Availability Inquiry Form

Steve Durkac Gulf Coast Beach Wedding Officiant Minister Pastor

I use a 2-step process for booking your wedding or vow renewal officiating into my schedule and calendar.

1st, check my availability to officiate by using the Inquiry Form below or by emailing me using the instructions below.

2nd, I will email you back letting you know if I am either available or unavailable. If I am unavailable I will offer a referral to another minister.

If I am available and able to officiate your wedding or vow renewal, I will email you back to ask if you would like me to confirm your booking into my schedule. If you respond, No or don’t respond, that will end our conversation.

If you respond back, Yes confirm my booking, I will use the information you submitted through the Inquiry Form or by email to record it into my calendar. Once I record your information in my calendar, your wedding or vow renewal is booked and I will send an email back to you confirming that.

When I have recorded your information and it is booked, I let you by email and the subject line will read: [Date] Booking Confirmation


   Miscellaneous Provisions…

• If you are not sure of the exact date or time, just let me know when you email me because I can always check my general availability over a few days or a morning or evening.

• You can email or call me as often as you want or need to in order to work out details on planning.

• I ask if you have any church background just so I know your frame of reference on wedding ceremonies, not because it will win you any brownie points for getting in my schedule.

• No deposit is required or needed to book my officiating services. I only ask that if your plans change you drop me an email let me know. You can pay the base fee at the time of the ceremony when take care of the marriage license.

• If several hours or a day goes by and you haven’t heard from me, please contact me again. If you haven’t heard back from me, especially if you use a Yahoo or AOL for your email, please check your email client’s Spam Folder to be certain that my reply email is not there. I use stevedurkac@gmail.com as my email and sometimes Gmail and Yahoo and other email clients like to mark each other as spam.

• By inquiring and booking my officiating services you acknowledge my church’s Wedding Officiating Policy Statement that subjects my officiating to church Bylaws and only for one-male and one-female marriage/vow renewal evangelical Christian ceremonies.

• On the rare occasion that an emergency or scheduling conflict prevents me from actually officiating (it has happened 3 times out of 4000+ bookings), I will try to arrange for another minister to be available and then notify you as soon as possible and as far in advance as I am able.

• When sever weather like tropical storms or hurricanes are forecast I aim to be flexible to officiate either earlier or later than booked. In serious weather warnings along the coast, lodging is usually proactive in notifying of cancellations or accommodating couples who planned on an outdoor beach ceremony.


 Officiating Fee | Vow Renewals | Marriage License | Photography Help| Officiating Policy 


Email Booking Instructions…

You are welcome to email me direct at stevedurkac@gmail.com and include the following information:

    • bride & groom’s names
    • date & time of wedding
    • location of wedding
    • how many guests you expect
    • your church background
    • please note if it’s a vow renewal or any other additional information you can
    • please put Wedding Availability or Vow Renewal Availability in your email subject line.



Inquiry Form…

You are welcome to use this form to check my availability to officiate your wedding or vow renewal. If more than a day goes by I you haven’t heard back from me, please check you email’s Spam Folder or email me. I always respond to inquiries, even if I am unavailable.

In recent months, email form clients (like my Inquiry Form below) have become hyper sensitive to spam and tending to over-react by blocking Yahoo, AOL, and email addresses that even closely resemble a non-legit email addresses. I have set up a system to hold these inquires, rather than delete them. So I check this folder usually once a day just to be sure I get these inquiries. 


(Multiple dates is OK if still planning)
(If you are not certain yet, please specify AM, PM, etc.)
(General Location: Biloxi, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, etc.)
(Excluding Bride & Groom)
(If applicable)