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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2020

Asked to Officiate


Originally written by expert and professional wedding officiant Bethel Nathan (who has performed nearly one thousand ceremonies), AMM recently acquired and updated this workbook - making it the most comprehensive, detailed, and helpful book of its kind on the market. Asked to Officiate will:...(continued)

Tags: ceremony-basics, ceremony-planning, ceremony-writing, certificate, wedding-ceremony-planning, wedding-officiants, writing-the-ceremony




The Officiant Timeline

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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 2019

Here at American Marriage Ministries, we are frequently asked questions regarding timelines of ordination and performing marriage.

Like, How long does it take to get ordained? How long will it take to complete officiant registration in New York City? When will my paperwork and credentials arrive? When should I meet with the couple? When should I start practicing and rehearsing the ceremony? (Hint: Several of these are answered in our FAQs.)

We realize that many folks are asked to officiate at the last minute (which is totally awesome/fine, and we're still here to help you in a time crunch!) - but in order to deliver the best ceremony possible, this is what an ideal officiant timeline should look like:

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Tags: ceremony-planning, first-time-officiants, officiant, wedding-officiants, wedding-planning, writing-the-ceremony




How to Find the Perfect Wedding Officiant

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Published: Wednesday, Apr. 10th, 2019

You probably have a pretty good idea of what you want your wedding to look like. Perhaps there are certain family members or children you want to include. Maybe you are considering the popular and meaningful sand ceremony. Or, maybe you are thinking about something a little bit different - like a fire unity ceremony!

But where do you look for an officiant that can turn your ambitions into reality? Being officiants ourselves, and having guided our share of couples through this process, we’ve collected some tips to help you decide what sort of officiant is best suited for your big day. 

For couples who believe the wedding ceremony is one of the most significant parts of their wedding -- that’s you, our readers -- the question of who should perform the wedding ceremony is a very important one. Here are some points to consider... 

 

Should you ask your local Priest, Imam, Rabbi? ...(continued)

Tags: wedding-officiants, religion, professional-officiants, friends-and-family, lgbtq-weddings





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