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officiant

This meet-cute story turned galaxy wedding is truly our moon and stars

Officiating weddings for friends? Don’t make this easy mistake

Over the years, we’ve shared all sorts of advice for how to officiate a friend’s wedding, but if you’re someone who friend officiates multiple weddings, here’s one mistake you DON’T want to make…

How to officiate a wedding – complete with 10 wedding scripts!

So you’ve been asked to officiate a friend’s wedding. Congratulations! Even if you’re someone used to exciting things happening all over the universe, someone like, say, Darth Vader — that’s still pretty excited! That said, unless you’ve done this before, you’re probably a little overwhelmed… never fear! We’ve got step by step advice for how to officiate a friend’s wedding — complete with links to TONS of wedding ceremony scripts.

How can I get married during this pandemic?

We got this email from a reader recently: “For personal and legal reasons, we want to get married right now… but how can we get legally married during this pandemic?!”

This is a simple question, with a complicated answer… and it’s going to depend a LOT on where you exactly are, and where you can get to.

A Blessing On Your House: Decoding weird wedding language with a queer Christian minister

Words have histories, and the words that go along with wedding ceremonies have millennia of symbolism behind them.

But those of us with a progressive or non-traditionalist streak sometimes wrestle with those ancient meanings as we seek to queer our rituals and find words that reflect the humanity-uplifting equal partnerships we want to build…

You've got to see NYC's first and only after-hours walk-in wedding chapel (like Vegas without the Elvis!)

You’ve got to see NYC’s first and only after-hours walk-in wedding chapel (like Vegas without the Elvis!)

Y’all know we love a fun and campy Vegas elopement. But if you’re elsewhere, say, on the East Coast or in New York City, it’s a long haul over to Vegas for that amazing elopement. But fear not! One of our most fabulous and charismatic wedding officiants, DonnaMarie SanSevero aka The Reverend D, has created the perfect New York after-hours walk-in wedding chapel. And it’s amazing…

If you're an online-ordained officiant in Tennessee, you may not be anymore

If you’re an online-ordained officiant in Tennessee, you may not be anymore

If you’re an officiant in Tennessee who was ordained online, you may not legally be able to officiate weddings anymore. Here’s the scoop: as of July 1, 2019, the Tennessee Legislature has put forth HB0213 which will strip the rights of online-ordained officiants from performing weddings. But fear not, one of our amazing vendor partners, American Marriage Ministries (AMM), is going on a tour of six Tennessee cities and towns to re-ordain their ministers.