Summer has officially started and everyone is out for vacation. There are many patriotic holidays in the year, but Fourth of July is during the summer when most couples have their weddings. Thinking about planning on a military wedding during the summer months? Here are some helpful wedding planning tips to make your patriotic summer wedding an unforgettable day.
Honoring the men and women that serve our country during your wedding can be the best way to show your true appreciation for them. Whether you are honoring a loved one in your family or marrying someone in the military, there a ton of great wedding planning ideas to pull off a classy military wedding.
If you in the military or marrying someone in the military, make sure to dress in your formal uniform.
This uniform can be different for each branch of the military. You can learn more about each military branch’s uniform dress code by visiting this link.
Honored Wedding Guest and Ceremony Tradition
If the couples’ parents aren’t present the commanding officer of the bride or groom may sit in the front pew.
If you are looking for a fun way to exit your ceremony, the “Arch of Swords” is a great way to add a little military pride to your ceremony. With permission of the Chapel, fellow soldiers will raise their sabers creating an arch way for only the couple to pass under. At the end of the tunnel of swords, the couple must kiss before they are allowed to exit.
Show your American pride with Red, White and Blue!
This could be as simple as your wedding guests waving American flags during your recessional walk down the aisle, or decking out your ceremony/ reception space with patriotic flowers and décor.
Your military wedding wouldn’t be complete without a memorable wedding reception.
One of the best parts of a military wedding is the cake cutting ceremony with the service man or woman’s saber.
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