Author Archives: Lewis King

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What does a basic wedding ceremony template look like?

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. This makes the ceremony make sense …


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How to write a Christian wedding ceremony script

Category : Officiating

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 part of conducting the wedding? The …


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How to get ready to officiate a wedding

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 everything you need to know to …


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How to apply for and fill out a marriage license for couples and wedding officiants

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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 of Intent, is having a marriage …


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How much does online ordination cost, and is free online ordination legitimate?

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. But for most, they become …


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How long does it take to get ordained online, and what is an internet church?

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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 member of the community, such as …


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How does the ring exchange part of the wedding ceremony work?

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Category : Officiating

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 to lead this element of the …


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3 tips for live streaming a wedding ceremony in 2021

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, so too have our special …


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

Category : Officiating

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, or an emcee. Legally, the …


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How to write a non-religious secular wedding ceremony script

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 ordained minister can guide the …