Post # 1
You and your fiance’ already did the court house little ceremony.
Family & Friends don’t know, it was in a different state. So you have a marriage license…..you could just use a friend as a wedding officiate? Technically you don’t need a licensed person such as Justice of The Peace, Pastor etc.
Is that Legal in massachusetts? Or do you have to have an officiate.
Post # 3
No one would know that the friend isn’t registered as an officiant…..you can always say they did it online!
We have wrestled with this idea as well…..w may have a friend do ours since we have been married for a year already!
Its fine in MA – we live in MA as well.
Post # 4
If you’re already married in another state (like, with a valid marriage license and everything) then the second “ceremony” is just for show anyway and has no legal bearing… Basically you’re already married so you could have a clown stand up there as the “officiant” and not be breaking any laws.