Frequently asked questions
We've answered most of the questions we get all the time here. If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.
As soon as you have the date, you should contact us to be sure the Rabbi is available to officiate your wedding. Unlike some wedding officiants in the Dominican Republic, the Rabbi never substitutes someone else for himself. When you book the Rabbi for your wedding, you are assured that it's Rabbi Ancel Salamon who will be there on your special day and no one else.
Because the Rabbi gets many requests to officiate at weddings, no date can be confirmed until a $100 deposit has been paid towards the Rabbi's fee. Once the deposit has been paid, your date is locked in and no one can get it. This also covers the Rabbi’s time to prepare your ceremony.
No, it’s not refundable, because couples often book their wedding officiant 90 or more days ahead of time, as you know. When the Rabbi confirmed your wedding date, he may well have turned down other couples who've now chosen someone else to officiate at their wedding, which means that there is a high chance that no opportunity to make up for a cancellation will present itself. By this time, he will also have spent time working with you to prepare your wedding ceremony.
The Rabbi's total fees depend on location (distance from his home in the Dominican Republic), whether a hotel room will be needed, and any special requests such as the Rabbi's presence at the rehearsal dinner, or appearance at the day-after-the-wedding breakfast, or special -order Ketubahs, etc. Best thing to do, of course is to Contact Us and ask!
Yes, we can suggest a resort for your wedding. Whether it be Punta Cana, Las Terrenas, Samana, Cabarete Sosua or Puerto Plata or other parts of the Dominican Republic, just contact us to find out if the Rabbi is available for your wedding date and he'll discuss your venue options with you.
Yes, Rabbi Salamon provides you with a small Ketubah, easy to put away for safekeeping.