Post # 1
Hello bees! I have been lurking on these forums for about 3 months now and have finally decided to make my first thread! I will try to make as much sense as possible.
My future husband and I are both police officers however, we work for different police departments. We both have friends from work who will be in each others wedding party (my work partner and another really good coworker will be in the grooms party and one of my fiancé’s coworkers will be in the bride’s party). While my fiancé doesn’t really seem to mind, I am worried about how the wedding party will look. We both want our party members who are officers to wear there uniforms for the ceremony, but our departments have very different uniforms as well as those who will be guests. My department wears khaki and his wears navy blue.
My main battle is deciding on whether I should sacrifice the color palette that I initially wanted to make the uniforms fit in better (instead of our original idea of reds go for nudes and blues instead). Or maybe they will look just fine without changing things? What are y’all thoughts on the subject? Is it a big deal to you that everyone matched or will match for your wedding? Am I maybe overthinking this a little too much? (I’m sorry if this is in the wrong sub forum)
Post # 2
blueprincess : I guess my main question is how do your fellow officers feel about wearing their uniforms to a fancy function and not being on duty? I personally wouldn’t want to wear it (granted I’m not an officer) due to feeling ‘on’ while wearing it.
If they are fine then I would change your color palate to match them instead of having them stand out even more than they will in uniforms.
Side note: will they have their guns on them? Pepper spray and batons, too?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2020 - City, State
Why not have your people stand on your side and your fiances people standing on his side? Maybe that will look more cohesive instead of different uniforms all over the place.
Post # 4
Will your FH also be in uniform? How big are your wedding parties overall? And if I’m reading this right, two from your department (khaki) are standing on his side and one from his department (navy) on your side?
So if that means the uniform colors won’t be mixed in (navy blue on your side and khaki on his), I think it would totally be fine without sacrificing your red theme
…and even if they are mixed in…how about adding one more tone in with the red? The first palate brings in an eggplant and I think it ties it all together nicely. I think the second picture where the women are mismatched in shades of red would really look beautiful too…the dustier rose/mauve tones all the way to the deep reds would be SO pretty mixed in with khakis and navy.
Post # 5
Have you even asked your wedding party if they are okay with wearing their uniforms?