Post # 1
I came across some pictures of a wedding that was held at the venue I’ve booked and there’s no officiant! I never even knew you could do that! It’s kinda cool.
Also I love how their wedding is super casual and non-traditional.
Post # 3
@sarahfw: that’s really cool and quite beautiful!
Post # 4
Our officiants were actually very good friends. So I would have been sad to miss them. And I needed direction. As did my husband. I would probably be a little confused at first, but I wouldn’t have any problem with it!
Post # 5
I need an option for “No, it’s illegal here” hahaha
There are only a few states that let you marry yourselves, without an officiant.
NJ is not one of those!
But we’re too clumsy to do it without help anyway 😀
Post # 6
I feel like there was an officiant, but she was just standing to the side. The first picture of the bride and groom standing together at the “altar” has a woman in a blue shirt/dress standing over on the left side of the picture. My officiant will be doing this as well (though no so out of the way) – it’s better for pictures and we will be standing together facing our guests so they’re not just looking at our butts the whole time!
Post # 7
I think the woman in blue standing to the left if bride may be the officiant and just out of the way? Our officiant says she will stand behind and to the right of FI to she’s not in all of our photos but can still be heard by us And our guests.
Post # 8
@CakeyP: masschusetts (where we live and are getting married) has the same law. unless our officiant legally announces us husband and wife our marriage isn’t considered valid, even with a signed certificate.
Post # 9
Oh ya, good eye. Darn, I thought I discovered something new.
Post # 10
I always thought you needed an officiant to sign the wedding certificate?
Post # 11
I can’t imagine doing that–But I REALLY loved our Pastor!