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We're Just Giving Away Free Commemorative Wedding Certificates Now, Act Fast!

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Tags: giveaway, certificate, specialty, facebook

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17th, 2019

Attention AMM Officiants: Do you want a chance to WIN a blank commemorative Specialty Certificate of your choice to gift to a couple as a wedding keepsake?!

We're giving away certificates just LIKE this one in the photo above (especially if you think an AMM Specialty Certificate would look beautiful displayed in your couple's home!) and we will choose the winners at random on Sunday evening!

Click on this link to visit our facebook page and get in on the action, or if you can't wait till sunday night, here's a link to our store page where we have a huge selection of certificates for you to choose from.

Washington DC Mayor Saves Couples from Government Shutdown Wedding Woes!

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Tags: government shutdown, marriage law, d. c., couples, bureau

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17th, 2019

Couples planning weddings in Washington, D.C. have one less thing to worry about. The government shutdown, now the longest in our nation’s history, has been bad news for many Americans. One group affected has been couples in D.C. who have been unable to get their marriages licenses, throwing their wedding plans into chaos. 

Those couples got good news when D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill that will allow her to grant marriage licenses and authorize officiants for 90 days. 

"We are stepping in where federal courts have discontinued issuing marriage licenses," Bowser said as she signed the The Let Our Vows Endure Emergency Act of 2019, or LOVE Act. ...(continued)

Public Speaking: Deliver Your Wedding Ceremony with Confidence in Just 3 Minutes!

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Tags: ceremony, preparation, wedding, speech, education

Published: Monday, Jan. 14th, 2019

The wedding ceremony is just hours away and all of a sudden there’s an unwelcome twist in your guts: you’ve got public speaking nerves, every officiant’s worst nightmare! 
But don’t let this perfectly natural reaction dissuade you from enjoying one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Everyone gets performance anxiety -- its part of our biology. With this simple and easy exercise, you’ll be relaxed, natural, and on-point when the time comes to deliver the wedding ceremony. Scratch that, you’ll be awesome!
Barack Obama, Joel Osteen, and even legendary public speaker and investor Warren Buffet all had one thing in common -- they were terrified of public speaking. Now, people pay hundreds of dollars to hear them speak. 


Attention Couples: Read this before you visit the clerk’s office for your marriage license!

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Tags: ceremony, preparation, planning, license, officiant

Published: Friday, Jan. 11th, 2019

Planning a wedding is an overwhelming task no matter how long or short the guest list is, but your wedding isn’t just about throwing a party. Marriage is a legal contract. This article explains what that means, and what you need to do to make sure you check all your boxes.

We’ve all been to the DMV. We know that most interactions with government bureaucracy can be intimidating and/or frustrating. Although your wedding will be recognized by all states, many county clerks have different rules and requirements regarding the marriage license. That's why you should consider these following points before visiting your county clerk office to obtain your license.    

First off, you should know the difference between the marriage license and the marriage certificate. ...(continued)

Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Tips for Planning an Unconventional Wedding Ceremony

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Tags: wedding, unconventional, groomsmen, bridesmaids, gender

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2019

I’m typing this article and Microsoft Word is telling me that there’s a spelling error; apparently “bridesmen” and “groomsmaids” aren’t in the dictionary (yet). No Microsoft, I’m not trying to type “birdman!” Our friends from Redmond might not be in on the secret yet, but go to any millennial wedding these days, and you’re likely to see a few ladies standing beside the groom, and vice versa. 

It’s 2019 people -- let’s get with the times!
I guess that means it’s up to us to popularize these terms. In this article, we review the origins of these roles, give some tips about how to choose the right person -- regardless of gender -- and answer other questions we get on the topic such as, “What about the wedding photos?”...(continued)