Hi all, I know that priests cannot perform a Catholic marriage outside of the church, but I don't want a Catholic marriage. My fiancee and I are not religious, and we're getting married outside in a civil ceremony. I am working on who to ask to officiate, and we have a close family friend who is a priest. It would personally meaningful (not religiously meaningful) to me if he could do an off-the-books civil ceremony for us. Technically he has bent the rules before, once he actually did a Sunday mass for a small group of friends outside, and he's a very cool guy. But I'm afraid I might offend him by asking, because I get that his members of his faith would disprove. Has anyone ever heard of something like this? Thank you!