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Include a Lost Loved One in Your Wedding Ceremony

A wedding is generally regarded as a joyous occasion. It is often a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family together with close friends to witness and bless the start of a couple's new adventure. It is a time to ...

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Woolen Caskets and the Plain Pine Box

A 225-year-old family-run woolen mill in West Yorkshire, England, makes uniforms for the British Royal Guard, felt linings for Steinway pianos, interior details for Rolls Royce and Bentley automobiles and now, woolen cas ...

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The Woman Who Married 50 Times

Maria Yoon is a Korean-born visual and performance artist who recently got married for the fiftieth time in Times Square in New York City. The artist has made a documentary about her experience. Yoon has become known as ...

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The Return of the Lavish Hotel Wedding

Before the last economic crash, corporate travelers made up the lion's share of revenue for most major hotels around the Washington, D.C. area. Big hotel-based weddings had quietly gone the way of aspic and olive trays. ...

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How to Officiate at a Funeral Service

![Officiate at a Funeral Service](/assets/getordained/blog/scaled/family-at-funeral-service-with-casket.jpg){.wp-image-664 .alignleft width=337 height=340}A funeral service addresses what may be a universal need to sa ...

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International Wedding Traditions

Planning a wedding, even when you what you are after is a simple, intimate affair, may feel like a daunting task. At times it may seem like tradition is a grand weight hanging over your heads, supported by a piece of thi ...

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How to Plan a Second Wedding

In many ways, a second wedding may be a wonderful opportunity to design a ceremony and celebration that honors the intimacy of the event. Oftentimes a first wedding encompasses a wider circle of family, friends and celeb ...

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Civil Wedding Ceremony Blessings

Civil Wedding There is no need to think of a civil wedding ceremony as a dry, colorless event. Rather, it may be just as joyous a scenario as a wedding in any other religious or traditional circumstance. The essential ...

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How to do a Wedding Ceremony Reading

Whether you are a couple's choice for the officiant at their wedding, or they just want you to read a favorite passage or piece at the ceremony, it is an honor to be asked to participate. There is no doubt you feel honor ...

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Alternative Wedding Ceremony

Alternative Wedding People have been proclaiming their commitment to one another through wedding ceremonies of one form or another for centuries. Traditional services have meant different things in different times. Ma ...

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