I think it's fair to say the typical witnesses who sign a marriage license are either family or the Best Man and Maid of Honor.
So what to do if you're looking for a flirty twist? Inspiration struck my fiance while we were meeting with our officiate Reverend Ed Holt, affectionately nicknamed "Reverend Holitnator" by my hubby. As he asked us who would sign the license my hubby proclaimed "I have an idea!" We listened and laughed. It was a very funny idea.
So here's what we did. At the conclusion of our ceremony, before the recessional Rev. Holt made an announcement to our guests... He said that "Usually the two people who are signing the marriage license are predetermined before the ceremony begins but tonight is very special... Tonight you ALL have a chance at being one of the two lucky "winners" of who will sign John and Stacie's marriage license." He then instructed all of our guests to "Look under your chairs and two of you will find pens taped beneath..."
Maureen was one of our lucky witnesses who had sat on a pen and our friend Heather found the other. Our guests loved it and everyone had a great laugh at our unique twist.
While not appropriate for a church wedding, if your wedding is in a less traditional setting this may be a fun, flirty and unexpected idea to try.
Idea Submitted by: Stacie Tamaki