|Asking the witnesses participation|
|Signing the Marriage Register|
Note about a legal wedding:
When couples are looking for a simple legal wedding, it's possible to hold the ceremony in any location, and then we will all sit down and sign all the documents to swear that we actually HELD a verbal wedding ceremony in front of two witnesses. The documents we sign are the record of the ceremony, because the ceremony itself is what creates the legal wedding.
So - if you are planning a SECOND celebration (a destination wedding or even a religious wedding) please note you must have a short simple legal CEREMONY for the legal wedding, with two witnesses. "Signing the papers" is a record, not a substitute for the actual legal ceremony.