Wedding Trend: Friends Marrying Friends

The New York Times published a trend article about how more couples are asking friends and family to officiate their wedding. 

 

I really love the idea of having someone close to you officiate a wedding especially if you aren’t keen on having a religious official marry you. Friends and family tend to know you the best, make you feel comfortable and can add personalized stories to your ceremony.

HOWEVER -- Please be aware that this type of wedding may not be LEGAL.  You MUST be joined in matrimony by a licensed Officiant (such as myself).  Otherwise, it is nothing but a big show leaving you with nothing to show for it!