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1314 DAYS AGO | 11.10.2020

A majority of Wedding Officiants are seeing decreases in their role... is it ...

A nationwide survey found the role of the wedding officiant is changing as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. What does it mean for the future of officiants?

1318 DAYS AGO | 11.6.2020

Nevada becomes first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from constitution,...

Nevada has become the first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from constitution and protect LGBTQ couples

1322 DAYS AGO | 11.2.2020

Nevada votes on removing same-sex marriage ban from state constitution amid S...

LGBTQ+ and marriage equality advocates wait as Nevada becomes the first state to vote on removing a same-sex marriage ban from the state constitution on Nove...

1326 DAYS AGO | 10.29.2020

“I’m so nervous I could puke" - A wedding ceremony mishap and a quick-thinkin...

An officiant’s quick thinking and sense of humor saves the day when a groom’s anxiety makes him vomit during the wedding ceremony!

1328 DAYS AGO | 10.27.2020

What Justice Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Means for the Future of Same-Se...

What Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court might mean for the future of same-sex marriage, marriage equality, and the LGBTQ+ communit...

1329 DAYS AGO | 10.26.2020

The more the merrier! Why hybrid weddings are a good idea

How to host a hybrid wedding by livestreaming a small in-person wedding ceremony to your online guests.

1332 DAYS AGO | 10.23.2020

No marriage license, no marriage… but maybe a misdemeanor?

There are legal marriage license handling requirements. Learn how and when to sign a marriage license, file a marriage license, and make sure your wedding ce...

1333 DAYS AGO | 10.22.2020

Pope Francis speaks out in support of same-sex civil unions in new documentary

Pope Francis endorses & offers support for same-sex civil unions in a new documentary, Francesco, moving the Church towards acceptance of LGBTQ+ families

1335 DAYS AGO | 10.20.2020

Charities We’re Supporting This Month

American Marriage Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We support the arts, music and theater, environmental advocacy, news and education. See w...

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1336 DAYS AGO | 10.19.2020

Exorcisms, Flus, and Flat Tires: Backup Officiants are Essential, Especially ...

Wedding officiants may have to cancel last minute, but couples can avoid canceling the wedding ceremony by having a friend or family member prepared as a bac...

1339 DAYS AGO | 10.16.2020

Honoring the Memory of Loved Ones in Your Wedding Ceremony

How to honor dead relatives and loved ones as part of a joyful wedding ceremony.

1342 DAYS AGO | 10.13.2020

When his church discriminated, this Minister turned to American Marriage Mini...

When mainstream churches discriminated against this LGBTQ minister, he got ordained by American Marriage Ministries so that he could join same-sex couples in...

Illustration: A wedding officiant talks to a couple while deciding whether or not to officiate their wedding ceremony. The couple is wearing a dark suit and a yellow shirt. The officiant has dark hair and a green shirt.

1343 DAYS AGO | 10.12.2020

When should officiants say No to a ceremony?

Not every officiant is a good fit for every ceremony. Learn to identify red flags and bad matches, and choose couples and ceremonies that are best for you an...

Illustration of two young children doing a painting project to make wedding decorations. They are holding up their hands, which are covered in paint, and laughing.

1346 DAYS AGO | 10.9.2020

Involve Children in Planning Your Microwedding Ceremony with Seasonal Crafts

Involve children in planning your microwedding ceremony with these seasonal crafts, including decorative wedding masks and twinkle lights for backyard microw...

1347 DAYS AGO | 10.8.2020

Roll Out The Barrel: Washington State Loosens Wedding Reception Rules!

Read how Washington State's new October 2020 social distancing rules will affect wedding planning, ceremonies, and receptions. Find out how to plan a safe, s...

1349 DAYS AGO | 10.6.2020

Introducing AMM’s Government Registration Guarantee -- Ordination Credentials...

The American Marriage Ministry Government Registration Guarantee ensures that your Ordination Credentials will be recognized and accepted, or we will issue a...

1349 DAYS AGO | 10.6.2020

Marriage Equality Threatened once more, as Two Supreme Court Justices Challen...

Will same-sex marriage remain protected once conservative judges take over the Supreme Court? American Marriage Ministries is committed to ensuring that all ...

1350 DAYS AGO | 10.5.2020

Plan a Simple Wedding Ceremony With Inspiration from One Couple’s ‘Year and a...

Learn the parts of a handfasting wedding and Plan a handfasting ceremony using inspiration from a traditional Pagan ‘year and a day’ engagement.

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