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92 DAYS AGO | 7.1.2022

Apply for a Vermont marriage license in any county in the state, regardless o...

Beginning July 1, couples planning a wedding in Vermont can apply for a marriage license in any county in the state, regardless of their state or county of r...

93 DAYS AGO | 6.30.2022

New script! A Traditional Baptist Wedding Ceremony

New wedding script! A traditional Baptist wedding ceremony outline with Bible readings from John and Genesis, a moving invocation on the covenant of marriage...

94 DAYS AGO | 6.29.2022

AMM’s 2022 Yearbook! American Weddings Year in Review

A look back at the AMM Ministers, wedding officiants and celebrants, engaged couples, and other professionals who contributed their time and ceremony experti...

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Asked to Officiate a Wedding?

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

Ceremony Planning Articles

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...

67 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...

71 DAYS AGO | 7.22.2022

How to Get Married in Arizona - Planning a Wedding in The Grand Canyon State

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

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Religion and Rituals Articles

366 DAYS AGO | 9.30.2021

Add Magic to Your Second Ceremony with a ‘Year and a Day’ Handfasting

Combine the magic of the Celtic Year and a Day handfasting ritual with your sequel wedding or second ceremony! With links to wedding ceremony scripts, Pagan ...

373 DAYS AGO | 9.23.2021

Italian Wedding Traditions - From Warding Off the Evil Eye at Your Ceremony t...

Include one of these 14 Italian wedding traditions and superstitions in your marriage ceremony or reception! From warding off the evil eye and other supersti...

407 DAYS AGO | 8.20.2021

Historic Groome Church splits from UMC over LGBTQ marriage and ordination

Delaware’s Groome Church leaves United Methodist Church over the denomination’s discrimination toward LGBTQ+ individuals, and UMC’s ban of same-sex marriage ...

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Community Articles

180 DAYS AGO | 4.4.2022

Watch: This Wedding Officiant Offers Relationship Coaching to Help Couples Co...

AMM Minister and wedding officiant Sam Heath describes his work with engaged couples as a premarital and relationship coach in the weeks leading up to the ce...

185 DAYS AGO | 3.30.2022

American Marriage Ministries just ordained our 900,000th minister!

American Marriage Ministries welcomes ordained minister number 900,000! We’re committed to providing legal ordination online and minister credentials valid ...

192 DAYS AGO | 3.23.2022

Watch: Samuel Heath Describes Being Asked to Officiate a Wedding for the Firs...

Video: Minister Sam Heath describes the first time he was asked to officiate a wedding for a same gender, same-sex couple in Georgia that lead to his ordinat...

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