(Closed) Military Brides

posted 10 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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228 posts
Helper bee

That’s funny- I never thought of asking that here =)  FH is in the Army… joined at the beginning of med school.  He’s graduating this year, so that will be just about 4 years.  He’s doing his residency at Walter Reed so we’ll be in the DC area for the next few years, and then who knows =)  He’ll be career military, since by the time he pays off owed time, he’ll be close to retirement anyway.  We’ve been long distance, and he lives off base anyway, so I haven’t really had much of ‘military life’ yet, besides trying to learn as many acronyms as I can =)

Post # 4
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m marrying into the Navy. DF is a reservist right now, but will probably go active duty after we both finish school (if he gets accepted to OCS). I too am just trying to learn as many acronyms as possible!

Post # 7
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m marrying a Marine.  He’s been in active service for almost 6 years now.  I was very skeptical about marrying into the military family because I don’t do long distance well (I still don’t).  When he’s away, it sucks but he hasn’t been deployed anywhere far or for too long yet.  He will be leaving the Corps when his term is up in about a couple of years.  Our wedding is in the Spring of ’09. 

It’s great to see other military brides on here.  There are so few to come by and it definitely a different life altogether as I’m still trying to get use to it. 

Post # 8
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m marrying a 2nd lieutenant in the Canadian Forces – Army branch. The demand that the military makes upon daily life takes alot to adjust to. We’ve been engaged for a year now and really looking forward to our wedding day on June 21st! For the longest time, I was just keeping my fingers crossed that he’d make it for our wedding! He’s still in training and we’ll be posted by the end of the year. The wedding planning process has been interesting and challenging and sometimes a little lonely without his input.

The acronyms are brutal! 🙂

Post # 9
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21 posts
Newbee

Marine Corps fiancee here.  Two deployments down, but he’s about to start a B-billet in NoVa soon, so no more long distance!  He’ll only stay in for a few more years.  I couldn’t handle the constant moving.  I commend those that do!

Post # 10
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41 posts
Newbee

Air Force fiance!  FI is commissioning as a 2nd Lt next month, and we are doing a short ceremony that same day!  We are having the hardest time nailing down a reception date for this summer because of training dates and family.  Its so frustrating!

Post # 11
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

cgeniew: I feel your pain! We finally pegged down a date around Christmastime because we are almost positive he will have a break in training and be waiting around for his next move.

My FI is an 2nd lieutenant/pilot-in-training in the Air Force. I knew this inital training would be brutal so I moved and live with him in Mississippi. So this is my first military related move. I hear I am really lucky because all of the wives have really embraced me as one of their own even though we are not yet married. I am really enjoying that part of the military, but not so much the distance from "home."

And ahh!!! The acronyms! I begrudgingly use the ones on wedding websites because they are all over my life – I can only deal with so many!

It is great to "meet" some other brides in my shoes!

Post # 12
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34 posts
Newbee

Myself and FI are naval officers.  I guess the distance doesn’t even phase me anymore-try setting a date with two deployment schedules!

Post # 13
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m marrying into the Army. We actually just moved the wedding date up to October of this year (it was March of next year) because of possible deployment. Hopefully that won’t be an issue now that he’s accepted a 3 year AGR position in Illinois. We’re moving away 4 months before the wedding. It will be my first military related move. Luckily I am a travel bug myself and don’t mind going anywhere in the world, so long as we’re together. He’s been in nearly 10 years, so he’s career. I wish I knew some other military brides in the area. The hardest part for me is the uncertainty. I can deal with whatever happens, but I hate the not knowing.  

Post # 14
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

It’s actually the opposite for me. I’m in the Air Force and FI is a civilian. I grew up in the military so I really don’t know anything else.  FI’s dad is Active Air National Guard so FI understands somewhat of the military lifestyle..only he lived in one place his whole life and I grew up moving every 4 years.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m in a totally different situation.  Both fiance and I are leaving for Air Force OTS a few weeks after our wedding.  I decided to join to complete a master’s degree and my fiance decided if I was doing it… he might as well too!

Post # 16
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Marine fiancee here! My fiancee has been in the Marine Corps for a little over a year and he is currently on his very first deployment to Iraq, which will last a year. He’ll be back in Jan. of 09. We’re having our civil ceremony then and our church ceremony in May of 09. He’s actually been away most of the time we’ve been together, so I think it will be a little weird to have him home for a year straight. (haha) I miss him so very much and I wish he was home already. It’s SO HARD to plan a wedding by yourself in a location where you really don’t know anyone and your friends don’t understand, though not for the lack of trying. I spend a lot of my time keeping busy. It keeps me from having too much time to think and be sad. Plus, since a lot of it is being spent at work I’m able to save up some money for our wedding. We don’t have a lot of money, but we wanted to at least have a small wedding so our family and friends could celebrate with us. We’ll be putting that deployment to good use, I tell ya! lol We’re having our ceremony and reception on base and it’s saving us quite a bit. Anyway, I’ve rambled on long enough…

Congratulations to all of you!

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