Officiants have a big ol' job to do at your wedding. They have to preside, be all clever AND bring the tears, and most of all… they must.be.fashionable. Okay, maybe it's more about the couple, but if you're the officiant reading this, I'd wager you're wondering what the hell to wear.
We heard from reader Tim recently who was wondering what to wear to his pals' bow ties, blue, and tan wedding. In his case, it sounded like a matching bow tie in their spot color and khakis was the way to go. But with offbeat weddings, you never know what you're going to get. Let's go on a wedding officiant fashion retrospective to all kinds of offbeat weddings where the officiant was totally on point. Oh, and snag a few wedding officiant fashion tips along the way.
Wedding officiant fashion tips
- Check with the couple for guidelines (or if you're the couple reading this, give your officiant the guidelines!)
- If there are no guidelines, feel free to take your cue from the venue and the theme
- When in doubt, play it safe. Unless you know the couple is totally open to a little wildness, stick to a nice version of your own style
- If there's a theme, run with it! You'll see how some of our faves have pulled it off below…
Matching the theme
From steampunk to carnival to a self-described “drag clown nun,” offbeat themes can pull out the BEST officiant fashion:
Sometimes you just have to follow the cultural and religious traditions, but that doesn't mean you can't rock it.
Cosplaying with the cosplayers
Looking straight-up fly