American Weddings Blog

BECOME AN AMM MINISTER
  • Free Online Ordination
  • To Officiate Weddings.
  • Get Ordained Today!


Ceremony Writing: What Pieces Make Up a Wedding Ceremony?

Writer

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 26th, 2019

Most first-time wedding officiants find themselves asking, "what pieces or parts are necessary in a wedding ceremony, and what else can be added to make the ceremony special?"  

You’ve probably seen hundreds of wedding ceremonies by now -- both in the real world and on television -- including some that you remember years later. 

What’s the secret? 

Well, there isn’t a “secret” because every couple is different, and their ceremony needs to be approached with fresh eyes. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a formula though. Don’t worry, we’ve got it down to a science, so here’s what you need to know to start with, and we’ll be with you right up to the ceremony: ...(continued)

Tags: writing, format, asked-to-officiate




Who Actually Writes the Wedding Ceremony?

Who actually writes

Published: Monday, Jan. 28th, 2019

...the officiant? The bride? The groom?

Siri?

Short answer: it depends. There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to who should write the wedding ceremony. Every couple, every situation, and every ceremony is different.  Since we’re particularly close to the officiating side of the wedding world, we used to assume that the ceremony was almost always written by the friend or family member who was being asked to perform the ceremony: the officiant. 

However, what we have found over the years is that the couple often wants to write their own ceremony....(continued)

Tags: ceremony, preparation, script, writing, inspiration, new-officiants




Writing Tips: It’s Personal… Putting the “You” into a Wedding Ceremony

Screen shot 2018 12 12 at 12.58.50 pm

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

We hear all of the time that one of the main reasons couples ask their friend or family member to perform their wedding ceremony is because they want the ceremony to be personal. And many couples figure that no one can make their ceremony more personal than a good friend or a close family member who knows their story best.

In many instances this is true, however, some couples and their officiants still find it hard to get that “personalized” feel when they sit down and start writing the wedding ceremony. Here are some pointers for finding the elements of a ceremony that will make it yours:

 

...(continued)

Tags: personalized-ceremonies, the-grandma-filter, writing





Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

Stay up-to-date with AMM!









Will You
Marry Us?

The wedding gift package revolutionizing how you choose your officiant!

Learn More

Get Ordained
with AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with our Free Ordination.

Get Ordained

Signature
Wedding Officiant Package

Everything you need to Officiate Weddings like pro!

Learn More

How To Officiate
Legal Weddings

Check out our minister registration guide for performing marriage in Your State.

Learn More

Minister Ordination
Package

Our most popular package contains everything you need to officiate your first wedding.

Order Now

AMM
Wedding Wall

View weddings performed by our ministers!

See Weddings

How To
Write The Perfect Wedding Ceremony

Learn More

10 Sample
Wedding Ceremony Scripts

Need inspiration? Check out our Wedding Ceremony Scripts!

Free Wedding Scripts

Asked to
Officiate

The most comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to writing and conducting wedding ceremonies.

Learn More

Ocean
Conservancy

AMM supports Ocean Conservancy. Check them out!

Donate Now



BECOME AN AMM MINISTER