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95 DAYS AGO | 1.8.2024

Proposed Changes to Marriage Laws in 2024: Marriage Legislation to Watch in Y...

Learn about potential changes to marriage laws in your state in 2024, including proposed legislation in New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, Missouri, Virginia, U...

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100 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.

121 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...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

Bride links arms with her father as he walks her down the aisle on her wedding day. It's sunny and they are outdoors, they look very happy.

49 DAYS AGO | 2.23.2024

Include Dads & Father-Figures in a Wedding Ceremony With These Sweet Ideas

Sweet ways to include a father, grandfather, step-dad or father-figure in your wedding ceremony, including suggestions to honor the memory of a deceased fath...

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50 DAYS AGO | 2.22.2024

Add a Quirky Egg Blessing to Your Easter Wedding & Give Kids Something Fun to...

Plan an offbeat Easter wedding with a fun egg blessing ceremony! It’s a great way to include friends and relatives in your wedding, with an epic egg hunt aft...

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51 DAYS AGO | 2.21.2024

Easter Wedding Ideas Inspired by Traditional Polish Kashubian ‘Jastrë’ Ceremo...

Plan a unique Easter wedding ceremony with inspiration from traditional Polish Kashubian ‘Jastre’ Ceremonies! 5 ideas that are perfect for multicultural or P...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

521 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...

575 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...

578 DAYS AGO | 9.12.2022

Wedding Smudge Stick Recipe - Sage, Sweetgrass, and Lavender

Use this simple recipe to make a sweet-smelling protective wedding smudge stick for your wedding’s smudging ceremony. This sacred combination of sage, sweetg...

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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

122 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...

135 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 ...

147 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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