Post # 1
My fiance just retired from 12 years in the service. He is an Army SGT. and a Veteran of the Iraq War. We just started thinking about him possibly wearing his dress blues instead of a suit. We do know he is fully able and allowed to, but then we aren’t quit sure if it’ll be a little unusual. Any feedback?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
It isn’t unusual at all. I quite like when men wear their dress blues to weddings. 🙂
Post # 3
The army dress blues look AMAZING! I don’t think it would look unusual at all!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - Presque Isle
It may be a little different for me since I’m a female, but I don’t think if I was a male I would wear my dress uniform, after I got out, for my wedding. I’m also a Veteran of the Iraq War and very proud of my service. But I’d rather my wedding day be about my family and not my service. I’d personally only wear my blues again if I was going to a funeral for a servicemember. I hope I’m saying this right.
Post # 5
i don’t know any rregulations but, if I had any say Id say he’s earned the right to and it would look very sharp
Post # 6
I asked my Fiance he is also a veteran and he said that you are allowed to. However, personally I think it IS a bit unusual. I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 7
bridetobe91215: Welcome to the Bee first of all! It’s not unusual, so don’t have any worries there. If it’s of importance to him / both of you then do it. Happy planning!
Post # 9
My fiancé just retired from the marine corp after 10 years of service and we are fully planning on him wearing his blues and doing the sword detail. I don’t think it’s weird at all
Post # 10
bridetobe91215: After 12 years of service, I think he’s earned the right to wear his dress blues, and if he wants to, he should go ahead. Congrats on your wedding!
Post # 11
My Sailor wore his Dress Blues to our wedding. He was on holiday stand down during the time. Wearing their uniform not only saves $ for tux or suit. But it also looks really nice. We just got married December 24, 2009, our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was a small, quick & civil ceremony.
Post # 12
bridetobe91215: Absolutely he should wear them! Not many people get the honor to wear such an outfit on a wedding day. My father is retired AF and he will definitely be wearing it down the aisle with me 🙂 It’s been such a big part of his life and mine that I wouldn’t want it any other way! I’m very proud of him (and my mom) for having been in the AF.
Post # 13
If he wants to, then go for it! I can’t think of a single person who would look at him and think “That’s weird. Why didn’t he, as a veteran, choose to wear a suit instead of his dress blues?” Meaning, it makes total sense and no one’s going to think it’s unusual at all. Go with whatever the two of you prefer!
Post # 14
Love it. My dad is retired Air Force. He served 26 years and since he has gotten out 4 years ago he still serves the military overseas as a private contractor in harms way. Military lifestyle is something that I’ve grown to love and really made me who I am today so I was thrilled when he wore his dress blues on my wedding day. For the reception we danced to “Military Man” by Jessie James it was perfect.
Post # 15
bridetobe91215: It’s not weird at all. My fiance is also a combat veteran and we he was toying with the idea of wearing his dress blues. He still hadn’t decided on it, but I think its it holfs such honor, not everyone has the right to wear it, so why not? Plus, it does save some $, as opposed to renting or buying a suit/tux. The only downside I can think of is hhaving to abide by the uniform; ie no boutinneres, etc. Not a big deal imo, but to each his own.