I've been putting off finding a JP for the wedding, because I simply didn't want to pick a name off a registry and start talking to them. I've finally reached out to a few, but once I find out if they're available, am not sure what I should be looking for. I have a few questions lined up to ask, but was wondering if anybody could tell me about their experience finding a JP. No one I know can officiate, and all the JPs my friends know are registered in the wrong state. Sadly I can't ask my parents for their advice, since they disapprove of me not getting married by a priest (another long story), but this is what me and FI want.
Any tips on picking/meeting a JP? We're getting married in MA where the fees are regulated, so I can't really worry about that.