(Closed) Army Wives…help! i don't even know where to start

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i feel your pain sister lol. imagine that times 2, as we are both active duty…. why dont yall have a small, jop wedding, and then a bigger celebration ceremony? that will really help uffset the costs of yall moving. or why dont you have like a smaller ceremony with a lunchtime reception, that way you get the wedding you want, but at a reduced price and more conducive to yalls schedules.

Post # 4
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it is possible could you hire a wedding planner? I am in the process of planning my wedding and we agree that is the best way given the stress level. My fiancee is in Afghainstan and will be home for good 9/12. If it is not possible try to ask the family and friends to help with the arrangements.

Post # 5
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I mean this in the best way, because you are about to enter a great life full of adventure…WELCOME TO BEING MILITARY SPOUSE!!

In this life, planning is nonexistant. If you DO plan something, the military will probably throw a wrench that will change your plans. You just have to go with the flow here.

First things first, pick a location. It doesn’t have to be where your duty station is, or your hometown…it can litereally be anywhere in the world.

Second, pick an EXACT date. Your fiance will be able to request leave for the day of your wedding & surrounding days (if you want more time off). The sooner you do this the more likely you are to receive it!

Third, go to the Justice of the Peace already. You can still have the wedding ceremony & reception of your dreams, but this will take care of the legalities & you’ll be able to PCS together.

Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think if I were you, I would do a small JOP wedding, courthouse wedding even then plan a date for the BIG day later on. That sounds like an awful lot of stress and you don’t want to feel like everything was rushed. This way you can have all the benefits of being married, but still have the time to plan the perfect wedding 🙂

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