My sister and i were discussing options for a JOP or a registered officiant for our wedding and when i told her the TWO in our city charge 250$ plus the 150$ for the documents it seemed like a ridiculous amount of money to spend for them only being there for about 30 minutes.
She mentioned that an option may be to go to a JOP and get legally married a couple days before the wedding date, and then have a friend/family member officiate the ceremony. Just like you would if you had a destination wedding and decided to save the hassle of doing it down there.
I just dont know if its worth it to do it this way. It seems like a good idea so that we can save more money (trying to really stay on budget im sure you all understand). Please be kind and just give some helpful advice, thats all im looking for!