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Performing the Sand Ceremony – A Step-by-Step Guide for Ministers

Performing the Sand Ceremony – A Step-by-Step Guide for Ministers

90% of the sand ceremonies performed at weddings look lame and awkward.   A sand ceremony should be sweet, beautiful and satisfying when performed correctly.  But they almost never are because the minister or officiant doesn't know what they're doing. So let me be...

Day of the Wedding – Checklist for Ministers

Day of the Wedding – Checklist for Ministers

Its 30 minutes before the ceremony. You're parked outside the wedding venue. As you walk towards the entrance, your stomach knots up a little.  You're about to stand in front of 200 people with cameras rolling.  You've read the script over.  You feel ready.  But...

How Long Does it Take to Become an Ordained Minister?

How Long Does it Take to Become an Ordained Minister?

It takes 3 or 4 minutes to become an ordained minister.   I'm specifically referring to how long it takes to become an ordained minister online.   If, only the other hand, you are referring to getting a Master of Divinity or Theological Studies from a seminary, you...

Does Your Online Ordination Expire?

Does Your Online Ordination Expire?

How Long does an Online Ordination Last? The organization that ordains you sets the length of your ordination. Some religious organizations ordain you for a fixed term. Wanderlust Bay Ministries ordains its minister for life. CLICK HERE and GET ORDAINED FOR LIFE So...

5 Best Places to Get Ordained Online in 2020 (LEGALLY)

5 Best Places to Get Ordained Online in 2020 (LEGALLY)

You know how long it takes to get ordained online? 5 minutes. Or less. There are a several online organizations that ordain ministers. So let's dive right in and see where you can get legally ordained online right now. Here are The 5 Best Places to Get Ordained...

The 7 Most Beautiful Wedding Ceremony Scripts…Ever

The 7 Most Beautiful Wedding Ceremony Scripts…Ever

Ready to find the perfect ceremony script for your wedding? This post includes a compilation of 7 of the most beautiful wedding scripts in the history of weddings. And here they are! A Deeply Moving Non-Religious Ceremony Script Mildy Religious Wedding Ceremony Super...

Include Children in Your Wedding [or Wedding Reception]

Include Children in Your Wedding [or Wedding Reception]

5 Great ways to incorporate children in a wedding ceremony or reception. Some of the most loved and blessed families were blended. The Von Trapps. Brady Bunch. Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore. Cinderella. Does Different Strokes count or is that...

Definitive Guide: How to get ordained online (legally)

Definitive Guide: How to get ordained online (legally)

The 5 (or so) Simple Steps to Legal Online Ordination In this article you'll learn how to get ordained online legally to perform weddings in the United States. And I'll show you how step-by-step.  But first, I'm going to assume a thing or two about you: You are not...

How To Start a Wedding Officiant Business – in 7 Steps

How To Start a Wedding Officiant Business – in 7 Steps

These days I enjoy a charmed life on an island in the tropics.  I live 2 minutes from a world-class beach.  I perform wedding ceremonies in powdery white sand and make a pretty good living making dreams come true. But it wasn’t always this way.  I used to be a trial...