CAN FRIENDS OR FAMILY TAKE PART IN THE SERVICE?
There are various ways they can take part....
They can read the Bible reading, or another reading you particularly want.
They can sing or play music if they're talented!
They can read the prayers near the end of the service (or write their own)
In fact, as long as a licensed minister takes the legal part of the service much of the rest of it can be shared with others.
I'm always keen to encourage others to take part.
There are obvious jobs like best man, bridesmaids and ushers too, of course.
Don't forget that you'll need at least 2 witnesses to sign the registers with you ... they might be family or friends. In fact you can have 3 or 4 if you don't want to leave anyone out!
Make sure you have asked them before the service