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208 DAYS AGO | 10.25.2023

NASCAR Wedding! Couple Gets Hitched in 10 Second Pit Stop Ceremony

Newlyweds Tori Lindsay and Nick Brendel were married during driver Kevin Harvick's 10-second pitstop at the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race in...

214 DAYS AGO | 10.19.2023

Are You a First-Time Wedding Officiant in Search of a Mentor to Show You How ...

This nationwide wedding officiant training course is a modern approach to mentorship that works! New and first time officiants learn from experienced profess...

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216 DAYS AGO | 10.17.2023

Can You Get a Marriage License During a Government Shutdown?

Can you still get a marriage license during a government shutdown? Can AMM Ministers still officiate a wedding ceremony during a federal shutdown? We cover e...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

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138 DAYS AGO | 1.3.2024

Wedding Toast from Beyond: Using AI to Include Dead Loved Ones in Your Ceremony

Learn how conversational AI technology makes it possible to include deceased relatives and friends in your wedding ceremony, such as a virtual toast, speech,...

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150 DAYS AGO | 12.22.2023

AMM’s Most Popular Articles of 2023: Current Wedding Trends and Classic Content

The most popular topics on AMM's American Weddings this year: The wedding trends that shaped 2023, with inspiration for 2024 and years to come! Including lov...

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150 DAYS AGO | 12.22.2023

AMM’s Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Scripts of 2023

The most popular wedding ceremony scripts for officiants and couples this year, including a few surprising new trends and unity rituals: Lighthearted and fun...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

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752 DAYS AGO | 4.29.2022

How to Perform a Unity Candle Ceremony (for Wedding Officiants)

Want to plan or perform a unity candle ceremony for your wedding? Learn about supplies, how to set up the table, what to say and do, and considerations for a...

776 DAYS AGO | 4.5.2022

The Wedding Bouquet Toss: What it Means (and What to Avoid)

Learn the symbolism and meaning that have made the wedding bouquet toss one of the most popular wedding traditions for centuries, including the custom's Engl...

802 DAYS AGO | 3.10.2022

Ghost Marriages – When ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ Isn’t Enough

3 modern examples of ghost marriage and the haunting history of marrying the dead, including posthumous marriage in China, France, and the Mormon Church her...

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Community Articles

270 DAYS AGO | 8.24.2023

Adam Sank on Officiating Funny Weddings, Marriage Equality, & Nudity at the A...

Comedian and licensed NYC wedding officiant Adam Sank brings heartwarming humor to the altar with comedy themed weddings: Adam talks about how to write a fun...

290 DAYS AGO | 8.4.2023

The Anonymous Officiant: TOP SECRET Superstar Wedding Ceremony

This secret celebrity wedding ceremony was a total surprise, but after the wedding officiant caught their breath it was an instant hit! Get the full story in...

292 DAYS AGO | 8.2.2023

Meet the Speakers for AMM’s Officiant Accelerator: Phoenix / Tempe Seminar

American Marriage Ministries is headed to to Phoenix, Arizona, for a day of wedding officiant focused education, conversation, and networking! This Officiant...

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