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Marriage Ceremonies, Officiant Information, Officiant Training, Ordination Information

Sage Advice For The First-Time Wedding Officiant

We received an inquiry this week from a minister who was getting ready to perform her very first marriage ceremony this coming weekend. Getting asked to perform a wedding for the first time progresses very quickly from "Sure, I'll do it!" to "Yipes, what do I actually do?" First Things First Here is the million-dollar… Continue reading Sage Advice For The First-Time Wedding Officiant

Can a ship's captain perform your marriage ceremony
Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information, Wedding Plans

Can A Ship Captain Perform A Marriage Ceremony?

There are certain questions we receive day in and day out, generally about whether a ceremonial minister who lives in one state (let's say Texas) can legally perform a wedding in another state (let's say Hawaii*), but one that pops up occasionally is also one that can be quite perplexing. So ... can a ship's… Continue reading Can A Ship Captain Perform A Marriage Ceremony?

Become ordained as a life celebrations minister for weddings, baby blessings and other ceremonies
Officiant Information, Ordination Information, Wedding Plans

Making Beautiful Music … and Marriages, Too

We've heard and read countless stories over the years about wedding ministers that failed to show up for the ceremony. Not just late, but not at all! For a bridal couple that has gone through months and months of planning for their perfect ceremony -- having chosen the venue, the wedding dress, written their vows… Continue reading Making Beautiful Music … and Marriages, Too