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87 DAYS AGO | 7.6.2022

Mormon sealing ceremony saved by blockchain technology

A Utah couple’s Latter-day Saints temple wedding and sealing ceremony was saved with the help of blockchain technology and Utah County’s digital marriage lic...

88 DAYS AGO | 7.5.2022

The Threat to Same-Sex Marriage in a Post-Roe World

Update on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade and what it might mean for the future of Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage, and other rig...

92 DAYS AGO | 7.1.2022

Important changes to WI marriage license laws effective July 1, 2022

Updates for couples and wedding officiants on how to apply for, use, and return a marriage license in Wisconsin beginning July 1, 2022, including important i...

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Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

Ceremony Planning Articles

57 DAYS AGO | 8.5.2022

How to Get Married in Maryland - Planning a wedding in The Free State

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

58 DAYS AGO | 8.4.2022

A Simple Wedding Script to Use When a Friend Officiates Your Ceremony

This ‘Friend Officiating’ wedding script template makes it easy for a couple and their friend officiant to write a custom ceremony. Just fill in the blanks w...

64 DAYS AGO | 7.29.2022

What to Pack in an Officiant’s Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Learn what to pack in a wedding officiant’s day of wedding emergency kit – from a backup wedding ceremony script, to tissues, stain remover, antacids, and ex...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

359 DAYS AGO | 10.7.2021

Viking Weddings: Magic, Swords, Runes, Ritual Sacrifice, and More

Learn about Viking wedding traditions, including wedding swords, blot rituals, Norse runes and spell casting, handfasting, cleansing rituals, what to wear, h...

361 DAYS AGO | 10.5.2021

Will the Mormon Church approve same sex marriages?

The Mormon Church opposes same-sex marriage, but a rising number of LGBT + members, including vocal Millennial and Gen Z members, could change that. A summar...

362 DAYS AGO | 10.4.2021

Kick Your Wedding Off with a Toast: A Wine Blending Ceremony Sample Script

Add a wine blending unity ritual to your wedding ceremony with inspiration from this personalized script, from AMM Minister Max Dovala. This script was used ...

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Community Articles

149 DAYS AGO | 5.5.2022

Listen to Full Wedding Ceremony Scripts on AMM’s SoundCloud

Listen to a professional wedding officiant perform our most popular wedding ceremony scripts, and practice your own personal delivery style before the weddin...

157 DAYS AGO | 4.27.2022

Heard the News? Introducing AMM Audio Articles!

Want wedding officiant tips and fresh wedding ideas and inspo on the go? Now introducing AMM Audio Articles. All of American Marriage Ministries’ best minist...

178 DAYS AGO | 4.6.2022

AMM’s Pro Officiant Certification Course: You only get one shot to deliver a ...

American Marriage Ministries' Professional Officiant Certification Course offers comprehensive training for first time wedding officiants and industry vetera...

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