Baptism clothing and temple clothing

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Baptism clothing and temple clothing

Postby dsgunn130908 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:52 am

Hi all

Can you please claify this please can you wear a temple dress for a baptism dress and temple trousers for a baptism as well, i always understood they had to be 2 different dresses and trousers etc

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Postby TinMan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:51 am

"Dressed in White" is the requirement for baptism. Therefore temple clothes are acceptable.

However, being baptized in a dress can be problematic as it tends to float. White jumpsuits are more practical and are usually available through the missionaries or most stakes also have a supply. Ask around a bit. :)

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Postby dsgunn130908 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:55 am

I understsnd that but once your dress has been used as a temple dress it cant be used as a baptism dress vice versa

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Postby aebrown » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:13 am

dsgunn130908 wrote:I understsnd that but once your dress has been used as a temple dress it cant be used as a baptism dress vice versa


I've never seen such a policy. If you can't find a published policy on this topic, it sounds like a rumor or local tradition to me.
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Postby dsgunn130908 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:31 am

Ok thanks i just find it funny you have to be endowned oe have a reccomend to buy s trmple dress not baptism thsts why you have to have different. Men cant use there temple trousers for baptisms

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Postby TinMan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:18 am

I use my temple pants for baptisms all the time. I use my white shirts for the temple, baptisms, and Church.

I agree with aebrown: Sound like you have some local traditions or rumors going on: You don't need a temple recommend to buy a temple dress. Perhaps through the distribution system, I don't know. But there are stores all over Utah where you can buy temple dresses and white pants for the temple.

The other temple clothes and garments? Yes. you need a recommend for those. But not temple dresses and white pants.

Try googling "temple dresses" and see what I mean...

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Postby Gary_Miller » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:38 am

I also wear the same trousers I use in the temple for baptisms. I also wear the same white shirt for the temple that I wear for church. In fact when I go to the temple the white shirt I'm wearing when I walk through the door is the same one I wear through out the temple. I don't know of any requirement to have a recommend to purchase a dress through distribution.

As far as dresses for baptism. My girls all wore dresses to be baptized in and it was no problem as long as the font was full. To keep them from floating all you do is splash water up on the skirt, or squat down once your in the font to get the dress wet to the wast. Its the air pockets you have to worry about and getting the dress wet helps. Another thing that helps is to tuck the front of the dress between the knees so it can''t float up.

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Postby jaj78 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:42 am

A personal choice, guided by local tradition.

I once heard someone say that they have a white button up shirt that they only wear in the temple. Therefore they distinguish between "street clothes" and "temple clothes." I, for one, don't consider my white shirt as everyday wardrobe, so I don't adhere to that thought.

On the other hand, when I was an ordinance worker in Provo, we were advised not to wear our white suits and shoes into/out of the temple for our commute.

The only guidance I have ever read is on the color and design of temple whites. How you accomplish that is up to you. If I worked in a kitchen where my uniform was white pants and white shirt, I probably wouldn't double-task that set of clothes for the temple. But baptismal ordinances and temple ordinances seem an appropriate extension for a set of white trousers.


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