Jdavidso- When I spoke to Ana she explained they are pretty strict about the civil ceremony. However, I would request talking to your officiant before and ask. They may be able to work some things in. I did not have the option to talk with him prior to the ceremony- but if you ask early enough, I am sure you can see him
The officiant who conducted our ceremony was very nice- he did not stand where they typically stand. He stood far behind our guests with a microphone, instead of between my fiance and I. It was kind of funny because I did not know where he was coming from at first! I do not know if they are all like that, but he did.