(Closed) Silly question about priest

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It might vary by church, so call up the priest to see what he would wear!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can’t have a Catholic ceremony outside of a Catholic church. (Well, you can, but in extremely rare situations, and it requires the permission of the bishop.) If you want to have a Catholic ceremony at your venue, then I would be a lot more concerned with finding an officiant at all than with what he’s going to wear!

But, at a Catholic ceremony in a church, the priest would always wear the “robe with scarf” get-up; his everyday “priest clothes” (black with white collar,) would be underneath that. If you’re trying to find a random person who will officiate at your ceremony to just dress like that, well, that could be considered trying to “impersonate” a priest, which the Catholic Church considers very grave matter.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

p.s. you should tell your mother to stop wasting her time trying to dictate what other people wear.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you are planning to be married by a priest, you should already have a a priest “reserved” for your day, and you can just ask him what he plans to wear.  Otherwise if you’re having a civil ceremony, then as PP have said, it wouldn’t be good for a layman to dress up as if he were a priest.  I can just imagine the confusion among your guests if they saw him dressed in a priest’s collar!

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