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None and Done? Here's Why You Should Believe Your Significant Other When They Say They Don't Want Kids

Bitchless Bride | Posted 03.22.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Although I can't relate to not wanting kids, I can relate to resenting trying to be forced into something I know I don't want. So, if your significant other is telling you that he (or she) doesn't want kids, and this is a deal breaker for you, then listen.

How To Officiate Your Best Friend's Wedding

Quora | Posted 02.08.2017 | Weddings

How Should I Prepare To Officiate My Friends' Wedding? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

How To Avoid The Dreaded 'Ugly Cry' At Your Wedding

Camille Abbott | Posted 11.09.2016 | Weddings
Camille Abbott

We've all seen the photos; black rivers of mascara streaming down the bride's cheeks while her groom is gulping for air like a fish out of water. It's not the most elegant look. It's also one of the most common concerns that my wedding couples have about their wedding ceremony; "how do I stop myself from ugly crying?"

9 Heartfelt Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony

JP Reynolds | Posted 08.10.2016 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

Remember: people go to a ceremony hoping that it won't be too long or too boring. A personalized ceremony allows people to feel rooted and renewed and refreshed. It's all about providing people the opportunity to give you that big, tight "hug" -- and so bless, and confirm your union!

9 Secrets to Finding the Right Wedding Officiant

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 12.08.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

To create the right kind of wedding you have to select the right officiant--or officiants--but you need to have a clear understanding about what to expect in your work together.

This Heart Transplant Recipient Did Something Very Special For Donor's Sister

Posted 04.02.2014 | Weddings

A few years ago, James Murphy's health was deteriorating -- he was in and out of the hospital, dealing with a number of strokes and a heart that was o...

How To Conduct A Wedding Ceremony For Your Pet (Seriously)

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Some people may believe it ridiculous to even think about having a ceremony for pets, but I think pet nuptials can be meaningful as long as they are officiated with love.

Can a Wiccan Marry an Atheist?

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

The core of the ceremony can be a celebration of a couple's relationship and of love. From there they can be creative and seek ways to include elements of spirituality that are pleasing to all and offensive to none.

How To Decide What Type Of Wedding Ceremony Is Right For You

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 02.08.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Finding your personal style is a matter of deciding the type of ceremony most suited to you, and getting a sense of which rituals, blessings, prayers, readings, and cultural or religious aspects are personally meaningful.

Why You Should Be Wary Of Choosing A Friend To Officiate Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Just remember that while you are celebrating a marriage, there should be a certain solemnity to the occasion as well. Save the goofing for the reception... it makes for better memories that way.

What Is a Wedding Officiant

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

A wedding officiant is the person who leads your wedding ceremony. They must be legally recognized to do so by the state in which your wedding takes place.

3 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Glamour | Posted 11.30.2013 | Weddings

Since the whole point of the wedding is the getting married part, it's important to consider who'll be doing the marrying -- and to ensure that the marriage will be legal.

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Ask A Friend Or Family Member To Officiate Your Wedding

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Your wedding ceremony is what your wedding day is all about. Give it the respect and attention it deserves as an expression of what crossing this threshold together really means to you.

10 Conversations You Must Have With Your Officiant

JP Reynolds | Posted 08.21.2013 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

Here's a list of ten questions that you can use as a springboard for conversation that will let you gain insight into the person who may share with you one of the most intimate moments in your life as a couple -- the moment you exchange vows!

By the Power Vested in Me

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings
Liz Neumark

What does one say when officiating a marriage ceremony? I would not evoke a religious theme, or talk about the sanctity of marriage. I woke a few nights before the wedding feeling inspired -- I would speak from experience, sharing with the intimate group of gathered guests the many reasons "we" marry.

You'll Never Believe Who's Officiating Her Wedding

Posted 04.08.2013 | Weddings

We already knew that Blake Shelton will be singing at Kelly Clarkson's upcoming wedding -- now, it turns out he's also performing the ceremony! Cla...

Officiating A Wedding When You Don't Believe In Marriage | Posted 03.18.2013 | Weddings

If you had asked me several months ago what I thought about marriage, I would have said, “I don’t think about marriage.”...

The Best Wedding Gift You Can Give To Your Friends

David Henry Gerson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Weddings
David Henry Gerson

Standing on a bright blue carpet, my indigo blue Berber scarf indicating some modicum of holiness, and my brown pin stripe suit indicating something like sanctimoniousness, I place one hand on my friend Nick's shoulder and the other on my friend Sophie's.

Emma Stone Spotted At The Altar

Posted 11.14.2012 | Weddings

Emma Stone: actress, model... minister? The movie star officiated the wedding between her publicist, Holly Shakoor, and "Gangster Squad" director R...

Why A Celebrant Might Be The Best Officiant For You

Posted 05.04.2012 | Weddings

Wondering how to choose a celebrant to officiate your wedding? Here's what you need to know, from planning expert Bernadette Coveney Smith, owner of 1...

How To Choose The Best Officiant For Your Same-Sex Wedding

Posted 05.01.2012 | Weddings

Wondering how to choose the best officiant for your gay or lesbian wedding ceremony? Here's what you need to know, from same-sex wedding expert and pi...

Why You Should Include A Hand Blessing In Your Ceremony

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 06.24.2012 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Here's how it works: You and your beloved face each other. First join your right palms and then your left palms. This forms an infinity symbol with your hands, which symbolizes a love that will go on forever.

How NOT To Hire A Wack-Job Wedding Officiant

Sharon Naylor | Posted 03.06.2012 | Weddings
Sharon Naylor

Here are the top ways to fully investigate the officiant who will lead your wedding, and make it everything you want... with no surprises.

Want Your Friend To Officiate Your Wedding? Read This First

Bernadette Coveney Smith | Posted 02.18.2012 | Weddings
Bernadette Coveney Smith

I work with mostly same-sex couples and I've had a bunch of them express interest in being married by a friend or family member rather than be declared legally married by a stranger.

Decisions, Decisions

Cailin Goldberg-Meehan | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Cailin Goldberg-Meehan

I am not a girl who lost sleep fantasizing about her hypothetical wedding. But at five years in, I was positively rash. But I am a sucker for ceremony and thought the planning would be fun.