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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

Information on becoming ordained to perform marriage ceremonies in California
Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information

California Ordination, Marriage License and Ceremony Information

Adapted from information provided by the State of California Department of Public Health, this article covers the most common situations involving the state's marriage laws, and some of the complexities as well. And if you are interested in becoming ordained as a wedding officiant to perform marriage ceremonies in California -- a very uncomplicated process… Continue reading California Ordination, Marriage License and Ceremony Information

Information on performing marriage ceremonies in New York
Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information, Wedding Plans

State of the Union: Serving As A Wedding Officiant In New York

This article is part of a series for ministers on performing marriage ceremonies in the United States and elsewhere. In this article, we focus on New York State, as well as New York City, which has its own specific set of rules and regulations. We often hear from ministers and officiants that are concerned about the… Continue reading State of the Union: Serving As A Wedding Officiant In New York

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