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Romantic Military Wedding Preparation

Military Wedding

Weddings are among the most important celebration in anyone’s life. Therefore, as much as you do, you have to spend time and effort in doing all the preparations. When it comes to wedding, there are different times of styles that you can follow and sometimes, it will also depend on the profession of each couple. One of the most unique kinds of wedding is the wedding for a military man or an army. Unlike other traditional weddings where husband and wives wear white suite and white gown, an army wedding is a whole lot different.

Most of the time, when marrying a military man, you have to adhere to the rules and ways of marrying an army. However, despite the fact that it is not as colorful as a usual wedding, you still have to do the preparations for it. As early as possible, you have to know the things to prepare for since armies usually do not waste time. In that case, check out some tips to consider in guiding you in preparing for your own military wedding ceremony.


  1. Book the military chapel ahead of time. Before any other preparations, this must be the top priority that you have to make in your lists. As early as possible, you have to inform the military chapel manager that you will be having your wedding. This is important to be booked ahead of time to ensure that the schedule is already set for your wedding day. There are also some military bases which also have their own protocol when it comes to the preparation of the military chapel.

  2. Be aware of the appropriate attire. As said earlier, military wedding is a total different from a traditional church wedding. Therefore, you need to inform all the guests about the kind of attire to wear, as well as the attire of the husband and wife. For an army man, they are expected to wear their uniform and for the woman, a casual dress is already perfect for it.

  3. Decide whether to include some military ceremony. Most of the times, in a military wedding, arch of swords are being used. In this case, you have to decide and ask your wife to be whether or not to include it in the ceremony of your wedding.

  4. Prepare your formal invitations. When everything is ready, you have to keep in mind that invitation cards are still important to be prepared ahead of time. You have to complete it early so that you can still send it to your invited guests early before the date of the wedding.

How to Keep Marriage in the Army on Fire

Marriage is a union of two people who are in love and ready to be together until their hair turns grey. But what if your spouse is in the army? Army people always serve their country first before anything else, and that practically includes their spouses who are to be left at home for months and tend with the kids as a father/mother. A lot of those who married people in the army tend to have mixed emotions when it comes to their family. Birthday celebrations with the absence of the other parent or graduation of kids with only one spouse in attendance are just some of the events that you would have to get ready in the years to come with your spouse in the army. However, marriage is all about working out and here are some things that you can do as a spouse of an army to make it work.

First of all, always think and feel that your spouse, wherever he or she maybe, always loves you and the kids and his or her prayers are always for you and the children. Just thoughts alone can already give you that feeling to move, go on, and do each and everything that you can do take care of yourself and the whole family. It is very lonely in the fields and his or her homecoming will always be something of a gift, so make sure that when your spouse comes home, the house is clean and fresh, the kids are healthy and well and you are perfectly safe and kicking. After all, you are your spouse’s only inspiration.

Secondly, accept the fact that you are marrying an army, somebody who has already made a commitment to the country before you arrived in his or her life. With this acceptance, you can be able to adjust your expectations in the family. When that fact settles in your system, you will have positivity in everything you do and in hoping for the day that your spouse will finally come home.

Thirdly, be exciting. The excitement, adventure, love, bliss and pure serenity that your spouse needs the most every after operation should be at home when he or she comes home. Don’t settle with the usual routine when your spouse is at home. Make his or her stay memorable by creating a sexy date for the both of you, making his or her favorite meals with a twist, or going to a holiday with just the two of you. These moments that feel like both of you are always on honeymoon will always make him or her come home excitedly. In fact, these moments keep every marriage on fire.

What it’s like to have a spouse in the army?

Wedding is always an exciting event. It signifies love, oneness, journey and commitment. It is one celebration that should be worth reminiscing forever. But, if you are going to be married to somebody in the army, the event can be more challenging. Firstly, soldiers, male and female, would always put duty above their selves first, and they don’t have all the pleasure to go wherever they want to go and spend many months on honeymoon because they have a high ranking officer and the so-called call of duty status that they should abide. After all, army people are already committed to the country before anything else. Frightening? Not really if you love your spouse that much that you can understand his or her job. Nevertheless, here’s some points to ponder when you have finally decide to say “I do” to your love in the army.

First of all, be prepared to play the role of a father/mother/husband/wife if you are planning to marry somebody in the army. It is always apparent that soldiers will leave their families and will be assigned to far-flung areas or responsibilities of duty. And take note that they may leave in a month or more, which can be really tiring. In other words, you should be patient and hardworking enough to comply with the duties mentioned above without compromising the attention and the love that your kids need.

Secondly, it is too difficult to plan for celebrations because your army spouse will have to ask for a leave first and wait for it to be approved before you can actually fix a date that you and your spouse can come together for the event. In fact, some married couples find this fact really irritating and supposedly exciting celebration turn sour because of call of duty. Hence, you should have the patience and all the understanding that you can muster when hubby says goodbye in time for a special family event.

Thirdly, your spouse can be sent to alarming areas like Iraq, Afghanistan and so on. This can mean his or her death in due time. Dealing with such fact and worry can be really frustrating and unbearable. Some spouses love to make their selves busy during this time of crisis at home.

Certainly, marrying somebody in the army is never an easy decision, but you need to persevere and do all you can to maintain the marriage. Marriage in the army should not hinder you from finally wearing your dream chiffon wedding dresses or simple wedding dresses. It should not stop you from making a family with the best person that you have met. After all, it’s about how you understand and accept your other half that matters, so you can also accept his or her duty.

The happy newly married couple in the picture had their wedding ceremony in April, 2012. The picture was taken by Mike Russell’s wedding studio and the bride’s dress was purchased at