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Tips for Planning a Military Wedding
November 11, 2015
Hello and happy Wedding Wednesday, friends!!
In honor Veteran’s Day today, we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about how you can incorporate some classic military traditions into your own wedding, as well tips for planning a military wedding.
When we first opened up our business in 2010, Randy was still serving in the US Air Force. His military service is something we’re so proud of, and there’s nothing more patriotic than a wedding with the groom in uniform. It just looks so sharp and romantic!
But with military life comes a lot of unpredictability and rules, so, here are a few tips for planning your perfect military wedding:
Instead of standing on the left as with traditional ceremonies, with a military ceremony the bride is to stand to the right of the groom. Why? To avoid his saber!
Another little-known fact is that boutonniere’s are not allowed to be pinned to the military uniform, as it is against UCMJ to add anything to the uniform – even flowers!
Some other rad things you can do to incorporate military service into your wedding:
We are yet to document a wedding doing this, but it is one of the most popular military wedding traditions. Typically done outside the church, the Arch involves 6-8 service members lining up in pairs, with the bride and groom walking underneath the arch as they head out of the church.
Army and Air Force will carry sabers, and the Navy and Marine Corps will carry swords.
Having a bridal party that includes both civilian and military members? Incorporate traditional service colors into your bridal party!
You can use your sword or saber to cut into the cake … just make sure to clean it before it’s put back into the sheath!
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