Frequently Asked Questions

For a quote for your wedding, or to answer any questions you may have, please submit our Inquiry Form or contact us by email or phone and we will be glad to assist you.

When should we book our offciant?

The sooner you book, the better. Some months are busier than others. We suggest you book your Officiant as soon as you have your wedding date determined and ceremony site reserved. Contact Us

Do we get to meet our officiant before our rehearsal or wedding day?

If you did not originally meet with your Officiant before you booked your wedding with us, you may directly contact your Officiant to set up a meeting. This especially would apply if you live out of state.

How much of a deposit is required to secure our date and time?

You can secure the date by signing an agreement and furnishing a 50% deposit. The balance is due 14 days prior to the ceremony. Payments are accepted by cash or check.

Is a gratuity required?

Your Officiant is providing a service, just like your photographer or limo driver and, although a gratuity is not required, you may express your gratitude to your Officiant who provided you with attentive personal service and a beautiful, memorable ceremony. Some couples may also send a thank you card and email images taken during the ceremony to Besides the above, the greatest compliment you can pays us is to refer us to your family and friends.

How long will the ceremony take?

Our ceremonies are personalized for each couple; therefore, each ceremony will vary in length. A standard ceremony will generally be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and when you include one or more of the optional selections or Ceremony Enhancements a few minutes will be added for each addition.

May we write our own vows?

Of course you may and we encourage your personal input. Your personal input also adds even more uniqueness to your ceremony.

May our children be included in the ceremony?

We encourage children to be included whenever they can be. They are an important part of the new family that is being created and it makes them feel so much more a part by including them in the ceremony. View the Including Children page.

What do your officiants wear to the ceremony?

The appropriate attire for an Officiant is a suit, dress or celebrant’s robe. Be sure to discuss this with your Officiant.

May photographs be taken during the ceremony?

La Donna Officiants do not mind if photographs are taken during the ceremony. This is a decision that you, as the wedding couple, should make. Our only rule for your photographer (whether a professional or a friend) is not to be intrusive during the ceremony.

How does our license get filed?

The couple being married must apply for their marriage license. There will be three copies of the license furnished, which must be provided to your Officiant prior to the wedding. Once the wedding has taken place, both parties, their two witnesses, and the Officiant will sign all copies. One copy is given to the couple and the other two copies will be mailed to the County Clerk’s Office for filing. Read Name Change Notice.