Post # 1
Hi everyone! Hoping to get some thoughts 🙂 My fiance is in his 7th year of the Marine Corps, and has been a reservist for the past three years. Some of my family members said they think it would be strange for him to wear his dress blues for our wedding, since we’re not having a military wedding. Neither of us feel very strongly about him renting a tux vs. wearing his dress blues, though I think he looks sharp in his uniform and we like the idea of not paying for a tux rental.
I get my family’s point about our wedding having nothing to do with the Marine Corps, and thinking he should wear a tux (I’ll also mention none of my family is in the military). On the flip side, the Marine Corps has been a big part of our lives (more his than mine, but mine too). We’re planning on having a backyard wedding and are in the earliest planning stages, so I may want to color-coordinate if he does wear his uniform. Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!
Post # 2
KWLynn9489: my FI is active military but we wanted a certain look/style so he decided against his dress uniform. If you’re incorporsting anything military related then I say go for it! It also saves a little money from a tux rental or purchase.
Post # 3
we had a military wedding (and we wanted to save money on a tux rental), so my husband wore his blues. if it matters, we didn’t incorporate every military wedding tradition, we just had an arch of sabers following our ceremony.
i think he should wear whatever he wants and is comfortable with. and also, i wouldn’t worry too much about coordinating with the uniform if you don’t want to. i didn’t plan my wedding colors around the colors in the uniform and i think it looked fine 🙂
edited to add: if you want the best of both worlds, he could wear his uniform for the ceremony and change into a suit/tux for the reception. we considered doing it that way.
Post # 4
We are not having a military wedding, and my FI wore his dress blues when he got married before, so he feels very strongly against wearing them. I don’t think you’ll have to coordinate around the colors. But we also want to avoid renting a tux so my FI would like to purchase a very nice suit. We are having a wedding at the church but a less formal reception, so the suit will work and he is going to buy something he will definitely wear again. Have you considered that option as well?