American Marriage Ministries is the only IRS Certified 501c3 Church offering online ordinations to become a wedding minister. Ordination is free and takes only a few minutes.
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As decades pass we are seeing weddings being more inclusive of both partner’s wishes. Some trends are emerging, others are fastly fading, yet what is more surprising is that some strong traditions are being changed, especially in 2021. Such is the tradition of walking down the aisle – but this time, brides are doing itRead More
When we think about it, you might have already witnessed a commitment ceremony without even knowing about it. Indeed, it is that similar! Basically, it is almost the same as a wedding ceremony, with one key difference – it is not legally binding. Simply, giving a commitment for eternal devotion without all the paperwork. TheRead More
Wedding ceremonies are held to announce the inauguration of a new journey full of trust, love, and emotional bonding. In these ceremonies, emotions matter more than any words. This is your wedding, and no, you don’t have to follow a script on your most special day! However, to make the bond more legible and authenticRead More
Getting a chance to officiate a wedding is definitely something to get excited about! Being a person who’s going to make two beautiful people begin another journey is not only a pleasure but a responsibility that needs to be fulfilled appropriately. So, to attend a wedding as an officiant, there are numerous things you wouldRead More
Backyard weddings are as intimate and elite as all other weddings. So, if you are thinking of conducting a soothing wedding with your close friends and family in your backyard, you’re going to need proper wedding ceremony planning! Now, planning such a wedding is definitely a pressure-releasing affair because you won’t have to worry aboutRead More
One of the best things about having your own officiate at a wedding is that together, you can write a truly unique wedding ceremony and order of service totally personalized to you. But, most weddings – even the most creative and out of the box – follow some kind of recognized wedding ceremony template. ThisRead More
Perhaps the most important and exciting aspect of being ordained is that, as the officiate, you will conduct the wedding, just like the conductor of an orchestra. It’s essentially your job to ‘host’ the ceremony – it’s your role to guide the ceremony from introduction through to conclusion and final moments. And the biggest partRead More
Once you’re ordained to officiate a wedding, the most exciting and rewarding part of the experience can begin. Now, you have the incredible honor of officiating friends, family and your community for marriage. But, there are a variety of things you should do to prepare for the wedding ceremony, beyond the ordination itself. Here’s everythingRead More
When it comes to wedding ceremonies, there are very little elements which are mandatory. In fact, one of the greatest things about becoming a wedding officiant is how far you can personalize the ceremony to the couple’s personalities, interests and wants. That being said, one of those official requirements, alongside a legal Declaration ofRead More
Did you know that you can become ordained to be an official wedding officiant, online, right now – all for free? It might sound too good to be true, but it’s not at all. Thanks to American Marriage Ministries, becoming ordained is easier and more achievable than ever. Folks get ordained for lot’s of reasons.Read More
Becoming a minister is an incredibly rewarding and powerful responsibility. But, as life changing as the abilities of the role are, you’d be surprised as to how quickly you can get ordained to become a wedding officiant by applying online. In days gone by, the officiant of the wedding would be a high-ranking memberRead More
The exchanging of wedding rings is one of the most important parts of a marriage ceremony. It’s as traditional a wedding feature as you’ll ever find, and a powerful physical symbol of the couple’s love and commitment to each other which they will remember forever. It is the role of the wedding officiant toRead More
In the unprecedented times of Covid-19, many people planning their weddings in 2021 have found that, while they can go ahead with getting married, gatherings have become intimate with a small handful of guests in attendance, if any at all. But, just as we have found ways to move our interactions to safe, virtual ones,Read More
Becoming a wedding officiant is one of the most rewarding roles you can ever have – and there’s nothing more exciting than being able to personalize a loved one’s wedding by becoming ordained especially for it. In practice, a wedding officiant is the person who leads the wedding ceremony, like the conductor of an orchestra,Read More
The beauty of having your own chosen minister officiate your wedding is that you have the freedom to customize the proceedings as much as you like – especially when it comes to having a non-religious wedding. The script sets out the running order and ‘stage directions’ for the entire ceremony – and with it, yourRead More
Our friends over at American Marriage Ministries have gotten a lot of questions from couples asking about Alabama’s new marriage license requirements. Specifically, folks are wondering about a new rule passed into law last year that seems to eliminate the role of the wedding officiant!? The good news is that Alabama’s new marriage process isRead More
Couples that want to add something special to their wedding ceremony often ask, “can a friend or family member perform the wedding ceremony?” The good news is, that the answer is yes! It’s never been easier to get ordained online, become an official minister, and officiate a legal wedding. And while there are dozens ofRead More
Getting married sounds complicated, but if you strip it down to the simple requirements, it’s actually pretty simple: A wedding only needs three things: you, your partner, and the person who officiates the ceremony and makes it official. This article is for all three of you – couples deciding on who should officiate their wedding,Read More
Here’s what should you keep in mind… Many people have been thinking about their wedding since they were a kid – but sometimes, when it comes to planning your actual wedding day, it can feel like there’s suddenly never enough time to get it done. With proper organization though, getting everything perfectly in place canRead More
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