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Remembering RBG's Work to Legalize and Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage

Published: Thursday, Sep. 24th, 2020

In 2015, cultural icon and human rights rockstar Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of five m...

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Safe Ceremony Planning — How Wedding Officiants Can Still Get to Know a Couple, While Social Distancing

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 2020

Meeting with a new couple as you begin writing their wedding ceremony can be a lot of fun for ...

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Handfasting and Virtual Weddings -- Keeping Traditions Alive in Modern Microweddings

Published: Friday, Sep. 18th, 2020

This Seattle couple pulled off their dreamy livestreamed handfasting ceremony by having not ju...

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More Than Words: 5 Body Language Tips for New Officiants

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 2020

You know a great speaker when you see one, sometimes before they say a word. Great speakers kn...

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Can I Get A Witness? Small Ceremonies, Witness Requirements, and Self-Solemnizing Marriages Revisited

Published: Monday, Sep. 14th, 2020

Just how small can a ceremony get and still meet all the legal requirements?...

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Rehearsals are Important - Even When Officiating a Friend’s Casual Backyard Wedding Ceremony

Published: Thursday, Sep. 10th, 2020

All over the country, wedding ceremonies are shrinking in size and becoming less formal. Weddi...

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Attention Officiants: 4 things you might forget the day of the wedding (and what to do about it)

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 2020

You love making a couple’s wedding day special. You love seeing friends get together to ...

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So you’ve been asked to officiate a Halloween or Samhain wedding...

Published: Friday, Sep. 4th, 2020

As we move into fall, there’s one day calling like a whisper in the woods, beckoning the...

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