(Closed) Is a November 10th wedding disrespectful?

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My British fiance says this wouldn’t be any taboo— first off, you’re not holding the wedding on the actual holiday, and more importantly, Rememberance Day is a happy day, not a somber celebration. True, it’s honoring those who have fallen in war, but it should be a celebration of their lives, not of their deaths.  It is a “respectful” time of course.  My military brother wouldn’t have a problem with someone getting married on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend here in the States, either.

You might want to consider including poppies in your bouquet and for the gentlemen’s corsages, which I think would be a fitting touch, or incorporating a short moment of silence, especially if your ceremony is around the 11:00 hour when many Commonwealth countries traditionally do a moment of silence. If you’re planning to do favors (which, from what I understand, is more of an American custom than anywhere else) you may want to do poppies and a donation to a Veteran’s charity rather than candies or stuff like that.

Post # 4
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it will be fine. It is not on Remembrance Day itself.


Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

it’s the Marine Corps birthday, so unless you have any Marines attending, you should be ok.

Post # 6
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t see a problem with it! Lots of brides have had September 11 or December 7 weddings so I don’t think it’s disrespectful at all.

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