Post # 1
So I am not completely sold on having a military wedding, even though I’m pretty sure we will. It’s not that I’m against it, I suppose it’s because I never really thought about it. It means a lot to the mister, and I think that probably outweighs any other reason. But I was wondering, was it an easy decision for you to have a military wedding? Or did you have something else in mind?
Post # 3
What do you mean by a military wedding? What else would there be thats different besides wearing the uniform and maybe exiting under swords?
Post # 4
I think a traditional military wedding could be wonderful! It adds a little something different, ya know? Most just do the uniform and arch of sabers/swords/rifle from what I’ve seen, actually most people I know just get married in their uniform. There is another military wedding tradition which involves the cutting of the cake where the saber/sword or rifle bearers make an arch again and an officers sword is used by the couple to cut the cake. I’ve also heard of the couple being introduced by the guys rank “I now present to you Officer X an Mrs X”.
Post # 5
Generally, you should put his rank and branch under his name on your invites and other papergoods too.
Post # 6
zippylef: awesome avatar! I grew up with Rainbow! Haha!
Post # 7
The nice thing about military wedding is that you can pick and choose which things you do or dont want to include. We chose to have a sword arch, he wanted to be in uniform (but barefoot), and we were introduced and Lt and Mrs Z. That being said, we’d got friends who’s wedding we went to and he HATES being in uniform, so he wore a suit – they still had a sword arch and still introduced at Lt adn Mrs etc. Include what you both want – exclude what you dont.
Post # 8
Fi and I met in the Navy, He does NOT want to wear his uniform, so we are just tying Navy related things into the wedding, like the colors and Anchors on stuff etc..
My bro is getting married two weeks after me and is wearing his Naval Officer uniform but that is about it, not sure if they are having a sabre arch or not, but I know thats the extent. So like it was stated before, you can really pick and choose what you do or dont want!
Post # 9
FH and I are having a military wedding, and I am so excited for it! He’ll be in uniform, and we will exit under the sword arch. Our first song after the processional will be the Navy Hymn (Eternal Father, Strong to Save) and our RD will be Navy themed (with the Groom’s Cake as the Navy logo). It sounds like you aren’t opposed to the military wedding idea, and since your FI really wants it, I’m guessing you will go for it? If so, maybe google military wedding for inspiration or look around for other military traditions that you could incorporate. Find a way to get excited about it so that you AND your FI can enjoy it!
Post # 10
Does having a military wedding give you location perks? As in do you have access to certain areas otherwise offlimits to civvies?
I was just curious and I don’t really know much about US military custom since I’m not from the country.