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Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

Dosdonts

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2020

We’ve scoured our most popular guidance articles and compiled a helpful list of officiant pointers that are frequently overlooked in the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations. Without further ado -

 

Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

 

● Do make sure you’ve satisfied any local registration requirements in the state (and/or county) where the ceremony is taking place, if applicable.

● Do attend the rehearsal!

● Do have the venue address(es) and a prepared route ready to go prior to the rehearsal and ceremony. (If you’re unfamiliar with the area, this is even more important.)...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-planning, first-time-officiants, officiant, preparation, wedding-ceremony-planning




AMM Glossary: Helpful Words Every Ordained Minister Needs to Know

Glossary

Published: Friday, Feb. 14th, 2020

 

Ordination / Ordained

To become a Minister and have the authority to perform ceremonies. American Marriage Ministries is the entity with the power to ordain you - that is, grant you the authority - to perform marriage.

 

Officiate

To perform a service or ceremony.

 

Officiant / Minister 

A person authorized to perform or officiate a service or ceremony. Once you are ordained with AMM, your official title is Minister.

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Tags: first-time-officiants, get-ordained, officiant, online-ordination, ordination, preparation, wedding-officiants, online




Couples: How to Work Best With Your Wedding Officiant

Couple officiant

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Working closely with your wedding officiant is a must, but a lot of couples don’t quite know how to navigate or coordinate their timeline with their wedding officiant’s. We’re here to give you some pointers so that you know what to expect, and how to get a head start on your ceremony planning.

 

What Your Officiant is Responsible For:

•  Working with you up until the wedding to craft your ceremony.

• Being present and performing your ceremony on your wedding day (and rehearsal, ideally).

• Assisting with the signing and filing of the completed marriage license.

 

First, Consider This

What type of ceremony do you want? Religious, Non-denominational, or Civil?...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-planning, ceremony-tips, ceremony-tone-and-feel, first-time-officiants, officiant, wedding-ceremony-planning, writing-the-ceremony





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...So What Does a Wedding Officiant Really Do?

Officiant do

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Wedding officiants devote countless hours to thoughtfully crafting the perfect wedding ceremony. They strive to tell meaningful stories of love and commitment, and they pour their own hearts and souls into the wedding ceremonies they perform.

Yet they tend to be the last vendors to get booked, and some of the least appreciated at the end of the big day. (Because they just have to ask the couple say to “I do,” then sign the license to get onto the partying, right?)

In an effort to recognize how significant – and involved – the role of the wedding officiant is, we'd like to share with everyone what an officiant really does.

 ...(continued)

Tags: diy-weddings, officiant, preparation, research, wedding-planning, wedding-professionals




American Marriage Ministries on Your I Do Crew! Podcast

Podcast blog

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020

Our very own Lewis King recently joined the Your I Do Crew! Podcast in Ohio for some engaging, humorous, and insightful podcast sessions.

So save these links, and whether you're on your commute to/from work, enjoying a mid-day break, or just looking to join in on some of the important conversations going on at American Marriage Ministries -- please give them a listen! 

 


 

Part 1: "Get Ordained!"

All about online ordination, why American Marriage Ministries is different, and what's going on in the state of Tennessee

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Tags: ceremony-planning, get-ordained, law, officiant, professional-officiants, professional-wedding-officiants, religious-freedom, traditional-weddings, unconventional-weddings, wedding-planning, podcast






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