(Closed) Drawing of the swords

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Do you mean the Arch of Sabers/Swords? If so, I’d do if your FI is allowed to.

By that, I just mean that in some braches (if not all) the arch of sabers/swords is only for NCOs or Officers.

It’s a fun tradition though, and I hope to have it at my mostly non-military wedding.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I want to do it. FI says no :[

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@Mrs.Vowrenewal:

I would have wanted to do it had we not gone the DW route, but FI said no to me too, you’re not alone. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@Mrs.Vowrenewal:

I meant, even if we were doing a local church type wedding, he wouldn’t do it.  He did it with his last wife and considers it to be bad luck now.

 

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i think it might be against reg’s to do it in a non-military wedding. i only know this bc my FI and i are getting married at the Naval Academy and the packet for the chapel says if you are not in uniform, they will not allow you to do the sword ceremony 🙁 we’re doing it mil-style though!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

what is a “full on” military wedding?

We had a sword arch at ours, but other than the uniforms it wasn’t any different than any other wedding.  What makes a “full on” military wedding?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@jindc:i was wondering this same exact thing!  on post?  wedding party in uniform?  what if just groom in uniform?  is there any regs on this or is this just a term thrown around that means different things to different people?

that said, my groom doesn’t even want to wear the dress blues.  the military already consumes so much of our personal life NOT by choice that he likes to keep them out when he actually has the choice 🙂  i can’t say i disagree after 4 years of this life. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was told by many people this: it’s your wedding, do what you want…the Commendant of the Marine Corps won’t be there, and if anyone calls you out on anything on your wedding day, they’re a$$holes. 

We didn’t have a wedding party, groom wore his blues (he wouldn’t have worn anything else), had an arch and that’s it (except the other Corps stuff like his handmade kippah and our woodland MARPAT kippot for our guests….and our cake. 

I think integrating service elements where people least expect it is a GREAT way to show off your pride without being insane/in your face about it.  We can be all about the Corps at the Ball should we choose…

But no sword arch?  NEVER!!!  It was great – I have a great couple of pictures of the lead Marine smacking my butt with the sword with a huge grin on his face – I love it.  And husband is deploying with two of our arch Marines in 8 weeks so I cherish their presence at our day.

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