Post # 1
My fiance is in the RCAF and wants to wear his Mess Kit for the wedding and he wants his groomsmen (all but one is military) to wear their uniforms. The only issue is each groomsman has a different uniform. One is airforce officer, one is air force NCM, one is army officer and the final one is civie. So there will be two navy blue uniforms (fiance and best man), a lighter blue colour uniform, a red uniform and a traditional suit/tux. What do you guys think of the mismatched suits for the groomsmen? Do you think it will look too broken up and mismatched in photos? He really wants them in their uniforms so they can do the sword arch as we exit the church. Ideas on what to do?
Post # 3
I think it will look awesome! Although not the same, my father wore is dress uniform (police) when he gave me away. My FI wore his Army uniform. Priceless pictures. Do it!
Post # 4
Girl that is gonna be one HAWT line of groomsmen! Just go with it!
Post # 5
@Jan_2014: Not sure how the Canadians do it, but as long as they’re all in the same “level” of uniform (in US Marine Corps terms, all “dress blues” or all “alphas”) then I think it should look fine. The different branches wouldn’t make a difference to me.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. Here are some pictures to give you a better idea.
Army Mess Kit
Air Force Mess Kit- It looks black but is actually a dark navy
Air Force Blues-The NCM groomsmen would wear this but with the appropriate rank on the sleeve.
@somethingaquamarine so they wouldn’t all be the same “level”. The Air Force Blues aren’t the same as the Mess Kits. Then there would also be the one civie suit but I’m not really too concerned about that.
@aliavenue I really want to do it because FI wants the sword arch but I’m just not sure about the pictures. Also both our moms are pushing for just civie suits all around.
@HelleCat Haha Thanx 🙂 I’m hoping it works out.
Post # 7
@Jan_2014: i am having the same worry, but only one uniform is different! my fiance, his best man and 4 groomsmen will wear their dress blues (marine corps) and his one groomsment is wearing his coast guard uniform. for a while i was worried it would look weird. but then i realized that i can’t wait to see my fiance in his blues again! and that no matter what their uniform looks like they will still all look great!
Post # 8
Just do it! FI is a Marine and he has 2 Marine groomsmen, 2 army, and 1 in a black tux. It’ll look so awesome!
Post # 9
Thanks so much ladies. Your comments have made me feel more confident that it will look just fine. One less thing for me to stress about. 🙂
Post # 10
We have dress blues from the National Guard (on my fiance), a tux on 3 groomsmen, another set of dress blues, and a dress Navy uniform! I was worried about it looking odd, too, at first. But now I am just excited to see everyone represented there! I think it’s so awesome!