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196 DAYS AGO | 10.5.2023

6 Fun Kids Books About Same-Sex Marriage & LGBTQ+ Families

Six of our favorite colorful children’s books about same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ families. These kids books introduce the concepts of same-gender relationshi...

198 DAYS AGO | 10.3.2023

Marriage Equality for Disabled Adults: AMM talks to DREDF about the Best Ways...

American Marriage Ministries (AMM) interviews the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) about upcoming legislation to establish marriage equal...

199 DAYS AGO | 10.2.2023

5 Nontraditional Wedding Ideas from Reality TV Stars Caelynn Miller-Keyes & D...

Need some inspiration for a nontraditional wedding ceremony? Try one of these 5 unique ideas from Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert intimate and fun fall...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

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118 DAYS AGO | 12.22.2023

AMM’s Most Popular Articles of 2023: Current Wedding Trends and Classic Content

The most popular topics on AMM's American Weddings this year: The wedding trends that shaped 2023, with inspiration for 2024 and years to come! Including lov...

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118 DAYS AGO | 12.22.2023

AMM’s Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Scripts of 2023

The most popular wedding ceremony scripts for officiants and couples this year, including a few surprising new trends and unity rituals: Lighthearted and fun...

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120 DAYS AGO | 12.20.2023

Signing a Marriage License During the Wedding Ceremony - Tips for Officiants ...

Everything you need to know to include signing the marriage license in a wedding ceremony as a low-stress and unique unity ritual. Ask your officiant to sign...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

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720 DAYS AGO | 4.29.2022

How to Perform a Unity Candle Ceremony (for Wedding Officiants)

Want to plan or perform a unity candle ceremony for your wedding? Learn about supplies, how to set up the table, what to say and do, and considerations for a...

744 DAYS AGO | 4.5.2022

The Wedding Bouquet Toss: What it Means (and What to Avoid)

Learn the symbolism and meaning that have made the wedding bouquet toss one of the most popular wedding traditions for centuries, including the custom's Engl...

770 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...

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Community Articles

234 DAYS AGO | 8.28.2023

The Wedding MBA 2023 lineup looks like one of the best yet!

Attn wedding vendors: Wedding MBA 2023 is coming soon, and we can't wait to see these expert speakers! American Marriage Ministries will be sponsoring the We...

238 DAYS AGO | 8.24.2023

Adam Sank on Officiating Funny Weddings, Marriage Equality, & Nudity at the A...

Comedian and licensed NYC wedding officiant Adam Sank brings heartwarming humor to the altar with comedy themed weddings: Adam talks about how to write a fun...

258 DAYS AGO | 8.4.2023

The Anonymous Officiant: TOP SECRET Superstar Wedding Ceremony

This secret celebrity wedding ceremony was a total surprise, but after the wedding officiant caught their breath it was an instant hit! Get the full story in...

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