Having the talk: How to tell a compelling story during your wedding ceremony

Telling your story is the key to creating a memorable wedding ceremony, but many couples struggle to translate their love and shared experiences into words. You might be one of them. To help couples, American Marriage Ministries (AMM) has expanded its online tools to make this task a meaningful yet easy part of wedding preparation.

Can my friend get ordained to officiant our same-sex wedding?

"My girlfriend and I are getting married in November 2018. We want our friend to get ordained so that he may marry us. What are the steps for same-sex couples getting married?"

There are two considerations for online ordination when having a friend officiate your same-sex wedding: that the online ordination website allows same-sex ceremonies and that online ordination is considered legal in your state/city/county. Let's look at both issues…

15 ultra chic & stylish wedding programs that will WOW your guests

Look, wedding programs are totally not required. But if you're looking for a way to showcase your ceremony, wedding party, family members, or cultural/geeky/family traditions in an understandable way, programs are rad. Plus, they're a super frame-able memento for your happy-sappy heart. This is especially so when they look as shimmery, dreamy, and chic as these stylish wedding programs do.

Some have foil, some are watercolor-y, and some are just plain gorgeous. Plus, y'all know there are FULL suites of invites, save-the-dates, menus, placecards, and wedding websites to match these bad boys.

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Just wait until you see the chemistry unity ceremony at this stunning wedding in Georgia

Brittany and Matthew’s wedding at The Engine Room in Georgia had some seriously rad elements including an electric car for the ring bearer, a 3D-printed rose gold wedding band, geometric and metallic decor elements mixed with chiffon in an industrial space, and a homemade photo booth. But their glowing science experiment unity ceremony stole the show for us. So much of it was DIYed because the pair is super crafty. So it made total sense to craft up a unity ceremony, too.