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Ordination vs. Government License: Do You Need to Register to Officiate Weddings in Your State?

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020

If this is your first time officiating a wedding, your first concern might be, “how do I make sure the wedding is legal?” The good news is, it’s actually pretty easy. But, you’ll need to figure out the following: Do you need a government minister license, or is your online ordination sufficient?
 
Let’s start by breaking down the diff...


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Love in the time of Coronavirus: What to do if the bride, groom, or wedding party get sick on the wedding day

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2020

If your nuptials are forthcoming and you’re experiencing more than just the typical pre-wedding day nerves, we’re guessing it may be because you’ve been streaming coverage of the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak.

In China, officials have advis...


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“Wedding Officiants near me” - What to watch out for when searching for wedding officiants in 2020

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 2020

Finding a wedding officiant is different than any other part of wedding planning. As wedding ceremonies change with the times, the search for the perfect wedding officiant is starting earlier and getting more complicated. 

Just check out Google trends, which around this time of year shows that people become very interested in this subject:

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How to find a wedding officiant in 2020: How online ordination makes the best officiants

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 2020

Have you ever spent half the day looking for your car keys only to discover that they were right in front of you the whole time (under the cable bill that you’ve been trying not to look at all week)? For many couples, the most challenging part of wedding planning is finding professionals to help them create their big day. There’s the internet, asking friends, and all kinds o...


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Couples: How to Work Best With Your Wedding Officiant

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Working closely with your wedding officiant is a must, but a lot of couples don’t quite know how to navigate or coordinate their timeline with their wedding officiant’s. We’re here to give you some pointers so that you know what to expect, and how to get a head start on your ceremony planning.

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...So What Does a Wedding Officiant Really Do?

Published: Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020

Wedding officiants devote countless hours to thoughtfully crafting the perfect wedding ceremony. They strive to tell meaningful stories of love and commitment, and they pour their own hearts and souls into the wedding ceremonies they perform....


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Is Virginia about to get rid of its discriminatory marriage officiant laws?

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 2020

After years of preventing online-ordained ministers (and many other Virginians) from officiating weddings, lawmakers in Virginia might soon allow regular folk to officiate weddings for friends and family members. This development is part of an update to the Commonwealth’s marriage law currently making its way through Virginia’s legislature.
 
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Proposed New Jersey Amendment to "Authorize Persons Serving Overseas in Military to be Married or Enter into Civil Union by Video Conference or Other Electronic Means”

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020

Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed an amendment regarding marriage by proxy. But don’t worry – this revision will be a good one!...


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