Ask AMM: "Can I Perform My Own Marriage Ceremony?"
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 2020
“Hi AMM! I know I can perform marriage in any state for others, but can I perform my own ceremony?”
The quick answer is this: It might be possible to perform your own marriage, but it is not a common practice, and is generally not permitted.
Whether or not you can perform your own marriage ceremony depends entirely on the regulations in the state where you are getting married.
At present, these are the only states that offer self-uniting (also known as self-solemnizing) marriage licenses:
Proposed New Jersey Amendment to "Authorize Persons Serving Overseas in Military to be Married or Enter into Civil Union by Video Conference or Other Electronic Means”
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020
Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed an amendment regarding marriage by proxy. But don’t worry – this revision will be a good one!
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer includes an update to current New Jersey marriage law, which could soon "authorize persons serving overseas in military to be married or enter into civil union by video conference or other electronic means.”
What does this mean, exactly?
First of all, this general scenario – when one or more persons getting married is not present – is called a marriage by proxy....(continued)
Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Tips for Planning an Unconventional Wedding Ceremony
Published: Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2019
We're writing this article and Microsoft Word is telling us that there’s a spelling error; apparently, “bridesmen” and “groomsmaids” aren’t in the dictionary (yet), but go to any millennial wedding these days, and you’re likely to see a few ladies standing beside the groom, and vice versa.
It’s 2019, people: let’s get with the times!
We suppose that means it’s up to us to popularize these terms. In this article, we review the origins of these roles, provide some tips about how to choose the right person - regardless of gender - and answer other questions we get on the topic such as, “What about the wedding photos?”...(continued)
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