We're having my stepfather perform the ceremony and we had originally planned to be officially married by a marriage celebrant in the city clerk's office of Newport News where we live.
Now I'm wondering if there's some way we can have an officiant (non-religious marriage celebrant, preferably) come and witness the ceremony and just give us the "I now pronounce you" part. I'm concerned that the wedding will be on a Saturday and a little worried someone will still charge us the full price of a wedding ceremony, which we don't need.
Do you know of any non-religious officiants who would be able to perform that little legal part? Any other suggestions?
I know it's silly, but I want our real wedding date to be the same as our legal wedding date. Thanks!