My wife and I wanted to have two friends of ours marry us. After researching, we were officially married at the courthouse on a Thursday last November. It was an (awesome) small ceremony with just our immediate families. We then had the full wedding on Saturday, officiated by our two friends. The official marriage was very personal, then we worked our way up to the full marriage as friends and family arrived and joined us for the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and finally the big wedding. I totally recommend it.