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364 DAYS AGO | 6.19.2023

AMM’s 2023 Officiant Yearbook! The American Weddings Blog Year in Review

A look back at all the AMM Ministers, wedding officiants and celebrants, engaged couples, and other wedding professionals who shared their time, advice, wedd...

367 DAYS AGO | 6.16.2023

Survey Shows the “Threat” to Professional Officiants is Courthouse Weddings &...

AMM surveyed 150 couples to see which type of officiant is most popular with newlyweds this year: a friend or family member ordained online, professional wed...

368 DAYS AGO | 6.15.2023

Southern Baptist Convention expels two churches with women pastors, votes to ...

The Southern Baptist Convention voted this week to expel Saddleback megachurch and Fern Creek Baptist because they have women pastors, and introduced an amen...

Bride and groom hold hands during an outdoor wedding ceremony on the California coast, in the distance is sand and the ocean shore, with a blue sky above

369 DAYS AGO | 6.14.2023

How Much Does it Cost to Get Ordained Online in California to Officiate a Wed...

Asked to officiate a wedding in California? Learn how much it costs to get ordained California, including free online ordination with American Marriage Minis...

370 DAYS AGO | 6.13.2023

6 Officiant Tips for a Perfect Wedding Ring Exchange

Six suggestions from professional wedding officiants to help you create a picture-perfect wedding ring exchange! Advice for officiants on how to choose creat...

371 DAYS AGO | 6.12.2023

How to Include the Feet Washing Wedding Tradition in Your Ceremony (With a Sa...

Celebrate the meaning and symbolism of the Christian feet washing wedding tradition, and learn how to include it in your marriage ceremony. A sample script w...

374 DAYS AGO | 6.9.2023

How to Get Married in New York: Planning a Wedding in The Empire State

A simple step-by-step guide to help you plan a wedding and get married in New York - including how to find a wedding officiant to officiate, choose the best ...

375 DAYS AGO | 6.8.2023

New York’s One-Day Officiant License vs Online Ordination: Which is the best ...

Which is a better choice for wedding officiants in New York - the new One Day Marriage Officiant License or Online Ordination through American Marriage Minis...

Close up photo shows a wedding officiant wearing a teal dress as she wraps a unity cord around the bride and grooms wrists during a handfasting ceremony

376 DAYS AGO | 6.7.2023

How to Include a Handfasting in Your Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal

Everything you need to know to add a handfasting ceremony to your wedding or vow renewal, including the symbolism and meaning of the handfast ritual, how to ...

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377 DAYS AGO | 6.6.2023

12 Examples of Wedding Ring Exchange Wording for the Creative Officiant

Looking for the perfect wedding ring exchange wording for the officiant? Maybe something offbeat? Funny? Classic and traditional? Modern? Whatever tone you’r...

378 DAYS AGO | 6.5.2023

The Anonymous Officiant: Heights, High Winds & Jurassic Wingspans at This Gra...

The Anonymous Officiant #8: A special guest dropped in on this Australian couple's gravity-defying Grand Canyon wedding in Arizona -- a rare, endangered Cali...

378 DAYS AGO | 6.5.2023

Connecticut lawmakers vote to raise legal age to marry to 18 years old

Legislation to raise Connecticut’s legal marriage age to 18 years old has passed the House and Senate, and is on its way to Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk for final ...

381 DAYS AGO | 6.2.2023

Better Than a Wedding Script Generator: AMM’s Free Online Script Library!

The AMM Wedding Ceremony Script Library contains more than 100 sample wedding scripts to choose from. Every template is written by a real wedding officiant, ...

382 DAYS AGO | 6.1.2023

What Happens at a Satanic Wedding? Info for Guests & Officiants

Curious what to expect when asked to attend or officiate a Satanic wedding ceremony? Learn what happens at a Satanic wedding, where Satanic weddings are held...

383 DAYS AGO | 5.31.2023

Maine lawmakers enact bill to ban child marriage, raise legal age to marry to...

Lawmakers in Maine passed legislation this week to prohibit the marriage of minors and raise the legal age to apply for a marriage license to 18 years old. T...

384 DAYS AGO | 5.30.2023

These Sweet Vow Books Include Prompts to Help You Write Your Own Vows

Unique vow booklets to help you write your own vows and deliver them in style! These vow books contain questions & prompts to inspire you, plus suggestions &...

385 DAYS AGO | 5.29.2023

How to Write the Couple’s ‘Love Story’ for a Wedding Officiant Script (With E...

Learn how to write a couple’s love story for a personalized wedding officiant script with this simple advice, including examples from real wedding scripts wr...

388 DAYS AGO | 5.26.2023

How to Get Married in Oklahoma: Plan a Wedding in the Sooner State

A step-by-step guide to help you plan a wedding or elopement in Oklahoma - including how to apply for your marriage license, how to find a wedding officiant,...

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