(Closed) Two officiants – one legal and one personal?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Nick Lachey and what’s her name’s TLC show on their wedding, check that one out – I know they had 2 officiants (his dad and then a legal one).

What state are you in?  Any chance they have something through the state/county, like a deputy for a day program?  That’s what we did, but we’re in California.

Good luck!

Post # 4
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our plan right now is just go to the courthouse and get married the day before, and then have a friend do the ceremony. 🙂

Post # 5
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

@johanna42:  The way I would do it is –

  • Friend – says Intro (the welcome to the guests)
  • Officiant – says Charge to the couple (the part about what marriage is all about)
  • Officiant – says vows with couple
  • Friend – does ring vows with couple
  • Couple does any acts of celebration (rose exchange, sand, unity candle)
  • Officiant – says does pronouncement (saying couple has exchanged promises and that the officant declares they are married and give permission to kiss)
  • Friend – says Intro of the married couple ( I would like to introduce for the first time Mr. & Mrs. _____________.)

That is the way that I personally would do the ceremony.

Post # 6
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We want to do this but it’s still in pre planning. I think we will have our friends say a couple of words instead of acting like he’s co-officiating, but that’s cause he’s not a stage person and he might get nervious .

@RevMic:  I love the way you planned it, specially how the friend introduces you as a married couple.

Post # 7
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I was also going to suggest that you get legally married the day before or the morning of, and the have your friend do the ceremony on his/her own. No one else would know the difference, and the only thing that your friend wouldn’t do is sign the license, which he/she wouldn’t do anyway.

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