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.
The effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have hit the wedding industry, and hard. Brides and grooms-to-be are left with no choice but to cancel, reschedule or drastically alter their wedding plans to accommodate crowd restrictions – leading some to consider having a “virtual wedding ceremony,” where couples say their vows from one location while their officiant performs the ceremony from another via telecommunication (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc)....(continued)
American Marriage Ministries on Your I Do Crew! Podcast
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!
All about online ordination, why American Marriage Ministries is different, and what's going on in the state of Tennessee
Where to get ordained online – Popular places to get ordained online, and which one is right for you!
Published: Monday, Jan. 6th, 2020
One of the most common questions aspiring wedding officiants ask is, “…where should I get ordained online?” You might have been asked to officiate a wedding, or perhaps there’s another religious ceremony you want to perform. Or, maybe you just want to become ordained so that you can have the title “minister.” They are all legitimate reasons to get ordained, and for most people, the easiest way to make that happen is to get ordained online.
The good news is that there are plenty of online churches and religious organizations, so there’s probably one that shares your values and beliefs. The next step is finding out what one fits your needs, how much each church charges for ordination (American Marriage Ministries doesn’t charge anything) and then clicking “get ordained.”...(continued)
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Gift Ideas for Your Wedding Officiant
Published: Thursday, Jan. 2nd, 2020
Wedding officiants devote an immense amount of their time and effort to creating and perfecting the wedding ceremony, and as couples are realizing just how important the role of officiant is, they're looking for additional ways to express their gratitude.
Whether you’re saying Thank You for officiating the wedding ceremony, Happy Holidays, or Just Because, here are a variety of thoughtful gift ideas for your officiant:
Massage or Spa Treatment
What Does a Wedding Officiant Wear?!
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 2019
Now that you know what to say and do as a wedding officiant, it's time to look the part.
Attire should always be discussed with the couple to make sure everyone is on the same page with expectations. Many couples will say, “Just be comfortable,” or “Wear whatever you’d like,” but you should still get as many details about their wedding as possible to determine what you will wear.
For example: Is the ceremony location indoor or outdoor? What will the weather be like? Is it a laid back, bohemian-feel event - or will there be chandeliers, tuxedos and cocktail dresses?