Get Ordained Blog - Page #78

A Brief History of the American Out-of-the-Box Wedding

By now, most people have experienced or at least heard of wedding ceremonies that jump the track of tradition and try for something unique. Couples may employ elaborate themes, travel to exotic locations, or attempt to ...

Category: Get Ordained Wedding Planning

Recycle Your Wedding

Recycle Your Wedding Recent reports have priced the cost of a typical large wedding in the United States to be between $26,000 and $31,000. No, really, it is not a joke. Those numbers may be sobering and beyond any bu ...

Category: Get Ordained Wedding Materials

Marriage Myths to Forget

There is a broad scale for how people envision life after the wedding. Some prospective couples may see marriage as their happily-ever-after, without really considering what happens next. Others look forward to totally l ...

Category: Marriage

Wedding Guests for Hire in Korea

According to Kim Seyeon, a college student and part-time role player, the going rate for pretending to be a guest at a Korean wedding is about $20. When the wedding season is in high gear, Seyeon can do up to three weddi ...

Category: Wedding Planning

Judge Stays Busy Performing Weddings in Retirement

A retired judge from Salem, Oregon, recently performed his 5,000th wedding ceremony. Richard Barber officiated at his first wedding in 1973 and is still going strong today. He has said that while he knows many judges rea ...

Category: Get Ordained

Robot Funerals Denote Spiritual Connection

In January of 2015, a memorial service took place in Isumi, Japan, at a 450-year-old Buddhist temple. The figures being honored were brought together at the altar, where a priest offered prayers for the peaceful passin ...

Category: Get Ordained Funeral

World’s Most Extreme Wedding Proposals

Almost everyone has heard of a hopeful fiancé who has taken an innovative route to popping the question. They might hide an engagement ring or a love note in an unlikely spot for their beloved to find. The more am ...

Category: Wedding Planning

Jordan River Cleared for Christian Tourism

Over the past several years, Jordan has worked to remove thousands of personnel and anti-tank mines from under the ground along the southern banks and surrounding area of the Jordan River. The explosives, buried mostly b ...

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Social Media and Grief

It may seem like an oxymoron to use social media to channel and process something so deeply personal as grief. Many people, however, are turning to various sites to make sense of and find meaning in loss. Although sites ...

Category: Funeral

How to Make Your Wedding a Party You Would Go To

The difference between a fun and memorable wedding and a forced march through overblown tradition is that at the former, the couple getting married actually has a good time. The secret, of course, is no secret: It's all ...

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