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Online ordained minister performs heartwarming socially distant wedding ceremony at assisted living center

Published: Saturday, Apr. 25th, 2020

Socially distanced elopements are quickly becoming the newest wedding ceremony trend in the wake of COVID-19, and AMM Minister Sean Kelley of Ohio just officiated one of the most extraordinary ones we’ve heard of yet....


New York releases virtual wedding rules, wedding officiants can now perform video wedding ceremonies (UPDATED)

Published: Monday, Apr. 20th, 2020

Over the weekend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released an executive order that allowed city clerks and other wedding officiants to officiate wedding ceremonies over the internet by video. The announcement marked the first such officia...

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Coronavirus or Knot: How to Get Your Marriage License and Legally Wed During a Global Pandemic

Published: Monday, Apr. 20th, 2020

Altering wedding plans can be overwhelming, but the good news is that it’s still possible to get married right now, and being able to establish some security in a time of crisis can be comforting. Even if your ceremony won’t be what you envisioned, you still have options that are legal and meaningful. Here’s our action plan, which is comprised of three ma...

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Free Locally-Made Hand Sanitizer Included in Select AMM Packages

Published: Sunday, Apr. 19th, 2020

We’ve teamed up with a local crafter and healthcare professional to ensure that our ministers are staying safe and healthy - by including Free 1 oz. bottles of locally-crafted Safe Hands Glass Mini(ster) Hand Sanitizer in our


New York to allow virtual wedding ceremonies and grant marriage licenses remotely

Published: Saturday, Apr. 18th, 2020

Just days after Hawaii banned Zoom Weddings, New York State announced that it is letting its clerks perform ceremonies over video. "There is now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said....

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Hawaii Shuts Down Virtual Wedding Ceremonies, Requires Couple and Officiant to Be Physically Present

Published: Friday, Apr. 17th, 2020

Hawaii’s State Department of Health has issued a notice reminding wedding officiants that state law prohibits virtual marriage ceremonies....

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Can I get my marriage license during the Coronavirus shutdown? What should I do if my county clerk’s office is closed?

Published: Friday, Apr. 17th, 2020

We’re getting inundated with calls and emails from couples asking if they can still apply for a marriage licence during the COVID-19 shutdown. The answer depends on where you live. Marriage license bureaus and county clerk’s offices are currently operating in accordance with a variety of local policies and restrictions – which change frequently...

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Couples aren’t cancelling! Wedding officiants play an important role in helping couples get married under lockdown conditions.

Published: Monday, Apr. 13th, 2020

A wedding industry survey of engaged couples across the country discovered that an overwhelming majority of couples are not cancelling their weddings, despite the obstacles and uncertainty generated by COVID-19 and the subsequent shutdowns. Instead, couples are switching to intimate elopements to comply with CDC recommendations and regulations, or postponing their wedding date....


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