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Articles by Lewis King

Staff Writer

Lewis loves exploring the space between power, discourse, and material reality where institutions like marriage are defined. He also wears other hats at AMM, like taking out the recycling and restocking the sparkling water.

Check out these 110 articles written by Lewis King, Staff Writer at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!

110 Articles by Lewis King

Check out these 110 articles written by Lewis King, Staff Writer at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!



1668 DAYS AGO | 10.24.2019

Why Every Wedding Planner Should Get Ordained (With American Marriage Ministr...

every wedding professional should get ordained with American Marriage Ministries because you never know when the minister will get sick, or lost, or back out...

1669 DAYS AGO | 10.23.2019

Going Pro: How Much Should I Charge as a Wedding Officiant?

How to determine your rates and what to charge for your professional officiant services

1671 DAYS AGO | 10.21.2019

What is a Wedding Officiant and How Do You Become One?

Bonnie became a wedding officiant through American Marriage Ministries and it changed her life. Learn how you can too!

1676 DAYS AGO | 10.16.2019

Are First-Time Wedding Officiants Hurting Professionals? Here’s How to Adapt ...

Are first-time wedding officiants taking jobs away from professionals? Online ordination presents both threats and opportunities for professional wedding off...

1677 DAYS AGO | 10.15.2019

Wedding Ceremony Vibes: Flow and Emotion Management

Creating a wedding ceremony is like telling a story, learn how to create flow so that guests stay engaged.

Emoji of a woman with dark hair and a purple shirt holding her hand up to her forehead to express dismay at a mistake... like saying, "UGH" or "DOH!"

1688 DAYS AGO | 10.4.2019

Did I Just Say That? -- 3 Ways to Handle Wedding Ceremony Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, even wedding officiants! But don't let that throw your wedding ceremony off course. Follow these three tips for first time wedding o...

1699 DAYS AGO | 9.23.2019

Start & End Well - Opening & Closing Words in a Wedding Ceremony

The first and last words are the most important part of a wedding ceremony, learn why!

1706 DAYS AGO | 9.16.2019

Good News Alert: Virginia Counties Remove Racist Language From Marriage Appli...

Virginia will no longer require couples to disclose their race when applying for marriage licenses.

A woman in a formal long-sleeve pink shirt looks off to the side with a nervous or anxious expression on her face, she's grimacing in a concerned way. She is against a pink background.

1717 DAYS AGO | 9.5.2019

Breathe in, Breathe Out: Calming Brides' and Grooms' Nerves

Attention wedding officiants: If the bride or groom are nervous before the wedding ceremony, these tips will help calm their nerves and ensure that the weddi...

Close up photo shows a groom in a dark blue suit placing a wedding ring on the bride's finger during the wedding ceremony. She wears a white wedding dress.

1739 DAYS AGO | 8.14.2019

Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: The More the Marrier? 

If you want to have more than one person officiate your wedding, it's important to plan ahead and consider these important tips.

1755 DAYS AGO | 7.29.2019

You Only Get One Shot at a Wedding Ceremony… Be Prepared!

Getting an early start on ceremony planning is the best way to eliminate stress from your wedding day.

Close up shows a wedding officiant straightening his tie before the wedding ceremony. He wears a light gray suit jacket, white button up shirt with a collar, and a peach colored tie.

1778 DAYS AGO | 7.6.2019

What to Wear (and Not Wear) as a Wedding Officiant

Learn what clothes to wear when officiating a wedding, depending on the couple and the kind of wedding.

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