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Wedding ceremony set up outside, showing white chairs decorated in flowers set up in front of a wedding altar, but there are no people, the chairs are all empty.

22 DAYS AGO | 3.21.2024

Marriages Are Up, Weddings Are Down: What Officiants Should Know About the 20...

What is the 2024 'wedding gap,' and how can a professional officiant build a strong business to meet the needs of couples and families as the wedding industr...

Newlyweds embrace following a surprise wedding ceremony on the beach, surrounded by friends and relatives. Everyone looks very happy, excited, and surprised.

32 DAYS AGO | 3.11.2024

New Officiant Script for a Surprise Wedding Ceremony!

Fun wedding officiant script for a surprise wedding ceremony, officiated by a friend or relative! This nonreligious ceremony begins with a sweet toast, follo...

A young nontraditional couple, newlyweds, on their wedding day, standing outside of the ceremony in leather coats and sunglasses, smiling and looking happy

38 DAYS AGO | 3.5.2024

New script! Atheist Wedding Ceremony with Funny Unity Toast

An atheist wedding ceremony script that celebrates trust, joy, and love as the features of a happy marriage. This officiant script includes a warm welcome to...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

Una ilustración estilizada de manos y el cosmos, con números para simbolizar la numerología de la boda.

15 DAYS AGO | 3.28.2024

Numerología de Bodas: Las Mejores Fechas para Casarse en 2024

¡Las mejores fechas para casarse cada temporada en 2024, según la numerología! La experta numeróloga Rebecca Scolnick ofrece información e inspiración para a...

Young wedding officiant leads the ceremony for two brides during an alternative outdoor wedding ceremony.

16 DAYS AGO | 3.27.2024

What Wedding Planners Wish Wedding Officiants Knew…

5 ways for new and first-time wedding officiants to work best with the wedding planner, including tips on communication, collaboration and who runs the rehea...

A brown leather briefcase sits outside in flowers, a wedding officiant's emergency kit

18 DAYS AGO | 3.25.2024

You’ll NEVER Guess What’s in These Officiants’ Emergency Kits

A few surprising items you’ll find in a wedding officiant emergency kit, for officiants who perform ceremonies in unique and unusual locations.

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Religion and Rituals Articles

149 DAYS AGO | 11.15.2023

Kissing Cousins - The Popularity & Controversy of Cousin Marriage

A quick intro to marriage customs between cousins. Curious if you can marry your first or second cousin, how common this practice is in the US or around the ...

186 DAYS AGO | 10.9.2023

Include a ‘Calavera Literaria’ in Your Day of the Dead Wedding Ceremony

How to write a funny calavera literaria (or calaveras poem) for your Day of the Dead wedding ceremony, and when to include it during the invocation, written ...

211 DAYS AGO | 9.14.2023

Inviting Death Home: Home Funeral Guide Sara Williams on Reconnecting with De...

AMM interviews Celebrant Sara Williams to learn what a home funeral guide does, how Death Cafes change the conversation around death and dying, the role of a...

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Community Articles

A panel of wedding industry experts answer questions during the Officiant Accelerator DC event. They are sitting in wooden chairs on a stage at the front of an ornate historic church building.

23 DAYS AGO | 3.20.2024

Pro Wedding Officiants Give Advice on What to Charge & When to Raise Your Rates

Advice from experts on what to charge as a new or first-time wedding officiant, plus tips on when to raise your raises, how to choose your fees, when to char...

Officiant Norman Graham poses in a stylish purple suit next to a beautiful gazebo decorated with flowers on a spring day. He is smiling toward the camera

28 DAYS AGO | 3.15.2024

10 Tips to Grow a Wedding Officiant Business from Norman Graham of Wed By Norm

Ten tips to start and grow a thriving wedding officiant business from Officiant Norman Graham of Wed By Norm. Learn more about marketing, branding, and adver...

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43 DAYS AGO | 2.29.2024

Officiant Accelerator is in Houston on May 15th! Meet our Expert Speakers...

Calling all Texas wedding officiants! American Marriage Ministries is headed to Houston for a day of officiant-focused education, conversation, and networkin...

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