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American Marriage for All

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The Universal Life Church has a remarkably simple mission: to support religious freedom and advocate for good around the world. The ULC is one of several American marriage ministries that exist as non-profit interfaith and non-denominational churches dedicated to preserving … Continue reading

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How to Fill Out a Marriage License

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So you want to perform a wedding ceremony? As a minister, even a minister ordained online, it is your job as the wedding officiant to complete the couple’s marriage certificate. While it may seem slightly intimidating to file such important … Continue reading

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United States of … Crazy Wedding Laws?

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So you have everything in place for your wedding, and look forward to a lifetime of bliss. However, there are quite a few states that have some weird wedding laws (or at least laws to consider when planning a wedding) in … Continue reading

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It’s Your First Ceremony – Make Sure It is A Great One

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So you have just received your official ordination and you are preparing to officiate your first ceremony. You may be a little nervous, but not to worry, even the most seasoned veterans get “cold feet”… just like the bride and … Continue reading

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Perform a Wedding Series: Pronouncement of Marriage

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About the Pronouncement of Marriage The pronouncement of marriage is perhaps the single most important thing you will do every time you perform a wedding in that it introduces the couple as man and wife (or some variation thereof) for … Continue reading

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Perform a Wedding Series: Exchange of Wedding Rings

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About the Exchange of Wedding Rings It is traditional in Western cultures for the couple to exchange wedding rings during their wedding ceremony. The ring is placed on the fourth finger or “ring finger” of the left hand of both … Continue reading

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Perform a Wedding Series: Wedding Vows

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About Wedding Vows Wedding vows, also known as marriage vows, are promises couples make to one another during their wedding ceremony about loving and honoring their new spouse. Wedding vows traditionally include three components: Acknowledgement of their new relationship with … Continue reading

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Perform a Wedding Series: Greeting, Readings, and Prayers

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About the Greeting, Readings, and Prayers After the guests have been seated in the wedding space and the processional is complete, the wedding officiant begins to perform the wedding ceremony by welcoming those assembled and reminding them why they are … Continue reading

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