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38 DAYS AGO | 10.24.2022

American Marriage Ministries Passes One Million Ministers Ordained Online

It's official: American Marriage Ministries has ordained over one million ministers! AMM's free online ordination is open to people of all faiths and backgro...

42 DAYS AGO | 10.20.2022

NJ DCR launches initiative to protect marriage equality after 5 towns violate...

N.J. Attorney General announces Division on Civil Rights Marriage Equality enforcement initiative to protect the rights of same-sex, nonbinary, and other LGB...

45 DAYS AGO | 10.17.2022

Remote marriage licenses now available in Tarrant County, TX

Learn about recent changes to the marriage license application process in Tarrant County, Texas! Couples in Fort Worth, Arlington, and other cities and munic...

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Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

Ceremony Planning Articles

17 DAYS AGO | 11.14.2022

FAQs About the Unity Candle Ceremony, Including When, How, Who, Where, and Why!

All your questions about the wedding unity candle ceremony, answered: When to light the candle (before or after rings and vows), who lights the unity candle,...

22 DAYS AGO | 11.9.2022

Dalai Lama Quotes on Love & Happiness for Your Wedding Ceremony Script

Quotes on love & happiness from The Dalai Lama to personalize any wedding ceremony script. Use in the invocation, wedding officiant’s blessing, vows, or as a...

23 DAYS AGO | 11.8.2022

A Simple Guide to Nikah Traditions & Muslim Wedding Words

A simple introduction to popular Nikah traditions and words you're likely to hear when planning or attending a Muslim wedding ceremony for the first time, in...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

136 DAYS AGO | 7.18.2022

How to Include the Wedding Lasso Tradition in Your Ceremony

Learn about this beautiful unity ceremony, traditionally part of Hispanic and Filipino Catholic wedding ceremonies. The wedding lasso, or ‘el lazo de boda,’ ...

143 DAYS AGO | 7.11.2022

Greek Orthodox Weddings: From Koumbaroi to Holy Crowns and the Common Cup

Learn about Greek Orthodox Weddings ritual and traditions, from the stefana wedding crown ceremony, to blessings in threes, unique prayers and psalms, Koumba...

183 DAYS AGO | 6.1.2022

What is a Nikah Ceremony? Intro to the Muslim Marriage Ceremony

Learn about the Muslim marriage ceremony tradition - the nikkah or nikah ceremony – and how this traditional religious Islamic wedding custom compares to the...

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Community Articles

80 DAYS AGO | 9.12.2022

Where should you get ordained online? Try American Marriage Ministries.

Deciding where to become an ordained minister online can be a tough choice, or an easy one, depending on what you’re looking for. If you’re seeking ordinatio...

85 DAYS AGO | 9.7.2022

Advice for Officiants: All About Wedding Ceremony Rehearsals

If you're a first-time wedding officiant, or a friend or relative asked to officiate, you may not be sure what to expect at a wedding ceremony rehearsal... Y...

93 DAYS AGO | 8.30.2022

A Photographer’s Path to Becoming a Wedding Officiant & Advocate

AMM-ordained Lori Prashker-Thomas made the leap from events photographer to wedding officiant when two friends in Salt Lake City, Utah, asked her to officiat...

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