(Closed) FI is wearing Navy choker whites. Help! Have I made a mistake?

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the dress will look fine next to his white. Your dress is gorgeous!!!   My only thinking is that maybe his blues would be more appropriate since the wedding is in December?  But if he is set on them, I don’t think it will look bad.  I just think it’s nice when the bride is the only one in white.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it would look great!! Rock it girl 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That should be great then!  (I LOVE men in Navy uniforms!!! you are a lucky lady!!)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

aw I’m sorry in advance, but you wanted us to weigh in so I’m going to be honest.  I really do think ivory will look dirty against the rest of the white all around.  Its a pet peeve of mine and is JUST MY OPINION though okay?

I love love LOVE your dress and think it would look stunning if you both were in pure white and did the pops of colour with shoes, sash, and even perhaps jewelery. Meaning perhaps coloured stones instead of the traditional clear gems.

ETA: Even if one is a blue-based white and one is a pink based, i really don’t think they will clash horribly.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I would have suggested exactly the same thing: a white overlay on an off white dress. I think from a distance, the colours may look different, but closeups and in person will look fantastic.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mrsltmartin: I may be seriously misunderstanding the rules, but I thought they HAD to wear their blues during the winter months (regardless of the actual climate). And if that is the case (which is how hubs has always explained it to me) it would be a BIG Navy no-no to break the rules; they don’t fuck around with their uniforms!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Navy_Wife: They wear whatever uniforms the command says they wear. If in florida they’re in summer whites all year round then he will be good, but typically they do rotate from whites to blues. It depends on the specific command.

My Fiance will be wearing the dress “choker” whites as well, I ordered a “diamond white” dress from Ella Bridals (same designer as essence of australia). It’s a bright, shiny white, against his not shiny “stark white”. It was our best way to do it and although it will be a bit off I’m sure, hopefully it’ll just go. I don’t think anyone expected you to match them perfectly because you can’t with different materials. What you described should be fine. Don’t worry too much, just rock it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@thursdayschild: That makes sense! Hubs is pissed cuz he just found out he has to unroll the sleeves of his work uniform (the camo) starting in September even though its flipping hot here in Cali! But, they gotta do what they’re told!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it will be fine personally.. like the lady said..  it will look intentional.. and hopefully the white lace will be bright enough to match his uniform.. but ultimately the ivory and white are SO close to the same color I really dont think it will look bad! worse case scenario it will look like this

 

 

Which isnt bad at all! try not to stress about it! the most important thing is that youre happy with your dress and look and feel beautiful!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@kiparker:

wow!!!  you guys look amazing!  What a nice picture

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Navy_Wife: My Fiancé has the same gripe when they had to roll up their sleeves in April when it was still chilly out. Why wear jacket and rolled up sleeves? Because the Navy says so! What part of California are you in? I’ll be moving out there soon.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

lol thats sweet, but its just a google image..  my Fiance is in law school… but I totally agree.. its a great picture! 😉

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