclipse in a unique group wedding event in Pottsville, Arkansas! Officiated by AMM-ordained Notary Officiant Kimberely Boren...

212 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2023

Creating ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Weddings & Lasting Marriages with Rev....

Meet Rev. Dr. Samora Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies in NYC, an experienced wedding officiant specializing in interfaith and ‘spiritual but not religious’ ...

270 DAYS AGO | 9.20.2023

How Filmmaker Nico Raineau Fell in Love with Writing Wedding Ceremonies

Award-winning filmmaker and one-of-a-kind wedding officiant Nico Raineau is in the business of telling love stories. His officiant business RomCom Weddings t...

276 DAYS AGO | 9.14.2023

Inviting Death Home: Home Funeral Guide Sara Williams on Reconnecting with De...

AMM interviews Celebrant Sara Williams to learn what a home funeral guide does, how Death Cafes change the conversation around death and dying, the role of a...

283 DAYS AGO | 9.7.2023

This Wedding Officiant Wants to Marry You in the Nude

Dreaming of a naked wedding ceremony? Texas Wedding Officiant Renee Reyes is adding a unique service to her resume: She's now available to officiate naturist...

291 DAYS AGO | 8.30.2023

From Wedding Officiant to Crime Novelist – Helen Bradley’s New Chapter

In addition to officiating with Savannah Simple Weddings, Wedding Officiant Helen P. Bradley is also a successful novelist! Her debut novel, Breach of Trust,...

297 DAYS AGO | 8.24.2023

Adam Sank on Officiating Funny Weddings, Marriage Equality, & Nudity at the A...

Comedian and licensed NYC wedding officiant Adam Sank brings heartwarming humor to the altar with comedy themed weddings: Adam talks about how to write a fun...

326 DAYS AGO | 7.26.2023

NYC Celebrant Chris Shelley shares the secret to becoming a successful weddin...

Meet expert Celebrant Christopher Shelley! Chris uses the act of storytelling to write compelling and personal wedding ceremonies, and is a master at keeping...

439 DAYS AGO | 4.4.2023

Drag Queens Belong at Weddings! Protect LGBTQ+ Ministers & Wedding Performers

Proposed drag bans like the one in Tennessee impact LGBTQ+ weddings, ministers and wedding officiants, and the entire queer community. Drag performers belong...

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