(Closed) Oh no tradition.. how did you handle the sabre arch?

posted 9 years ago in Military
  • poll: At your military wedding were there many traditions?
    TONS : (1 votes)
    33 %
    A few : (1 votes)
    33 %
    None : (1 votes)
    33 %
    We didnt choose to do military traditions : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This is a REALLY popular militar wedding tradition! I was talking to my friend about it, cause her WHOLE family is in the military and she’s marrying an officer. She said the only way to get out of it is not to have a military wedding and to ask not to have it is disrespectful. Love it! I think it’s so fun!

    Post # 4
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    is your FI an officer as i thought the sabre arch was for officers only

    Post # 6
    29 posts
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Just ask them not to swat your behind, and make sure your hubby backs you up when you tell them!

    Post # 7
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

    I think that if you want the arch, you just need to accept this part of it.  It’s part of the tradition.  I think it’ll be the least painful part of being married to the military! LOL.

    Post # 8
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    sory to say, but ya gotta do it.  Asking not to is a huge insult (but not as big as not having a miltary wedding) to military members and families.  We all go through it, everyone knows about it, it will be funny!  Honestly, its a split moment of the entire day.  You’ll laugh and then its over.  Its a tradition, just let them do it.  It makes for some great photos trust me. The sabre arch looks awesome, then the “stop” looks great in photos, and if youre laughing, it captures raw emotion.  I promise its not as bad as it sounds =o)

    Post # 9
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Suck it up and smile!  Its jsut for fun and you’ll have enough cush from your dress you’ll be fine.  It doesnt hurt its just a swat. Its fun -go with it!

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