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56 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,...

Two wedding rings are placed on an open Bible, symbolizing religious Christian marriage.

77 DAYS AGO | 12.13.2023

Missouri Lawmakers (Still) Want To Bring Covenant Marriage to the State

Learn about renewed efforts by Missouri legislators to create legal provisions for covenant marriages in 2024, plus a brief look at what covenant marriage is...

Collaged image shows the promotional poster for Officiant Accelerator Nashville, and headshots of the guest speakers, Bethel Nathan, Jimmie Berguin, Cherise Klosner

78 DAYS AGO | 12.12.2023

AMM’s Officiant Accelerator is headed to Nashville, Tennessee!

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

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Ceremony Planning Articles

Two brides exchange rings while a rabbi reads a blessing from the ceremony script during a happy outdoor Jewish wedding

27 DAYS AGO | 2.1.2024

5 Jewish Wedding Traditions & What to Expect, for Couples, Officiants, & Guests

Learn about 5 Jewish wedding traditions that are commonly included in traditional, modern, and interfaith Jewish weddings – from ketubah signing, to the mean...

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29 DAYS AGO | 1.30.2024

Lenny Kravitz Might ‘Wing’ His Wedding Toast, But You’d Better Not

Unless you’re a rock ‘n’ roll legend who’s mastered the impromptu red carpet interview like Lenny Kravitz, it’s best to prepare and practice your wedding toa...

A young wedding officiant minister performs a vow renewal ceremony for a senior couple dressed in beautiful formal suit and dress. They are in a brightly lit church with warm cream and gold accents.

34 DAYS AGO | 1.25.2024

10 Unity Ritual Ideas for Your Vow Renewal Ceremony

Add a sweet unity ritual to your vow renewal ceremony with inspiration from these 10 examples: From a classic candle lighting or unity toast, to a fun-loving...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

272 DAYS AGO | 6.1.2023

What Happens at a Satanic Wedding? Info for Guests & Officiants

Curious what to expect when asked to attend or officiate a Satanic wedding ceremony? Learn what happens at a Satanic wedding, where Satanic weddings are held...

358 DAYS AGO | 3.7.2023

Matelotage : Gay Marriage Among Pirates or Just a Business Partnership?

Learn about matelotage, which many believe to be an early form of gay marriage honored among pirates of the 1700s and 1800s. These legal civil unions bound t...

407 DAYS AGO | 1.17.2023

A Short History of the Marriage License & Common Law Marriages

Learn about the history of the marriage license and common law marriage in the U.S., from ancient rituals like handfasting, through the Middle Ages, to moder...

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Community Articles

Collaged image shows the promotional poster for Officiant Accelerator Nashville, and headshots of the guest speakers, Bethel Nathan, Jimmie Berguin, Cherise Klosner

78 DAYS AGO | 12.12.2023

AMM’s Officiant Accelerator is headed to Nashville, Tennessee!

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

91 DAYS AGO | 11.29.2023

Countdown to Epic '123123' Wedding Date: Numerologist Rebecca Scolnick Shares...

Prepare for an unforgettable ‘123123’ New Year’s Eve wedding or elopement with advice from expert numerologist Rebecca Scolnick, author of The Witch's Book ...

103 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2023

Creating ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Weddings & Lasting Marriages with Rev....

Meet Rev. Dr. Samora Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies in NYC, an experienced wedding officiant specializing in interfaith and ‘spiritual but not religious’ ...

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