(Closed) He doesn’t want to wear his uniform for the wedding!

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

Would he compromise and wear one for the ceremony and the other for the reception, and both for pics?  

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@35thannidaughter: LOVE this idea! Maybe he wants to be able to wear a tux for once! Do one for the ceremony & one for the reception if he will!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Is he an academy grad? Could you tempt him with party sleeves? lol! Fiance is wearing his uniform (as well as all the GMs) with the promise of party sleeves! haha

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@maudemaisha: lol yea! they are these things that AF academy grads do.. (at least i think its only them) they take their shirts that go with their mess dress and pretty much cut out the sleeves and back (the parts covered by the jacked) and put some crazy fabric/ costume on to those parts.. SO from the outside with the jacket on.. it looks totally normal.. but when they take the jacket off.. they have a party on their sleeves LOL lemme see if I can find a pic!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@MrsNeutrino: hahaha that sounds awesome ! I hope you do find a pic πŸ™‚ thanks ! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@MrsNeutrino: hahaha that is absolutely awesome !! Thank you ! I cant wait to see what your Fiance does !!! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Try to think of it from your FI’s point of view too. The military is so much of his life, that he may want to keep it out of his wedding. Heaven knows it’ll be a part of the marriage! If he’s planning on leaving the Air Force at some point, he may not want to look back at his wedding pictures and see a uniform.

 My Fiance didn’t want to wear his blues either, and several of his buddies felt the same for their weddings. I surely wouldn’t want to wear mine! Putting on that uniform involves more than just clothing, it carries a lot of weight and expectations. It’s one thing to wear it to a military function and another at a highly personal event like one’s wedding.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@AirForceWife78: Hello fellow Air Force Officer wife! I love my Captain in his AF tux but he doesn’t want to wear his either. That’s ok with me but I was a little bummed at first as well. We comprimised on doing a trash the dress photo shoot with his tux on…so it all worked out!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Opus: I second this!!!  My husband was the same way (though he is in the Navy).  I always think he looks quite handsome in his uniform, but he really wanted to wear a tux.  His reasoning?  “You (the bride) get to get all dressed up in fancy clothes that you never get to wear, why can’t I?  I wear my uniform for WORK.  You wouldn’t want to have to wear your work clothes on your wedding day, would you?  Let me dress to the 9’s!”  It made sense when he put it like that.  He is in the military, but he isn’t only “military.”  He has a life outside of his job, and wanted to look back on his wedding years from now and remember something other than it being “just another part of his career.”  I get that now (though it was hard for our parents to understand, and I still get all weak in the knees when I see him in dress blues or whites!).  πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@AirForceWife78: suggest it! He can always say no lol

 

@maudemaisha: I cant wait either! Fiance is keeping those plans under lock and key, I won’t know until the reception whats under there lol!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think he should wear a tux if thats what he wants. I personally prefer the look of a tux or suit over the uniform. I agree with @mrs_pugetsound:  that if you really think of it you wouldnt want to wear your work uniform to get married either.

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