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8 DAYS AGO | 11.21.2022

Grocery-themed ALDI wedding gives new meaning to ‘walking down the aisle’

A Michigan couple was married in an ALDI store on Nov. 9th, after winning the grocery chain's 'Happily Ever Aldi' contest. The grocery themed wedding ceremon...

8 DAYS AGO | 11.21.2022

How to get married in secret like Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes

The rumors are true: Celebrity couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are secretly married! Learn how to plan a romantic secret wedding like theirs by following ...

12 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2022

Why doesn’t Candace Cameron Bure want a gay Christmas?

Candace Cameron Bure made headlines this week for comments against same-sex marriage, telling The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Great American Family media ...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

TODAY | 11.29.2022

How to Get Married in California - Planning a Wedding in The Golden State

A step-by-step guide to help you plan a wedding and get married in California - including how to find a wedding officiant, choose the best wedding venue, pla...

YESTERDAY | 11.28.2022

3 Things to Know Before Having a ‘Just Us’ Wedding Ceremony

'Just us weddings' are sweet, simple, and oh so romantic. Just remember these 3 things to make sure your ceremony is legal, including if you can marry withou...

3 DAYS AGO | 11.26.2022

What to Wear to Officiate a Winter Wedding

Asked to officiate a winter wedding? Learn what clothes to wear as a wedding officiant during a winter wedding ceremony, depending on the couple and the type...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

13 DAYS AGO | 11.16.2022

All About Quaker Wedding Traditions & Marriage ‘Under the Care of the Meeting’

Learn about common Quaker wedding ceremony traditions including how to get married without a wedding officiant in a self-uniting ritual, what it means to mar...

21 DAYS AGO | 11.8.2022

A Simple Guide to Nikah Traditions & Muslim Wedding Words

A simple introduction to popular Nikah traditions and words you're likely to hear when planning or attending a Muslim wedding ceremony for the first time, in...

75 DAYS AGO | 9.15.2022

How to Include a Smudging Ritual in Your Wedding Ceremony (& Why You’d Want to)

A wedding smudge ceremony is a meaningful way to bless a marriage with lasting love, harmony, wisdom, protection, and good luck. Learn how to add a custom sm...

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Community Articles

3 DAYS AGO | 11.26.2022

What to Wear to Officiate a Winter Wedding

Asked to officiate a winter wedding? Learn what clothes to wear as a wedding officiant during a winter wedding ceremony, depending on the couple and the type...

18 DAYS AGO | 11.11.2022

Which AMM Minister Ordination Package or Training Course is Best for You?

The best American Marriage Ministries Minister Ordination Package or Course for your needs: Compare what comes in each one for the price: A review of everyth...

19 DAYS AGO | 11.10.2022

When will same-sex marriage be codified? (And what does that even mean?)

Learn about efforts to protect same-sex marriage rights, the upcoming Senate vote on the Respect for Marriage Act 2022, the history of marriage equality in t...

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