(Closed) adding a little military touch

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsTtheArmy11: What about a POW table? It is small but still pays tribute. Fiance and I are going all out Air Force.. Air Force chapel…uniforms..arch of the sabers…cutting cake with saber… If your Fiance getting married in uniform?

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My husband wore his metals instead of a boutineer. It was a subtle touch but it was something that also meant alot to him.

Post # 5
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

There’s a really sweet military tradition that involves an empty place set at a table, and then the service member salutes it as a tribute to those who never came home.  It may be a little sad for your wedding, but just thought I’d throw that out there.

Do you have any veterans/currently serving attending your wedding?  You could ask them to stand and honor them during the reception.

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Since it’s veterans day, how about doing the poppies/donations as favors?

Post # 8
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsTtheArmy11: Its actually done a lot at weddings. Maybe your Fiance could put up pictures of his friends ?

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012


I would suggest doing the Rememberance table to honor those who have lost their lives and listing it in the programs. I do like the idea of the saber arch and cutting the cake with the saber as well. I recently went to my 1st Air Force Ball, the traditions are great and good examples. Good luck!

Post # 10
3142 posts
Sugar bee

The Saber Arch would be hard to do if he doesn’t have a lot of his military commerades at the wedding.

OP: is your Fiance wearing his uni or civi dress for the wedding?

Post # 12
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the POW table. We did not do an all out Military wedding, just a “touch”” of it. Even though we both were in, and most are wedding party was Military as well. We did the POW table and it was a nice touch. It is fairly common to see at Weddings. (well Military weddings)

Post # 13
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I like the poppy donation idea. It’ll be really cute to see evryone wearing poppies, but it might be just me.

Post # 14
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Coffee cup: My votes (as late as they are) are for the poppies and rememberance table for his friends. I’m doing a similar thing form my grandparents.

My reception will be in the same room as their 50th anniversary was on same day of year and day of week. I’m going to incorporate the flowers of her wedding bouqet and use  the ribbon from her anniversary corsage on the flowers. Including pics from their wedding and anniversary night.

Post # 15
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Congrats!  Today is the Big Day!  🙂

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