As you know by reading the legal requirements, there are two types of marriages allowed in the State of California. If the two of you are planning a public marriage, you will need at least one witness during your ceremony and bring along your public marriage license for me to sign after I solemnize your marriage. However if you prefer a confidential marriage, you would have obtained a confidential marriage license from the county offices by the time of the ceremony. You do not need a witness for a confidential marriage. Guests are always welcome (or not) on either option based on your preferences. Simple weddings are just that - quiet, short and sweet with a very small group of invitees or none at all. You would just sticking to the minimum essentials and formalities and you two are off on your way within about 20 minutes to embrace your new life together as a married couple. I have provided you with a visual image of where everyone will be positioned during your ceremony. The box at the bottom indicates where your guests and witnesses would remain. Depending on your type of marriage - public or confidential, there may or may not be anyone in that box. There will be just the two of you, with I as your wedding officiant in a confidential marriage. I recite my statements to celebrate your union, you exchange your vows and your rings. I pronounce you husband and wife, you seal your new legal status with a kiss. I solemnize your marriage, sign the marriage licence and you're off into the blue world yonder to write the next Chapter of your love story.