In the state of Colorado, anyone can “marry” you in a civil sense. You can actually “marry” yourselves, by filling out and signing your marriage certificate and returning it to the county clerk.
So my question is, if someone asks me to “marry” them (i.e. say a few nice words, “preside” over the ring ceremony etc.) and the couple is not Catholic, can I do it? I ask for two reasons: one, this happens sometimes-- lots of non-religious people ask friends or relatives to do this for them. Two: I am a wedding planner and if, for example, the officiant didn’t show or fell ill, or got into an accident on the way to the wedding and was unable to do it, would it be okay for me to do it?