(Closed) Dress Mess Air Force Uniform

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think if your colors are black and champagne I like the dress mess uniform better 🙂

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Haha I’d kill for that uniform. My wedding colours are black and champagne as well, and Fiance is also in the air force.

Canadian ones are not as nice. Fiance has blatantly refused to put it anywhere near his body.

ETA: I will ask Fiance is tie changing is allowed. Unfortunately I think he’s stuck with the bow tie though, since I spent about a month trying to bribe Fiance into wearing the dress mess uniform, and he had an infinite amount of reasons to reuse.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The Mess Dress is ok, but you can’t change the tie. Also, does he own the mess dress already?

Another thing to consider if Mess Dress is super formal. The rest of the wedding and guests should match (black tie) and make sure that every single other military person wears their Mess Dress for their respective branch. They’re expensive uniforms so it’s a lot to ask of your guests. Just something to consider!

 

Post # 7
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Newbee

Mess Dress cannot be altered in any way.  It is a very expensive uniform to purchase.  He can always borrow it from another Airman if you two decide to wear it.  Just make sure his medals/rank/afsc badges are accurate for him.  They would not be too expensive to purchase and change out on a borrowed uniform. 

Is the second picture of your fiance?  That’s a USAFA Prep School uniform? Is he a cadet? If so, he already has the mess dress uniform.  It is a standard issued uniform that cadets are required to purchase.  You said he was an A1C, but just a little thrown off by the picture.

Yes, the mess dress is formal.  It is the equivalent to a tuxedo.  It is NOT required that everyone attending the wedding wear his/her mess dress.  It is up to you whether you want guests to wear a uniform or civilian formal attire.  The wedding does need to be formal if the uniform is used. 

 

Good Luck!  🙂 Just make sure you have all of the accessories for the mess dress if you choose it.  My husband forgot his cuff links (they are AF specific) and we had to sew him into his mess dress (white tuxedo type) shirt! It made for cute pics and a great story…me in my gown sewing him into his shirt.  🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee

I’m sorry…I meant altered as in change what you do/do not wear with it. It can and most certainly should be altered to fit the person wearing it.  It is a SHARP uniform if tailored correctly. 

 

Post # 9
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201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mess Dress is an excellent choice to wear to a formal wedding.  (by the way, the AF calls it “Mess Dress” while the Army calls in “Dress Mess” with the words switched around.  Don’t ask me why.)

It IS very expensive to buy.  I believe mine cost around $400 to purchase originally.  If he’s planning on staying in a LONG time, it’s worth buying, although he’d probably not need it again until much later.  I have heard of it being possible to rent this uniform.  If you really want him to wear it, have him ask around to rent or borrow one.

Post # 10
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hooyah!!!

 

Dress blues. No compitition. 

Post # 14
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2385 posts
Buzzing bee

Congratulations!

Post # 15
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@dinamarie07:  I’ve never seen AF dress uniform, it is beautiful! Let him wear it, regardless of the silly bow tie, Army has the same for their dress

Post # 16
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@dinamarie07:  oops just saw this!! lovely pics you both look great!

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