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1290 DAYS AGO | 12.8.2020

Does social distancing hurt communication? Here are 3 ways wedding officiants...

Communication between wedding officiants & couples has hit a rough patch. Learn 3 ways to improve communication during COVID-19 while social distancing.

1292 DAYS AGO | 12.6.2020

AMM Minister Samuel Heath has a calling: To operate on love and to officiate ...

AMM Minister Samuel Heath is an LGBTQ wedding officiant who believes love is a calling & all people have a right to marry.

1292 DAYS AGO | 12.6.2020

Racing to the Altar… Just in Time for Taxes

Are you getting married to save money on taxes? Keep these things in mind when choosing your tax filing status as newlyweds to decide if married filing separ...

1294 DAYS AGO | 12.4.2020

Plan a Wedding Ceremony in a National or State Park During COVID-19, in 5 Steps

Have your winter or spring wedding in a national park! 5 steps to plan a safe outdoor wedding ceremony during COVID-19 in a state park or national park.

1296 DAYS AGO | 12.2.2020

What happens during a commitment ceremony?

Learn how to perform a commitment ceremony, what makes them different from a traditional wedding ceremony, and why some couples choose them.

1296 DAYS AGO | 12.2.2020

A Wedding Photographer Reminds Us Why The Big Picture Is The Most Important One

Small mistakes & accidents don't have to ruin your wedding photos OR your wedding day. Focus on the importance & deeper meaning of your wedding ceremony, bec...

1297 DAYS AGO | 12.1.2020

Love on Wheels: How to Plan a Drive-In Wedding

Drive-in weddings bring cinematic energy to your wedding ceremony! Plan a drive-in ceremony, from finding a location, to the red carpet treatment, to accommo...

1297 DAYS AGO | 12.1.2020

Indiana Attorney General Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Protections for Same-Sex Par...

Indiana AG Hill asks the Supreme Court to reverse ruling allowing same-sex LGBTQ parents to be included on their children’s birth certificates.

1299 DAYS AGO | 11.29.2020

How to stop parents, friends, & relatives from taking over your wedding plan

If meddlesome parents, relatives, or friends try to take over your wedding planning, avoid disappointment & resentment with these communication tips.

Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

Follow these simple steps to perform marriage for friends and family.

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1303 DAYS AGO | 11.25.2020

Love til the Last: Helping a Dying Groom Marry His Soulmate

How one wedding officiant created a custom ceremony script to celebrate the love between a groom dying of cancer & his soulmate.

1304 DAYS AGO | 11.24.2020

Want Great Wedding Photos? Get Centered… For the KISS, That Is!

Learn how wedding officiants & couples help wedding photographers get a perfect first kiss photo. Step one, center yourself!

1305 DAYS AGO | 11.23.2020

Use Astrology to Plan Your Perfect Pandemic Wedding -- Ceremony Planning Acco...

From shift weddings to microweddings & virtual livestreamed ceremonies, plan a wedding with help from the zodiac. Learn the best pandemic wedding style for y...

1306 DAYS AGO | 11.22.2020

5 Surprising Book Recommendations for Wedding Officiants This Winter

Winter reading list! 5 books for wedding officiants on how to write a better wedding ceremony, love, marketing & working with couples, suggested by a success...

1308 DAYS AGO | 11.20.2020

How to talk about COVID-19 wedding ceremony safety without making it weird, f...

Avoid misunderstandings! How-to tips for talking about COVID-19 wedding ceremony safety, for wedding officiants & couples.

1309 DAYS AGO | 11.19.2020

Can't have an in person wedding reception? Try these 4 options instead.

Plan a wedding reception during COVID-19 with fun alternatives to large gatherings, like drive by receptions, anniversary parties & virtual receptions!

1310 DAYS AGO | 11.18.2020

Don’t get the minister blues… bet on black (ink)

Most counties have requirements about what color ink can be used on official documents. Be a good officiant and use black ink when signing and filling out al...

1311 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2020

We asked wedding officiants what to expect as COVID-19 heads into 2021

American Marriage Ministries conducted a survey with officiants across the country, giving us unique and valuable insight into how American couples are plann...

1311 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2020

American Marriage Ministries just ordained our 750,000th minister today!

American Marriage Ministries ordained our 750,000th minister today! Online ordination provides officiant training for friends and family members who want to ...

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