Did you or didnt you have your man in uniform

posted 3 years ago in Military
Post # 3
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We decided against. While I absolutely *love* the uniform, it’s connected to a lot of stuff (not necessarily bad, just various strong emotions) that we don’t want on our wedding day. That, and we’re marrying each other, not the Army, lol. 🙂

But I still love looking at pictures of military weddings. If you two feel good about it, go for it!

Post # 4
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I did not. The Navy is my husband’s job and his job only. He leaves all that baggage at the door when he comes home.

I think he is stunningly handsome in his whites and blues, but they had no place at our wedding.

Post # 5
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My husband didn’t want to involve the navy with our wedding at all, but when we decided to elope just days after he returned from deployment his dress blues were really his only option. He logreat amazing in them. 

Post # 6
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

I think this should be strictly the guy’s decision (and I know many don’t agree, that’s cool).

I was in the military for 26 years and I hated wearing my dress uniform to civilian functions.  Truthfully, I hated wearing it as it was a hassle to get everything in just the right place and have it perfect.  Guys get to line up their medals and name tag according to their pockets.  Us ladies (Army) have to find that sweet spot on our boobs that makes everything square and straight.  

DD is getting married next summer and her FI is in the military.  He chose a tux without a second thought.  He didn’t want the hassle.  While I think just about any guy is seriously awesome looking in dress uniform, it sure can be a hassle.

Post # 7
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

He wore his army dress blues. He looks so good in them and plus it saved money cause he didn’t have to rent a tux. The only thing he had to do was dry clean it and get his new rank sewed on

Post # 8
37 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know this is in military but it relates 🙂  My FI is in the RCMP (and army reserves) however refused to wear his dress uniform for the wedding.  He says “he is not his job” as much as he loves it (and we respect people who do decide to) this was his personal choice.  He did wear it for some of our engagement pictures to indulge me though 🙂 

Post # 9
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DH wore his uniform to our wedding. He is career military so it made sense. I think it’s kind of strange when four-and-out guys wear their uniforms, but since the military is such a huge part of our lives, and will be for the next 12 years until he can retire, we thought it was the right call. Plus, of course he looked fabulous in it Wink

Post # 11
1773 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine is so proud to be on the army but he 100% wants to wear a tux! We’re actually picking his tux up in about 20 mins, haha!

Post # 12
1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My DH wore his dress blues for the wedding, and he looked great! 🙂

Post # 13
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We considered it just to save money but we preferred to have him in a tux 🙂 

I get to see him in dress blues throughout the remainder of his career but can’t imagine that I will have too many chances of seeing him in a tux. The novelty of wearing dress blues was pretty appealing though! 

Post # 14
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I thought about this for awhile, and discussed with him, and while he looks great in his dress blue’s, he’s doing a tux (white coat, black pants) I want one day where he’s himself, and while a very big part of himself is a solider, I don’t think his dress blues are appropriate for him to say his vows to me in. However, this is just my opinion. I do think photos with the groom in uniform and the bride in her dress look stunning though.

Post # 15
11 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

FI will be wearing his dress uniform.  He is very excited about having the chance to wear it, especially for such an important day…  He believes strongly that the military changed his life for the better and helped make him the strong, confident man I fell in love with, and wearing his uniform is his tribute to that.  🙂  He looks amazing so I’m all for it!

Post # 16
535 posts
Busy bee

I didnt mind either way if he wore them or not, but he wanted to wear them so I’ll be proud to have him wear his blues 🙂

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