This may be an odd question.... but to back up first, my fiance and I are getting a civil ceremony this friday (for financial and insurance reasons). Our official wedding ceremony/reception will be in August 2011. So the question is, do we need an actual licensed officiant to perform the ceremony even though we're already going to be legally married by then?
I was looking into just getting a judge to perform the ceremony anyway (we're not religious). Would it be odd to have a friend (who's not licensed) perform it? You pretty much just need a licensed person to sign the marriage license itself, right? Just wondering if anyone else went through this.... Thanks.