Post # 1
I just recently got engaged to the man of my dreams. He’s in the Marine Corps and Im in the Army. we both are aware of our rare and complicated relationship but we still seem to love each other very much. Im in the beginning process of planning of our wedding. it will be over a year before we actually get married and we havent set a date yet. but i have an idea of the theme of our wedding. Since we’re both in the military and we met while we were enlisting we want to incorporate the military into our wedding. if anyone has any ideas or colors or ANYTHING that would help me it would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
@gabby.quinn: Welcome to the bee! I’ve seen some lovely navy weddings with red accents. I think the easiest place to make a statement about your theme is with the venue. A backyard reception feels really different than one in a castle which in turn feels different than one in a hotel.
Post # 4
@gabby.quinn: Thank you both for your service! I think there are a lot of things you could do, but it’s important to figure out a few things first and foremost- like will you be wearing your uniform or a dress? And will he be wearing his uniform, or a suit?
Depending on your ranks, I know that at least in the Marines NCOs are allowed to do the arch of sabres, which I think is wicked cool.
I also think you could play around with the idea of blending the Army and Marines, since they are sworn rivals, lol. Maybe get a cake topper with a groom in a Marine uniform and a bride in an army uniform? You should be able to find someone to make you one on etsy.
Going with a red/white/blue theme always works too! Or you could do one or more of those colors with gold accents , which would match the details in both the dress blues and the Army’s dress uniforms!
How big of a wedding do you plan on having? And how formal would you like it to be? I love helping people come up with themes and stuff, so give us some more information and we’d be happy to help you come up with inspiration!
Post # 5
@Miss Fish: thank you and thanks for your input.i want a pretty good size wedding. we are more than likely going to have it outside in the evening. he will be wearing his uniform and i will be wearing a dress. neither one of us are are NCO’s yet. the wedding wont be too formal, since it will be outside around a barn.(the venue is gorgeous). i actually went to the venue’s open house and they had a ot of vendors there and i absoutely fell in love with purple and green colors and the setting and floral arrangement they had. i will be in the summer of next year so im stil not too sure of what im going to go with.