For those who's husband wore their uniform for wedding

posted 3 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

What branch/which uniform? That sometimes helps decide the color scheme.

We ended up getting married before he went to boot camp, but when I was planning to do it later I was going to go with royal blue and gold with accents of red. My husband is a Marine and would have been wearing his dress blues, so I pulled the colors from that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@cacy:  My FI isn’t Military, but I just wanted to say that I love seeing wedding photos where one person is in their Dress Blues. It always looks so lovely and classy!

That said, maybe you could do a combination of colors: for instance, choose one bold color and a few pastels that compliment it? I agree with a PP who said the specific color of the Dress Blues would help determine things better.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@cacy:  You could do the red with softer pinks, golds, and beiges. Or, if you want to pull a cooler color in, you could do light dove greys as well.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@cacy:  Yep, you totally answered all my questions, I was obviously having a hard time with reading comprehension when I responded to this the first time hahaha. Sorry about that!

I second Loggerhead’s ideas about using pale pinks and golds, and I have always loved the pink/light gray color scheme and the blush/gold color scheme… You could probably blend them together with pops of red if you like! 

I kind of did silver and gold for my wedding, but it was New Year’s Eve so that worked well for us but it also looked very wintery!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Do you and your husband have your hearts set on him being in his Alphas?

There is something to be said for not doing that. My husband waffled for a very long time about what he wanted to wear. He ultimately decided that he didn’t want to think about or deal with the Navy BS on his wedding day, heh. While I thinks he looks drop-dead gorgeous in his whites an his blues, it was ultimately up to him to just enjoy the day without having to think about his work. Something to ruminate over.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

DH isn’t in the military, but his Scottish heritage gave us the same problem! He wore the Ancient Mackenzie tartan, which has really hard to match colours, but I tried my best to base the colours off of that. I think if you pick one colour from his dress uniform to use as accents, and then have everything else pastel it would look lovely.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@cacy:  Unfortunately my FI has been out of service too long to wear his.

 

When my brother got married it was like a year before they changed to the blues in the Army so he and his grooms man (except the best man) wore the greens. It looked really good with their black/white and red theme.

 

This probably wont help much since he is in his greens but it might give you an idea. I even think the pink looks nice next to the green.

 

 

 

If you went with red and they wore the blues you don’t think it would look too patriotic? Not that that is a bad thing, but unless that is the look you are going for I am not sure I would go for it.

 

What about a light pink or peach?

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@cacy:  I love champagne dresses!

Different shades of blue would look very nice, I think.You might could throw some yellow or peach in there too.

Post # 16
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Wannabee

My husband wore his uniform for our wedding. He is also army and decided to wear the mess jacket instead of his ASU. Dreamy!!!!

 

We used navy, ivory, and gold as our colors.

 

My bridesmaids purchased their dresses in Marine from David’s Bridal.

 

Sorry for the odd editing and weird blacked out faces! lol

 

Edit: We used gold/champagne overlays on our navy tablecloths and our venue had maroon chairs with gold edges. Here is our cake table:

 

Please excuse the marbles on the table. Apparently the venue thought I wanted them. *sigh*

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