(Closed) Female Wedding Officiant-What To Wear

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1425 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s entirely up to you. A lot of brides would probably want to be the only woman wearing white, but if you and your FH are cool with, its your guys wedding!

On another note, a woman I know is a Justice of the Peace and she usually wears a 3/4 length black or dark dress. She actually officiated a wedding I was at at the end of July. It’s never looked “dark” and it didn’t at the wedding I was at either. We were too focused on the bride and groom to notice what the officiant was wearing, anyway. 

Post # 3
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We will be having a female officiant and we asked what she would be wearing.  Since we aren’t religious the robe was out, so she said that she will wear a black dress that will fit our venue/dress.  In my opinon I would tell her to wear black…it’s a color that won’t clash or draw to much attention to her (you and your Fiance should be the center of attention).

Post # 4
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a female officiant, and she actually gave us a choice of several outfits that she could wear.  She has a grey knee-length dress that she wears for ceremonies, and it looked great in the pictures she showed us.  Our bridesmaids were wearing shades of grey, though, so we asked her to wear a cream-colored skirt suit, which also looked really nice.     

Post # 5
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The only female officiant I’ve seen at a wedding wore a tan pantsuit, it was really nice looking and she didn’t stand out at all. 

Post # 6
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s entirely up to you! I would probably suggest gray or navy if she doesn’t like black, but if you are cool with white, that’s totally fine.

Post # 7
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s your call, but I wouldn’t want my officiant wearing a white flowy dress when I’m standing there in a white wedding dress. I think you wouldn’t stand out as much in photos. I went to a wedding with a female officiant earlier this summer and she wore a tan (almost peach, actually) pantsuit. I think a conservatively colored pants suit would be best, but it’s your call.

Post # 8
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ours wore a nice pantsuit.  I didn’t want a robe since we aren’t religious.

Post # 9
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Whether she wears white or not is up to you. I think that a suit jacket might be appropriate.

I actually don’t want a female officiant because the ones that I have seen wore strange outfits that clashed with everything else.

Post # 10
1 posts

As a Wedding Officiant I would recommend as others have said to go dark with Navy, Black or Dark Brown.  Another option would be to go with a darker muted form of the themed color for the wedding.  If your brides color is Red, go with a deep burgundy…Royal Blue, go with Navy of deep medium Blue…Yellow, go with a dark burnt orange or even brown.  The point is, you want to compliment but not distract.  Keep in mind that you will be included in pictures and you want to blend with the rest of the wedding party without standing out.

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