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130 DAYS AGO | 7.19.2022

New Script! A Vikings Themed Wedding Ceremony Script

This original Viking wedding ceremony script includes light Pagan wedding elements, an exchange of wedding bands / rings and vows (with optional sword exchan...

135 DAYS AGO | 7.14.2022

Israeli couples who used Utah’s online marriage portal win legal victory in c...

A district court in Israel has ruled that the Interior Ministry must recognize and honor online civil marriage, including those performed through the virtual...

141 DAYS AGO | 7.8.2022

Utah County’s marriage bureau is surprisingly tech savvy

With a fully online marriage portal, virtual wedding ceremony options for U.S. and international couples, and digital marriage licenses stored using blockcha...

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Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

Ceremony Planning Articles

71 DAYS AGO | 9.16.2022

New Script! Fall Wedding Ceremony with Reading from “Harvest Moon”

This new fall wedding ceremony script captures the colors, romance, and joyful spirit of the autumn season, with a warm welcome to guests, moment of mindfuln...

72 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...

74 DAYS AGO | 9.13.2022

Jack & Sally Inspired Wedding Vows from The Nightmare Before Christmas

These Nightmare Before Christmas inspired wedding vows always make us swoon! Read Jack and Sally’s lyrics of love from the Henry Selick & Tim Burton animated...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

465 DAYS AGO | 8.18.2021

The Black Umbrella - A Hmong Wedding Tradition

Learn about the symbolism and meaning of the black umbrella in Hmong weddings, the siv ceeb, mej koob, and other interesting details about the traditional ma...

471 DAYS AGO | 8.12.2021

What Does a Chuppah Symbolize? A Look at the Jewish Wedding Canopy

Learn about the symbolism of the chuppah, the traditional Jewish wedding canopy, and its place within modern Jewish marriage ceremonies.

474 DAYS AGO | 8.9.2021

The Javanese Siraman Wedding Ritual - An Illustrated Look

An illustrated guide to the Javanese Siraman Ceremony of Central Java, Indonesia. Learn about this traditional custom involving flower water, bathing, and sp...

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Community Articles

234 DAYS AGO | 4.6.2022

AMM’s Pro Officiant Certification Course: You only get one shot to deliver a ...

American Marriage Ministries' Professional Officiant Certification Course offers comprehensive training for first time wedding officiants and industry vetera...

236 DAYS AGO | 4.4.2022

Watch: This Wedding Officiant Offers Relationship Coaching to Help Couples Co...

AMM Minister and wedding officiant Sam Heath describes his work with engaged couples as a premarital and relationship coach in the weeks leading up to the ce...

241 DAYS AGO | 3.30.2022

American Marriage Ministries just ordained our 900,000th minister!

American Marriage Ministries welcomes ordained minister number 900,000! We’re committed to providing legal ordination online and minister credentials valid ...

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