My fiance wants to do a court ceremony and then do another ceremony for the big wedding. He's Jewish, I'm Christian and he doesn't want to do a ceremony with a rabbi and a pastor, so that leaves us with a court clerk/judge/etc.
I actually have two questions:
1. How common is it to do a small court ceremony with just the 2 of us and then do the big day with friends and family?
2. If we're already married, can we just get a judge to officiate without him actually signing another marriage certificate?