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65 DAYS AGO | 7.28.2022

July 2022 Marriage Legislation Roundup: Proposed & Passed legislation impacti...

A look at important proposed and recently passed marriage legislation in states across the U.S., including bills to end child marriage, codify same-sex and i...

66 DAYS AGO | 7.27.2022

New Script! A Forest Themed Elopement Ceremony with Ring Warming Unity Ritual

New forest theme wedding script! Ideal for nature lovers who plan to marry in an outdoor elopement or wedding ceremony, in a forest or woodland setting, in a...

68 DAYS AGO | 7.25.2022

From Volunteer Marriage Commissioner to AMM Minister: How a San Francisco wed...

AMM Minister Dyanna Volek got her start marrying people as a volunteer Marriage Commissioner at San Francisco City Hall. But when COVID caused shutdowns and ...

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Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

Ceremony Planning Articles

43 DAYS AGO | 8.19.2022

Catholic Wedding Readings for Your Ceremony (& How to Include Them)

Choose from these common Catholic wedding readings to personalize your religious wedding ceremony script. These scripture readings taken from the Old & New T...

45 DAYS AGO | 8.17.2022

Bennifer planned a Sequel Wedding! Maybe you should, too.

Get sequel wedding inspiration from Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s upcoming second wedding ceremony and celebration! The celebrity couple are expected to g...

50 DAYS AGO | 8.12.2022

How to Get Married in Florida - Planning a Wedding in The Sunshine State

A step-by-step guide to help you plan a wedding and get married in Florida - including how to find a wedding officiant, choose the best wedding venue, plan y...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

313 DAYS AGO | 11.22.2021

‘Naming Ceremonies’ at Any Stage of Life: How Celebrants Create Space for Aut...

Learn about the Naming Ceremony tradition for adults at any stage of life, and how Celebrants and Officiants create space for authentic identity through this...

325 DAYS AGO | 11.10.2021

Nobel Prize winner Malala gets married! Plus a look at the Nikah Ceremony

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala married Asser Malik this week. See photos from the couple’s wedding and learn about the Muslim Nikah (nikkah) ceremony and Is...

331 DAYS AGO | 11.4.2021

Signing the Ketubah - All About the Jewish Wedding Contract

Learn about the ketubah signing ceremony, traditional and modern Jewish wedding contracts, how ketubah reading takes the place of wedding vows, options for m...

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Community Articles

107 DAYS AGO | 6.16.2022

Meditation for Ministers: Align Your Chakras for Wedding Season (and Beyond)

Marriage Ministers & Wedding Officiants: Use these meditation techniques to align your chakras in time for wedding season! Chakra work can help you lower anx...

109 DAYS AGO | 6.14.2022

Good news for online-ordained ministers in Tennessee as ongoing lawsuit conti...

The most recent update from American Marriage Ministries on the fight against Tennessee's discriminatory anti-online ordination law SB 1377 / HB 0213. With i...

113 DAYS AGO | 6.10.2022

What Does it Mean to be an Ordained Minister?

Learn the definition and meaning of ordination, how people get ordained with different denominations and churches, and the rights of ministers and other cler...

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