(Closed) Sword Arches

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Sword Arches for wedding ceremony?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    13 %
    No : (14 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t.  It does seem like something reserved for enlisted members.  It would seem fake – like taking traditions from other cultures/beliefs etc that aren’t your own but you just think are cool.  Would your guys wear a kilt if not Scottish… don’t think so.

    Maybe you could do a little photo op with them, if you really want it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    As a military wife, i have to say i agree with you. It’s an honorable thing that should be reserved for men and women in our services. And I imagine most people in the military would probably frown on it–the military has strict rules regarding the swords. We almost had it at our wedding, but couldn’t because we didn’t have the appropriate personnel for it. You’re only supposed to have the arch of swords if you get married in military uniform (and Darling Husband wanted a tux). Then EVERYONE is in uniform, wearing white gloves, etc. I don’t see how this works for a traditional civilian wedding. The white gloves are required–i guess the school would provide the people? From what I’ve been told, they are family members and/or members of your unit. Also, it is against military protocol for anyone not in full dress uniforms to handle the sabers.

    Post # 7
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m from Charleston, so I’m very familiar with the Citadel, I can see why everyone wants you to do it. It’s a big deal to have it and I would think his family would be disappointed if you didn’t do it. For where your having your wedding I think the appropriate thing would be to do it, especially if the family wants it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Oooo i see. I guess the Cit is special with its own rules =]. Is there any reason why you don’t want it, except that your Fiance hasn’t served?

    Post # 10
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    If YOU would feel uncomfortable with it, and your SO doesn’t care either way, don’t let family talk you into it just b/c they think it’s cool. You have to want it, too. I say skip it since you don’t want to do it.

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