Post # 1
FI and I were just talking about what color ties he and his g-men will be wearing at the wedding. One of them is a NAVY Jag, (who just returned from Iraq, yeahh!!) And FI told me that he thinks that Jag-man would wear his ‘navy whites’ (as he put it, I don’t know the right terms) to the wedding. Neither FI nor I have any connection to the military, Jag-man is the only one of our friends who serves. Part of me thinks it would be an honor to have him in his whites, but the part of me is panicking because it will matching NOTHING at our wedding. Does anyone know if it is a requirement for those in the military to wear their formals to weddings, even if the groom is not in the military?
Post # 3
Coming from a military wife, I can tell you that it is NOT a requiremnt. Many choose to (or are asked to) as a matter of pride and honor (and sometimes by choice so they dont have to rent a tux!), but not required. If you think its a nice way to honor his service, go for it and dont worry about the look – no one will be confused. No one will look at the mismatch adn think “Did she not notice that they dont match?” or anyhting of the sort. I’d say go with what you want and dont worry about the look.
Post # 5
Since your FI isn’t military, it’d be strange indeeed if he wore his (it’s just not customary.)–it’s not a military wedding! I know DH has been in multiple weddings where he was a groomsman and he wore a tux like everyone else,. Now, when the GROOM wore his uniform, DH wore his, too.
Now, if your SO was military, I’d be waving my flag and telling you you gotta let the Jag Man wear his whites =]