Post # 1
so…We are getting married on 11/11, which is Veteran’s Day – I need some ideas on how to incorporate a tribute to this day into either our ceremony or reception etc.
We aren’t doing a full on military wedding, but I still haven’t found any ideas that I love on how to include subtle touches. By The Way – my fiance is Army and we’re getting married FAR away from his duty station so literally none of his guys will be there. My colors etc. are already established, so I’m looking for small ideas to fit into my wedding. Thanks for your help!
edit: just realized I totally failed at posting this in the military thread – hopefully it gets moved!
Post # 3
@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
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
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
Since it’s veterans day, how about doing the poppies/donations as favors?
Post # 7
Thanks for all of your ideas –
We are considering a POW/MIA/KIA table, as my fiance has lost good friends. Just trying to weigh how appropriate it would be for a wedding.
Post # 8
@MrsTtheArmy11: Its actually done a lot at weddings. Maybe your Fiance could put up pictures of his friends ?
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
He is wearing his uniform. And yes, we won’t have enough people for an arch. I’m really looking for ideas that aren’t so big. These are all ideas that I’m familiar with – the classic saber arch, uniform, pow/mia table. I’m looking for smaller touches we can include throughout the day. It’s hard to add subtle military touches into a “regular” wedding. So far our ribbon wands will be red white and blue and our cake topper will be military themed. Any other details I’m stuck on. All our favors, centerpieces, colors etc are already established so these are little details I hope to include. Maybe that helps??
Post # 12
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
I like the poppy donation idea. It’ll be really cute to see evryone wearing poppies, but it might be just me.
Post # 14
@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
Congrats! Today is the Big Day! 🙂