So you had a covid elopement, but still want a wedding… do you need an officiant?

We recently got this question from an Offbeat Bride named Samantha:

"Hello, I was wondering about tips for people who don't want to have an officiant. As in, we get married legally beforehand, and then we're having the wedding afterwards."

In this Coronavirus era, where many couples are choosing to elope or have microweddings out of concern for not wanting to gather in large groups, we're likely going to be seeing lots of these kinds of questions…