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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.



Wedding Officiant Do's & Don't's

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


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Couples: How to Work Best With Your Wedding 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.


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Top AMM Wedding Officiant Resources

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2020


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Are Rustic Barn Weddings Passé? Introducing Warehouse Weddings!

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2019

As couples strive to make their weddings a unique experience, many are side stepping traditional venues and inviting their guests  to unexpected places. Mountaintops, bodegas, classrooms… So in an era where e-commerce is reshaping the economy and our lives, it makes sense that forward-thinking couples are taking advantage of one of the most prominent fixtures of our modern econom...

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Going Pro: How Much Should I Charge as a Wedding Officiant?

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2019

Officiating demands a substantial amount of your personal time, effort, thought, consideration - and almost always, love.

So it’s only fair when a new officiant wonders, “How much should I charge for my services?”...

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Are First-Time Wedding Officiants Hurting Professionals? Here’s How to Adapt to Online Ordination.

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 2019

We’re at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas this week, meeting with wedding professionals from across the country and preaching our gospel of online-ordination and wedding ceremony planning. One topic that has come up enough times to warrant a response is the following: are first-time wedding officiants a threat to professional wedding officiants?&...


You Only Get One Shot at a Wedding Ceremony… Be Prepared!

Published: Monday, Jul. 29th, 2019

You’re probably thinking, “Jeez AMM, isn’t officiating weddings stressful enough? Why are you dialing up the pressure even more?”...


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