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Wedding Traditions Around the Globe

There’s something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue; the tossing of the bouquet and garter; and the rice thrown as the newlyweds leave. Around the world, you can find other wedding traditions.

Category: Ceremonies Marriage

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What To Expect at a Shinto Funeral

Shinto funerals are common in Japan, and incorporate elements of Buddhism into the rites. Utilizing 20 different steps, Shinto funerals are a beautiful and profound way to say goodbye to your loved ones.

Category: Ceremonies


How To Handle the Rising Costs of Weddings

Once you have signed a contract with a vendor, the costs associated with the service will not change. However, studies highlight that many couples shop around for a long time before committing to a specific business.

Category: Wedding Planning Marriage

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What You Need To Do To Receive Your Wedding Officiant Online Certification

If you’re a first-time wedding officiant, you want to get the ball rolling on your registration as soon as you can. Look at the application portal at the Universal Life Church to get some perspective on what is expeted.

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A Primer on Muslim Weddings

Muslim weddings are very common ceremonies, but many in the United States might not know all of the rituals and traditions. Here's a quick primer on Muslim weddings, whether you're officiating or attending.

Category: Marriage


Tips for Becoming a Wedding Photographer

Wedding photographers are a crucial part of weddings, as they're there to capture every wonderful wedding memory on camera. Breaking into the industry requires a lot of dedication, but is totally worth it.

Category: Wedding Planning

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[CELEB] Celebrity Minister Profile: Johnny Carson

Countless noteworthy ministers have joined our ranks over the decades. One individual who became an ordained minister during his lifetime was Johnny Carson, who was considered the king of late-night television.

Category: Get Ordained Society

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Plan Your Child’s Baptism With This Handy Checklist

The christening and baptism of your child is going to be a big moment in all your lives. While baptizing your child properly may seem complicated, you can use a baptism checklist to make sure it goes smoothly.

Category: Baptism


[CELEB] A Detective, a Doctor, and a Minister Enter a Wedding Ceremony: Spotlight on Benedict Cumberbatch

There are various ways to show love and support to friends who are tying the knot. Most people do so by either being in the wedding party, attending the ceremony, bestowing gifts, or sending well wishes.

Category: Perform a Wedding Become Ordained Ceremonies Society

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Tips for How You Can Better Connect With Your Partner on an Emotional Level

Good communication is the bedrock of all good relationships. But what to do if you're feeling emotionally distant from your partner? You can connect (or re-connect) with your partner using these techniques.

Category: Marriage