Post # 1
I am Catholic and my Fiance is Protestant. We are planning on getting married at our venue.. but my mother HAS to have the officiant dressed in black with a collar. SHe is okay with our ceremony at the venue IF he dresses like that. if we can’t find someone… I guess we will talk to the church near the venue…My sister works at their school. So for a Catholic ceremony in a church… what does the priest wear? I thought a robe with a scarf (not sure of the official lingo) but maybe I’m wrong. Help! 🙂
Post # 3
It might vary by church, so call up the priest to see what he would wear!
Post # 4
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
p.s. you should tell your mother to stop wasting her time trying to dictate what other people wear.
Post # 6
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!