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

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....

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5 Tips for Including Pets in Your Wedding Ceremony

Published: Monday, Dec. 10th, 2018

We’re a 50/50 split between dog-people and cat-people here at AMM, but one thing that we all agree on is that there is most definitely a place for pets in wedding ceremonies. If you’re a pet person, your partner probably already knows that your fur baby is part of the package deal. Pets are an important part of your life, so it makes sense that they would have a role in your...

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Wedding Ceremony Tips: How to Compromise with Religious Relatives, for Non-Religious Couples

Published: Sunday, Dec. 9th, 2018

Here’s the scenario. The wedding is still a ways off -- because you’re a smart couple, and you’re starting the ceremony planning early -- and you realize that the Bride’s mother’s Catholicism needs to be indulged. She’s old-school, and these sorts of things really matter to her. Further complicating matters, neither of you are religious, and the last thing...

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Why You Need to Choose Your Wedding Officiant Early

Published: Friday, Dec. 7th, 2018

A recent wedding industry survey by WeddingWire found that most couples choose their wedding officiant, on average, about three months before their wedding....

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A Wedding Ceremony Celebrates Recovery from Opioid Addiction, Love, and Growth

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2018

When AMM Minister Christopher Dexheimer was asked to officiate his brother’s wedding, it was a joyous conclusion to a story with a dark beginning. That story began when the bride and groom both – unbeknownst to each other -- checked into Sierra Tucson, a psychiatric hospital and treatment center for those dealing with substance abuse. ...

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Thinking of Walking Down the Aisle Alone? We Asked Former Brides how they did it…

Published: Friday, Nov. 30th, 2018

We recently received an email from a bride who was planning her ceremony and wanted to walk down the aisle alone, and asking for our advice. Since it wasn’t the first time we’ve been asked that question, we figured this is a discussion worth having here on American Weddings, so here goes. We’re always interested in hearing from you, so make sure to follow us on social m...

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Blindfolded Guests Experience Wedding Ceremony from Bride’s Perspective

Published: Thursday, Nov. 29th, 2018

It’s not often that a wedding ceremony concept leaves us speechless, but Robbie Campbell and Stephanie Agnew’s Nov. 25 nuptials reminded us just how powerful each couple’s lives and experiences are. In Stephanie’s case, she’s blind. To help their guests understand what this meant to them, and how she experiences the world, the cou...

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Get the (Wedding) Party Started Right With a Great Ceremony!

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2018

The wedding ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the wedding celebration, from the entrance of the bride to the start of the cocktail hour and reception  - when the real party kicks off!  If you have ever been to a wedding with a great ceremony, you probably noticed that the guests left the ceremony and carried those feelings of love and joy into the reception - and well into the...


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