Rev. Steve Horn, M.Div., D.Min.
Wedding Minister For Christian or Non-Religious Ceremonies
Ordained and Licensed
A South Alabama/Northwest Florida Wedding Minister in (but not limited to) Gulf Shores, Foley, Fairhope, Fort Morgan or Orange Beach, Alabama and Perdido Key or Johnson Beach, Florida. Please note: I am unable to travel to Dauphin Island.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do we book your services? Text or call me to find out if I am open at 251-709-5007, fill out the Wedding Form on this website and send in the deposit. You may do that with any credit card through the PayPal portal on the "Rates/Fees" page of this website.
2. How long will the ceremony last? From the moment you step up to me until I pronounce you married, usually about 15-20 minutes. I try not to hurry through so as to lose the moment or make it seem rushed, but also keep in mind the heat, distractions, age of wedding guests, etc...
3. Does my fiance need to memorize anything? No. Everything you need to say is "repeat after me" unless you write your own vows.
4. Can we include our children in the ceremony? Yes! I even have vows for blended families if you like.
5. How do you feel about alcohol at the wedding/reception? No problem. Have fun. Be responsible!
6. Can my mother call you? She is really nervous about my finding an officiant online. Of course she can. I would be happy to do whatever I can to help her feel better about it.
7. How do you like to be addressed, Dr., Brother, Pastor, Rev. or by your first name? My wife and children will tell you that I like to be called "O Great Ruler of the Household and Master of the Barbeque Grill", but, if that is as "inconvenient" to you as it seems to be to them, just Steve will be fine, PLEASE!
8. Do we need a permit for the beach? Not always. Don't rush to buy one until you talk to me. If you do need a permit, the State of Alabama charges $50.00 for weddings on public beaches. Should we decide that you need it, the information is HERE.
9. Will you travel to my wedding? Yes, I will travel anywhere in the United States or Caribbean. However, travel expenses will have to be discussed if you need me outside of Mobile or Baldwin Counties in Alabama or Pensacola, Florida. If you want me in Hawaii, please call me soon! P.S., My wife will want to come, too. Whatever your circumstances, I can help.
10. Do we need a license? If you want your marriage to be legal, you will need to have a license with you at the ceremony. You cannot get legally married before getting a license. If you are already legally married and/or wish me to marry you “spiritually” rather than legally, I can do that, but please let me know before the ceremony. Please note: You will need a license from the state in which the wedding is held.
11. Do you do the popular "unity" ceremonies, such as the Sand Ceremony, Unity Candle, etc.? Yes. Also, If you choose to have the Sand Ceremony, I will be happy to provide a table suitable for the sand and vases. It is your responsibility to bring the vases and colored sand if you choose. There is no extra charge for the table.
12. I may have some "unusual" request. Are you easily offended? Nope. I'm fairly laid back. Can't hurt to ask!
13. Can we meet you before the wedding date? Sure, I would love to meet you! Just set up a time to stop by my home.
14. Do you have a formal contract for us to sign? Yes, if you desire. I don't normally require one inasmuch as we communicate primarily through email and the responsibilities are clearly laid out there, but I will be happy to send you a contract if you like.
15. Do you file the marriage license afterwards? Yes, I do. Also, Baldwin County Alabama requires a short form and $3.00 fee for them to send a certified copy to you after it is filed. If you like, just include that finished form in the license envelope and $3.00. I'll be happy to write an "in county check" to the Probate Judge so you won't have to get a money order or cashier's check.
An important word of caution!
Should I beware of people who purchase an "online ordination" just to officiate weddings? Yes! Please don't let anyone talk you into letting just anyone officiate your wedding. It hasn't been tested legally and you don't want to be the first. Further, you deserve someone trained, experienced and about whom there is no question regarding their qualifications.