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177 DAYS AGO | 10.25.2023

NASCAR Wedding! Couple Gets Hitched in 10 Second Pit Stop Ceremony

Newlyweds Tori Lindsay and Nick Brendel were married during driver Kevin Harvick's 10-second pitstop at the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race in...

183 DAYS AGO | 10.19.2023

Are You a First-Time Wedding Officiant in Search of a Mentor to Show You How ...

This nationwide wedding officiant training course is a modern approach to mentorship that works! New and first time officiants learn from experienced profess...

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185 DAYS AGO | 10.17.2023

Can You Get a Marriage License During a Government Shutdown?

Can you still get a marriage license during a government shutdown? Can AMM Ministers still officiate a wedding ceremony during a federal shutdown? We cover e...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

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87 DAYS AGO | 1.23.2024

Is Your Valentine’s Day Wedding Doomed? Numerology Says ‘Maybe?’

According to numerology, this Valentine’s Day might be the worst day of the year to get married! Find out why it’s so unlucky, what to expect if you've alrea...

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101 DAYS AGO | 1.9.2024

Can an AI Avatar or Chatbot Officiate a Wedding?

Can an AI Avatar or Chatbot Legally Officiate a Wedding Ceremony? Learn who (and what) can serve as a legal officiant for your marriage ceremony, including w...

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106 DAYS AGO | 1.4.2024

Wedding Numerology: The Best Dates to Get Married in 2024

The best wedding dates for every season in 2024, according to numerology! Expert numerologist Rebecca Scolnick offers insight and inspiration to help you cho...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

633 DAYS AGO | 7.26.2022

Eastern Orthodox Wedding Ceremony Traditions & Symbolism

Learn about unique Eastern Orthodox wedding traditions and the meaning of these ancient symbolic rituals, with a detailed description of the traditional Orth...

641 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,’ ...

648 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...

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Community Articles

212 DAYS AGO | 9.20.2023

How Filmmaker Nico Raineau Fell in Love with Writing Wedding Ceremonies

Award-winning filmmaker and one-of-a-kind wedding officiant Nico Raineau is in the business of telling love stories. His officiant business RomCom Weddings t...

227 DAYS AGO | 9.5.2023

The Anonymous Officiant: Moving Past a Wedding Day Mistake

This first-time wedding officiant didn't let a mistake at the altar stop them from pursuing their calling to officiate marriage. Get the full story -- plus a...

233 DAYS AGO | 8.30.2023

From Wedding Officiant to Crime Novelist – Helen Bradley’s New Chapter

In addition to officiating with Savannah Simple Weddings, Wedding Officiant Helen P. Bradley is also a successful novelist! Her debut novel, Breach of Trust,...

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