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67 DAYS AGO | 11.21.2022

Grocery-themed ALDI wedding gives new meaning to ‘walking down the aisle’

A Michigan couple was married in an ALDI store on Nov. 9th, after winning the grocery chain's 'Happily Ever Aldi' contest. The grocery themed wedding ceremon...

67 DAYS AGO | 11.21.2022

How to get married in secret like Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes

The rumors are true: Celebrity couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are secretly married! Learn how to plan a romantic secret wedding like theirs by following ...

71 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2022

Why doesn’t Candace Cameron Bure want a gay Christmas?

Candace Cameron Bure made headlines this week for comments against same-sex marriage, telling The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Great American Family media ...

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Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

Ceremony Planning Articles

42 DAYS AGO | 12.16.2022

How Much Does a Wedding Officiant Cost? (& Should You Tip Them?)

How much does a wedding officiant cost? Learn common rates and fees for different types of officiants and services, including local clergy and professional w...

43 DAYS AGO | 12.15.2022

These Wedding Planning Books Make Great Gifts

Wedding planning books with a focus on the ceremony: These wedding guides make great gifts for a newly engaged couple, your favorite professional wedding off...

44 DAYS AGO | 12.14.2022

Funny Love Poems & Whimsical Wedding Readings for a Ceremony that’s YOU & Tru...

Funny wedding readings and love poems to add to a lighthearted wedding ceremony script, unique wedding vows, or a whimsical rhyming officiant speech. Include...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

323 DAYS AGO | 3.10.2022

Ghost Marriages – When ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ Isn’t Enough

3 modern examples of ghost marriage and the haunting history of marrying the dead, including posthumous marriage in China, France, and the Mormon Church her...

358 DAYS AGO | 2.3.2022

The Twisted History of Valentine’s Day

Curious how America’s most romantic holiday got its start? AMM takes a look back at the bloody and uncertain history of Valentine’s Day, from pagans, Popes, ...

407 DAYS AGO | 12.16.2021

Scientology Weddings: From Intergalactic Spiritual Beings to Exchanging Rings

Take a look inside the Scientologist wedding ceremony, including the unique wedding vows, belief in immortal spiritual life, the ARC triangle and double ring...

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Community Articles

135 DAYS AGO | 9.14.2022

AMM’s Going to Wedding MBA 2022 - See You There!

We’ll see you at Wedding MBA 2022! The team from American Marriage Ministries is attending this year’s November Wedding Pro Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada,...

137 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...

142 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...

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