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!