Officiating a Non-Religious Wedding? Here is What To Wear!

Being asked to officiate a wedding can be exciting and daunting at the same time. A wedding officiant has a lot to worry about. Learning the speech, making sure they have the rings, remembering the cues, and a lot more. On top of it, looking for an outfit that makes you look perfect is yet another hustle. If you are about to ask someone the most important question of their life, then here are a few things that you might want to consider while choosing your outfit.

Consider the Wedding Theme

You are the officiant at someone’s wedding. You are going to be standing in the aisle with the happy couple and are going to be part of most of their pictures. It is important that your outfit fits perfectly with the wedding theme. See if they have set a color code or if it is a black-tie event. Also, consider the venue. See if it is an outdoor event or if the ceremony is going to happen inside a hall.

Season Matters Too

You won’t want to sweat badly when you pronounce the bride and the groom. This is why it is important to know the weather details. This is necessary, especially if it is an outdoor wedding. You don’t want to be stuck in a velvet suit during a hot summer day or freeze in a cotton suit.

Play With the Colors

If you are not officiating a wedding that has a color code, make sure you avoid white. Let that color be designated for the bride only. There are many colors that are in these days for you to choose from. However, try sticking with dark colors and avoid anything that’s neon.

Ensure Your Outfit Reflects Your Personality

If a couple has especially asked you to officiate their wedding, you must have done something right. This is why it is a good idea that your outfits reflect the person you are. Make sure when you are looking for your attire, everything about it screams ‘you’ but, at the same time, doesn’t steal the limelight. After all, it is someone else’s big day.

Try and Keep it Professional

Another thing that you might want to keep in your mind is to make sure you do not end up wearing something too funky. Ensuring that your outfit can also help you tone things down a little. Again, you are just a supporting actor and not the lead. Lindsay Terranova, the founder of The Boston Bridal Stylist, recommends the officiants stay away from short hemlines, silhouettes, and revealing cuts.

Time for Men to Think About Their Wedding Tuxedos

When it comes to wedding planning, grooms are too often left out of the process while their brides-to-be bring strict expectations as to what they want. However, one of those expectations includes what the man will wear.

While they may just want their groom to look good, color-coordinate, and wear a tux, the men still have to choose exactly what kind of tux they will wear. Tuxedos have a lot of components that can make choosing the right style at the last minute a lot more difficult than it looks.

men in tuxedos
Time for Men to Think About their Wedding Tuxedos

Tuxedos Might Seem Similar

A basic tux can be simple to purchase, but the one for your wedding may require some extra thought. There are different styles to choose from. Many people get tuxedos and suits confused, but there is a major difference between the two. That difference is the use of silk satin in the tuxedo design, which is most prominent on the jacket, more specifically the lapels. Suits, on the other hand, typically don’t have any special lapels or satin leg stripes.

Tuxedo Jackets

Tuxedo Jackets
Time for Men to Think About their Wedding Tuxedos

The jacket to your tuxedo and its detail can make all the difference. Pay attention to the fabric, lapels, and the buttons when choosing your look.

  • Lapels: Notch lapels are standard for almost every tux, but you can also choose from shawl collars, peak lapels, and double-breasted jackets.
  • Colors: A traditional tux is black and white, but people often play around the grayscale to stay safe. However, select a color that matches your wedding and the bride.
  • Material: Wool is a common material for most tuxedos, but men can also choose velvet for a more upscale appearance in the fall or winter.
  • Buttons: Fewer buttons often makes for a more formal appearance.

While the jacket is a crucial part of the tuxedo, it is important to put some thought into the rest of the tux as well.