I know I wouldn’t. And neither would my wife.
But I read a story about a situation like this. The groom’s ex-girlfriend was invited to the wedding. She of course got drunk – and started screaming at the groom. And then the bride got into a fight with her. Needless to say, this ruined the wedding ceremony.
This is why it’s important to have a professional JP perform your wedding.
You don’t want an amateur to lead your marriage ceremony. Because you never know what is going to happen. It is an emotional day. All sorts of things may bubble up. Just because they are family doesn’t mean they are friends.
For example, there might be arguments brewing over a lifetime. Or someone doesn’t like yor choice of a bride. Or vice versa. Any number of reasons could lead to a big scene.
But most likely the ceremony will have no drama at all. Especially if you choose your officiant early and wisely. Luckily in the age of the Internet, it is easy to find the right person to take charge of your ceremony. A site like findajp.com is the perfect place to find your perfect justice of the peace. That is why scheduling a meeting with the JP who most appeals to you ought to be one of the first things you do after setting the date. If you three get along swimmingly, hire that JP and lock in the date!
That way if you do end up inviting your ex-boyfriend to the wedding, your JP will be prepared for it. Because it’s probably not the weirdest thing s/he’s had to deal with!
This is a guest post by Mark Wilcox. He’s the founder of Wedding Intro which helps brides reduce their stress by providing simple and clear wedding planning information.