(Closed) what does a non-religious officiant wear?!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
484 posts
Helper bee

mine wore stone colored khaki pants and a white shirt… and a nut lei – we got married in Hawaii. He asked us what our colors were and said he would just wear something nuetral. I think most non-religious officiants would do the same.

Post # 4
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Our officiant was pretty snazzy in a suit and some fancy shoes..



Post # 5
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Mine will wear a basic black suit and a gray dressier mock turtleneck – it may sound weird, but when you see it  – it works.

Post # 6
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

If it’s a traditional, formal ceremony setting – definitely a suit.

Post # 7
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

Last year at my friends wedding they had a friend marry them. He wore the same tux as the guys but wore a white tie instead of black. It looked pretty sharp.

Post # 8
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d say that your oficiant’s attire should probably be in line with what the groomsmen are wearing or more formal.

If he’s a member of the U.S. Congress he no doubt already owns plenty of suits and probably a tux, so I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 9
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i agree with the bees…suit is nice.  ours wore this:

black suit and tie that matched our wedding colors =)


Post # 10
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

Even our pastor just wore a suit! 🙂

Post # 11
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours is wearing a black suit.

Post # 12
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think a suit is fine as well :o)

Post # 13
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about a female nonreligious officiant?

I’m thinking cute professional gray dress?

Post # 14
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a (female) pro non-religious wedding officiant.. I ask my couples what they want me to wear, and most choose a black or grey suit (depending on their colors, I like to add a splash of color with my jewelry and blouse under my suit), or a black dress.

For the original poster, I’d say a nice suit is probably appropriate.. if you are going to be specific with a tuxedo, it would be a nice gesture to offer to pay for it.

Post # 16
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You might just ask the officiant.   The officiant will be most definitely honor to wear whatever you would ask them to, well almost everything.

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