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33 DAYS AGO | 8.29.2022

You Don’t Need a Degree to Officiate Weddings, Just a Few Key Skills

Want to help others, celebrate love, and find a meaningful job – no degree required? Work as an ordained wedding officiant and marriage minister! It’s easy t...

58 DAYS AGO | 8.4.2022

A Simple Wedding Script to Use When a Friend Officiates Your Ceremony

This ‘Friend Officiating’ wedding script template makes it easy for a couple and their friend officiant to write a custom ceremony. Just fill in the blanks w...

94 DAYS AGO | 6.29.2022

AMM’s 2022 Yearbook! American Weddings Year in Review

A look back at the AMM Ministers, wedding officiants and celebrants, engaged couples, and other professionals who contributed their time and ceremony experti...

123 DAYS AGO | 5.31.2022

What to Say at the Start of an Unplugged Wedding Ceremony

Wedding officiants: Use one of these 7 sample scripts to announce an unplugged wedding ceremony to guests during your housekeeping announcements and welcome ...

185 DAYS AGO | 3.30.2022

American Marriage Ministries just ordained our 900,000th minister!

American Marriage Ministries welcomes ordained minister number 900,000! We’re committed to providing legal ordination online and minister credentials valid ...

207 DAYS AGO | 3.8.2022

How Much Does it Cost to Get Ordained to Officiate a Wedding?

Curious how much it costs to get ordained and become a wedding officiant? Learn about free online ordination with American Marriage Ministries, how to purcha...

249 DAYS AGO | 1.25.2022

New Script! A Wedding Ceremony Script for Older Couples

A simple wedding ceremony script for an older couple getting married later in life. Perfect for non traditional couples, and first, second, or third marriage...

256 DAYS AGO | 1.18.2022

How to Start a Website for Your Wedding Officiant Business

Learn how to start a website for your wedding officiant business or update your existing site, with helpful tips for what to include and a review of the eas...


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