(Closed) Service Academies?

posted 10 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve posted before, but my fiance goes to West Point. We both graduate from college in May 2010 and we’re getting married 3 weeks later! We’re also actually holding our wedding there as well.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a friend who’s Fiance went to West Port, and they had trouble getting things arranged there. I hear it’s really beautiful. Their wedding is 1 week after ours and I’m so bummed we can’t go! It sounds like a grand thing to see

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My fiance went to USAFA…but graduated in ’03…I’m not sure if that helps though!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ejs4y8: Yes, for late May and June weddings especially it can be hard to get a spot in the chapels at West Point – and even then you have strict timelines because they cycle weddings through every hour! It sounds a bit extreme, and my fiance and I talked about whether it would stress us out too much, but at the end of the day it worked out. You can reserve the chapel starting in January the year before your wedding, so we sort of planned to get engaged in time for that and my lovely fiance went through a bunch of trouble to get our spot – but we have it now! We are the last wedding on our day so I am hoping maybe that lessens the pressure a little bit – we’ll see! But it really is gorgeous, and since it isn’t far from home for us, we decided it’s worth it!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My Fiance is at West Point and will graduate in May.  We are getting married 13 days later in our hometown, though.  Quite a rush of excitement!

 

I cannot wait to be together.  We aren’t in the 2% club but we are close! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I totally understand – my fiance loves to leave West Point whenever he can! But I aside from the beauty on post and in the chapel, we have a lot of good memories of visits there, and that was another reason we liked the idea. At the end of the day it was true to "us" and that is what weddings should be!

 I totally understand why it usually works better to get married in one’s hometown though. 

 @Mimsy.lou – we are going to be 2% club! Such a big deal considering I had no idea what to expect when he first left – we were together for almost 2 years before he started West Point. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

What’s the 2% club? Apparently there’s some terminology I’m NOT familiar with! whoa.

I would imagine that it being West Point means they are ON TIME ALL THE TIME. You know how the military is about their scheduling! They can’t possibly mess up the wedding! I would almost say it’s LESS stressful because they’re in and out and done in an hour!

I can’t wait to see pics of my FI’s buddy’s wedding.  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The 2% club is the supposed percentage of cadets that stay with the same significant other from R-Day, their very first day, until graduation. Who knows how scientific the number is, but it just means that it is hard to keep up a romantic relationship while going through West Point. My fiance and I will be considered in the 2% club because we were together on R-Day (June 26, 2006 for his class) and we will be together on graduation day!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

June Bug, I agree with you – I think the "club" is just something that has sprung up in the culture there for various reasons, maybe also in part due to the slew of weddings that always happens after graduation. I just feel like it is like the culture to comment on whether the cadets are in relationships or not, if that makes sense. And with the fact that there are so many restrictions, they’re really busy, and they usually get a max of 2 weeks or so off per summer, the idea of the 2% emerged at some point to signify that it’s hard and make those of us who have done it feel goood, ha.

 That being said, based on my experience and what other people have told me, it is probably true that a very low percentage of college students have the same significant other from the beginning to the end of college – especially if the relationship is long distance. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My husband is a ’03 grad of the US Coast Guard Academy… and so were a few of his groomsmen and most of the guys int eh sword arch.

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