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What to Wear (and Not Wear) as a Wedding Officiant

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Published: Tuesday, Jul. 16th, 2019

A ceremony is an “event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion.” That means there are prescribed ways of doing things. Certain clothes to wear, words to say, and ways to act. Few ceremonies carry as much ritual significance as wedding ceremonies, where couples publicly declare a legally binding commitment to each other. 

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t let your personal style shine through. Heck, that’s probably why the couple asked you to officiate in the first place. Wedding officiants -- that’s you -- are rockstars! 

Let’s dive into what to wear as a wedding officiant, because there are a lot of variables - such as the feel of the event, weather, location, venue, and what the couple are wearing - that come into play!


Tags: celebrity-officiants, what-to-wear, ceremony-feel

Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and Elysian Brewery announce Lucky Couple Winner

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Published: Thursday, May. 23rd, 2019

We love non-traditional ministers, and nobody embodies that ethos better than hairdresser, podcaster, figure skater, television personality and wedding officiant Jonathan Van Ness. That’s why we were so excited when we found out that the star of the Netflix series Queer Eye is coming to Seattle on June 4th to officiate the wedding of one lucky couple at the world-famous brewpub Elysian. Over the last month, couples have competed to get married by arguably one of the most famous officiants in America.

Now, that lucky couple has been selected. The winners of the contest were Washingtonian couple Megan and Haden, and they are in the final days before their big day....(continued)

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