FAQ

   

Are your wedding ceremonies legal?

Yes. Our Wedding Ceremonies are 100% legal and binding per CA state law.

 

Do you perform Vow Renewal Ceremonies?

Absolutely…Vow Renewal Ceremonies have become more and more popular.

 

Do we have to be US residents?

No, anyone from any country, at any time can be legally married in the U.S

 

How soon do we need to make a reservation?

That’s entirely up to you. As a rule of thumb, the sooner you make your reservation, the more options you’ll have for availability.

 

How much time is allowed for each ceremony?

Each wedding is on a one hour schedule. This includes the ceremony, time taking photos and paperwork. Your hour begins 30 minutes before the hour and 30 minutes past. For example: Your wedding time is 4:00p.m. – Your allotted time frame begins at 3:30 and goes until 4:30.

 

How do we book a ceremony?

You can either make a reservation by phone or use our online booking system.

 

Do you offer rides to the ceremony?

NO. Our vans are designated solely for ceremony purposes and are not licensed to transport passengers. If you need a ride for your ceremony please contact us and we will connect you with a licensed limousine company.

 

Can we bring our own minister?

Yes. You may invite your minister, priest or rabbi to conduct your wedding ceremony. Please just let us know in advance.

 

Can we write our own vows?

Yes, you may. We believe that each of our ministers perform a beautiful ceremony. However, if you would like to write your own vows, we can help you by providing you our "Vows Booklet".

 

Can we bring our own photographer?

Yes, You can.

 

When do we receive our pictures?

Our photographs are taken digitally and are posted on a web site for your review. With a username and password provided to you, you will be able to view and order as many pictures as you want online. It take us 3-5 days to edit and upload all of the pictures.

 

Is there a dressing area provided?

NO, you should arrive dressed for you ceremony.

 

What music do you play?

We play standard wedding ceremony tunes. You are more than welcome to bring your own music to personalize your ceremony. If you do choose to bring your own music, please make sure to have the songs in order, and email them to us 3 days prior to your ceremony.

 

How can we get a live singer or a live musician to perform at our ceremony?

We will be more than happy to arrange a live singer or musician for you, or you may make your own arrangements.

 

When do I need to get a marriage license?

You need to obtain a marriage license prior to your wedding ceremony. The license is valid for 90 days from the day of issuance.

 

Where can we obtain a marriage license?

You can obtain your license either by personally appearing at the County Recorder office or from a notary public that acts as an authorized agent of the LA County Recorder.

There are only 6 county clerk offices in all of Los Angeles County that serve a population of over 10 million people. Along with the issuance of marriage license, the County Recorder also deals with many other types of government documents. Most County Recorder offices are open Monday- Friday, and close by 3:30pm. Los Angeles County Clerk’s offices require both parties to appear together to obtain a marriage license. The amount of time spent driving to the local County Recorder office, as well as a wait time that can be in excess of 2 hours, means that you could easily spend the entire work day trying to obtain your marriage license. Therefore, we highly recommend you get your license through our online application.

 

Our company teamed up with a group of Notary Public agents that are licensed and authorized by the LA County Recorder to issue Confidential Marriage Licenses, 7 days a week. Get your license from the comfort of your home with no lines, waiting time or bureaucratic messes. After completing the application, your license can be picked up from our offices, or it can be delivered straight to your ceremony.

 

What is the difference between a public and a confidential marriage license?

Both types of marriage licenses are legally valid.

 

A public marriage license is a public record. The license allows you to hold the ceremony anywhere within the State of California and you are required to have at least one witness present during the ceremony.

A confidential marriage license requires the couple to be living together prior to applying for the license. There is no time requirement as to how long the couple has lived together. Witness are not required and the marriage record is confidential and can be available only to the couple.

 

Can we get married without a marriage license?

We can perform a ceremony without a marriage license, but it would not be a legal ceremony. If you are looking to get legally married, then yes, you will need a marriage license. Otherwise, we can perform a ceremony just for your pleasure, and the experience.

 

Do we need a witness?

We include a witness with every ceremony if needed. However, one of your friends or family members can serve as your witness if desired. If you obtain a confidential marriage license, no witnesses are required.

 

What is your Cancellation or Rescheduling Policy?

Make sure you’re committed to your date and time before you make your reservation.
You have up to 12 months from the original wedding date to reschedule with no questions asked and no penalty fees. However, payment is non-refundable. To reschedule your ceremony, simply login to our booking system. You can then change the location and time of your ceremony based on availability.

 

Does the Mobile Wedding Chapel have a late policy?

Yes. Running late can be an issue as we will most likely have a wedding scheduled after yours. If the ceremony is delayed more than 10 minutes, a late fee of a $100 will be applied. If the ceremony is more than 20 minutes late, Mobile Wedding Chapel reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the ceremony.

 

What is your "Bad Weather" policy?

To eliminate endless disagreements, we’ve had to take the simple position of NO REFUND due to bad weather – only reschedules. Judging the weather is very subjective and it’s your decision if it’s too wet or too cold – however, you’re still required to call us. "No Shows" will be considered as a cancellation and will be subject to our cancellation policy.

 

What is your Consumer Privacy Policy?

We will never sell or exchange personal consumer information with third parties.

 

Are tips included?

Gratuities are not included or required in the price of your ceremony, but are always greatly appreciated for a job well done by our Minister.

 

What makes you different from other chapels?

Unlike other chapels that can offer only a limited indoor location, we specialize in outdoor ceremonies and are able to conduct your ceremony at pretty much any location you desire. Please check a list of our location suggestions, or simply choose a location of your desire. We will take care of the rest! Coupled with our exemplary customer service, and competitive prices, we can offer an unforgettable experience at a reasonable price.

 

How can we contact you?

You can call or text us at 323-999-4436

You can fax us at 818-436-5969

You can email us at info@LAMobileChapel.com