- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
My wedding is approaching very quickly, and I’m a little worried about a few things. My fiance and I had planned on a friend marrying us (our friend lives in new york and we live in georgia). We recently found out that he will not be able to make the trip home for our wedding. After scrambling around trying to find someone else to perform our wedding, we’ve decided to get married at the courthouse in our hometown a few days prior to the date we had originally planned to be married. We will then exchange our vows and rings (like a public proclamation of our intentions) on our planned wedding date with our friends and family. Who can speak at our ring exchange/vow exchange ceremony? Since we will already be legally married, does the person still have to be ordained? I would like for a cousin of mine (more like my big brother) to speak, but I’m not sure of the legalitites…or if legalities even matter. We have written a very general script for him, and we would still like for it to feel like some type of ceremony, but there will be no “I now pronounce you Mr. and Mrs…”, “by the power invested in me…”, or anything like a formal ceremony. I could really use some input/opinions on this.