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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 2018

Wedding Ceremony Disasters, and How to Avoid Them

There are a million ways that things can go wrong during a wedding ceremony, but effective communication and planning will ensure that the couple and their officiant aren't part of the problem.
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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018

Will a Government Shutdown Prevent You From Filing Your Marriage License Or Getting Married? (updated)

Will you be able to file for your marriage license or get married if there is a government shutdown? We checked with local government offices to find out.
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Published: Monday, Dec. 17th, 2018

Blood, Guts & Gore: British Couple Celebrates Zombie-Themed Walking Dead Wedding Ceremony

A couple in England incorporated their love of the TV show The Walking Dead into their wedding ceremony with surprising results.
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Published: Friday, Dec. 14th, 2018

Words are Powerful – Creating a Wedding Ceremony that Suits the Couple

Is your wedding ceremony modern, or traditional? Making and understanding that distinction will allow you to choose the right words for your wedding ceremony.
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Published: Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018

New York Times Features American Marriage Ministries in Article about Online Ordination

The New York Times featured American Marriage Ministries in a story about getting ordained online to perform weddings.
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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

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

The best way to make your wedding ceremony personalized is to ask the couple the right questions about their relationship, and to avoid making it feel like a "toast" or a "roast."
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Published: Monday, Dec. 10th, 2018

5 Tips for Including Pets in Your Wedding Ceremony

Including pets in your wedding ceremony is fun and makes for great pictures and memories, but it's important to be prepared for unexpected developments!
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Published: Sunday, Dec. 9th, 2018

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

Some couples want no religion, no matter what the expectation of their families, and that’s fine since the ceremony should represent the couple. However, there is some middle ground here, if you feel that such a compromise is necessary. If the couple wants or needs to meet at least of some of the...
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