Begin Free Online Ordination

The Legacy of "Jumping the Broom"

"Jumping the broom" is a ceremony commonly seen at American weddings, but not everyone might know its origins. Originally a ritual in slave weddings in the South, jumping the broom symbolizes happiness in a dark time.

Category: Ceremonies


Tips on How To Select Your Officiant Outfit

Asked to officiate a wedding, but not sure what a wedding officiant wears? Finding the ideal wedding officiant outfit doesn't have to be stressful. A few tips go a long way to finding the perfect officiant outfit.

Category: Ceremonies

wedding officiant

Handfasting Ceremony FAQs

When officiating a wedding, the couple may ask you to join them together in a handfasting ceremony. If you're not sure what to do or say, fear not! We've assembled this handfasting FAQ to answer all your questions.

Category: Ceremonies


A Rundown of the Standard Secular Wedding Script

Secular weddings are increasingly popular, but what does a secular wedding actually look like? Here are some quick tips on writing the perfect secular wedding script so that the ceremony matches your personality.

Category: Ceremonies

wedding officiant weddings wedding guests

A Quick Guide to Virtual Marriages

As COVID-19 squashed plans for many in-person weddings during 2020, many couples tried a virtual marriage instead. Looking to the future, 'Zoom weddings' are legal in many states now, and here to stay.

Category: Ceremonies


Little Touches To Personalize Your Big Day

Many couples want to make their weddings feel really unique. And while budget restrictions may prevent you from customizing every single element, there are plenty you can add a beautiful personal touch to.

Category: Ceremonies

receptions wedding invitation wedding registry

Hosting a DIY Baby Shower Without Losing Your Mind

Putting together a DIY baby shower isn't as difficult as you might think. From decorations to the food, there are simple and sensible ways to cut costs and deliver a beautiful baby shower on a slim budget.

Category: Ceremonies

money finance children

Should You Make the Garter Toss a Part of Your Wedding?

Some couples aren't sure if they want to include the garter toss in their wedding ceremony. To help you make your garter decision, here's some historical context on the popular tradition, as well as fun alternatives.

Category: Wedding Planning Ceremonies

wedding wedding attire tradition

Understanding the Minimony Trend and Whether It’s Right for You

With COVID going on and most weddings getting canceled, some are turning to 'minimonies' in place of a wedding this summer. A minimony is a symbolic placeholder for your wedding, a stripped-down wedding experience.

Category: Ceremonies

wedding officiant perform a wedding weddings wedding venue wedding guests

4 Ways To Annoy Couples at Their Weddings

As a wedding guest, you're part of the wedding, even if you're not standing up at the altar as a bridesmaid or groomsman. It's important to act respectfully and avoid these common wedding guest blunders.

Category: Ceremonies

wedding wedding day wedding invitation communication wedding guests