(Closed) Military Brides, Sound off!

posted 5 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My husband came home unexpectedly from deployment in December so our engagement pictures ended up being a homecoming shoot (obviously he was still in uniform after flying in). We pulled together a quick wedding that week, and since he didn’t have anything else (everything was in storage) he wore his SDBs. He didn’t want to, but he looked awesome πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Me! My fiancé is in flight school for the navy, but what’s on a submarine before He got commissioned! What submarine is your FH on? 

We took some of our engagement pics in his kakis and the weddding he will most likely be in dress blues (I prefer the whites but since our wedding is in October that won’t be happening). 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@navybride0428:  you both are so cute! My FH is an officer so his dress blues are the suit looking ones but I adore the whites. I’m hoping his comchangeout change until late October but the chances are slim πŸ™

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Fiance made it clear that he will be wearing his military uniform and it was a complete shock to the bestman because all he was concerned about was how he was going to look. My Fiance said he wants everyone in the wedding party that is in the military must wear their uniform.

It made me happy one because he looks so handsome and two we dont have to worry about what they will wear or have to agree on.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My SO just got sworn into the Army Thursday! I asked him before if he would please wear his dress blues for our future wedding, and he said absolutely not. However, I think with some more work in the Army, he may be as proud of being military as I am for him (he’s happy with it, but it’s still a shock for him that he actually made it). I’ve seen a few of the uniform/dress blue shoots for e-pics and thought they were amazing.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m a future Army Bride – I don’t think he’s going to wear his dress uniform for the ceremony. He only has dress greens right now, and I would want blues (wedding colors will have red, don’t need a red & green thing going on).

If he were to wear his uniform, 3 out of 4 groomsmen would also be in uniform and therefore my brother would be the only man in the wedding party not in a uniform, which I would not prefer.

We did one engagment photo shoot before he deployed (in casual clothes) and we will be having another one when he returns, in uniform.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Air Force- we got married 3 yrs ago before he deployed & are having a re-commitment ceremony this summer (our “big”wedding). My husband refused & refuses to wear his dress blues then or now. He says he doesnt like mixing military with his regular life. People are always asking me if he will…short answer.  “Nope.”

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Future USMC bride!

My Fiance is graduating from OCS seniors this summer and getting commissioned after he graduates in December!  FI and his brother (the best man) will be in dress blues πŸ˜€

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My fiance is in the air force, and just like afrswife0117’s husband, my fiance is refusing to wear his as he “doesn’t want the military to intrude with OUR day.” My dad, a former army member, is offended by his choice. His mom is extremely upset about him not wearing it, along with the deacon that is performing the ceremony, and many other family members, but at the end of the day, it’s his choice, so I’m not going to force it upon him. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Since my fiance and I are both in the military, I would be just as annoyed as he would to have uniforms at the wedding. We’re both very proud to serve, but no thank you!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@betsyface:  yeah I didn’t want them in our original wedding plans, but we enred up having a small ceremony when he came home from deployment unexpectedly. It was just a few days after he was getting off the ship and all of his stuff was still in storage, so he wore his dress blues for the small wedding. For our “big weddinghet here won’t be any uniforms. Debating putting that on the invite too. Don’t want our guests to show up in them either. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

@dancingriss:  Oh, they certainly work well in a pinch, no denying that! But for us it would be like if we worked at McDonald’s and wore McDonalds’ shirts in the wedding, haha.

I’m definitely not knocking uniforms for others’ weddings, it’s a very classy, clean-cut route. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I pretty much begged him to wear his! (Army)  He was indifferent.  After talking to my uncle who is Air Force and hearing that he regretted not wearing his almost 50 years ago, my husband leaned more my way =)  We didn’t have a Military wedding (the only think military was his groomscake and his uniform).  All of our groomsmen but 2 are also military but they all just wore tuxes.  I love payday activities, and seeing him in his dress blues, so of course I LOVED that he wore it on our wedding day.  I’m so proud of him and want our children to always have those pictures of their dad in his uniform and me in my dress. But, I also understand 100% why some men choose NOT to wear theirs.  I thnk it’s a total personal choice and at the end of the day, regardless if they wear their uniform at the wedding or not, all of our guys are AWESOME! =)

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