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)
Finding Inspiration in Self-Isolation: How to Keep Calm and Officiate On
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 17th, 2020
COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) is dominating headlines and rapidly changing everyday life across the globe.
For those with obligations to officiate an upcoming wedding, you may find yourself amongst some very frantic and stressed individuals. While some cancellations are inevitable, many couples will choose to move forward with their wedding plans – either by delaying the wedding, or simply cutting down the guest list to meet compliance with current crowd restrictions.
Whether you’re facing a postponed wedding, an intimate ceremony, or a bare-minimum elopement: officiants must keep calm, and officiate on!
Now that the masses are getting ready to hunker down in self-quarantine or isolation, we present to you a positive and constructive way to occupy your time: by utilizing the many resources AMM has to offer, making headway on your (eventual) ceremony, and learning how to provide comfort and assistance to couples in this trying time....(continued)
...So What Does a Wedding Officiant Really 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.
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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
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:
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