3 Steps to Officiating Weddings

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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.

Get Registered

Some States require wedding officiants to register before performing marriage. Find out if you need to register as a wedding minister with your local government.

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Learn how to conduct wedding ceremonies with our free wedding training resources. Our educational materials are made for people with no previous wedding experience.

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Who can become a wedding officiant, and what steps do you need to take?

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,

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How to write a non-religious secular wedding ceremony script

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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, your

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No Wedding Officiants in Alabama? Understanding Alabama’s new marriage license requirements

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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 is

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Who can officiate a wedding? Learn the steps required for friends and family to officiate.

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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 of

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How to Get Ordained Online in 5 Easy Steps

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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,

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Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

How far out should you start planning your wedding ceremony?

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 can

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