It’s your wedding. It’s only happening once. You need to have the best. Unfortunately, “the best” costs money, something that you’re seriously lacking. Cuts will need to be made.
Cocktail hour: the time after the ceremony when the wedding party and newly betrothed couple are getting millions of pictures taken while the guests sit around, listening to poorly-performed Sinatra instrumentals, eating small versions of their favorite foods, sipping away at something vaguely alcoholic to alleviate their boredom.
Wedding planning doesn’t usually usher in feelings of thankfulness or appreciation for the things which often add to the madness. We understand the franticness of getting married and how it can sometimes feel more like a chore than a celebration-in-the-making. Well, keep on reading so you can have a few reasons to smile through the pain. We’re thankful for:
Military weddings aren’t something you see every day. Wrapped in traditions as old as they come, military weddings can be a sparkling and distinguished beacon to begin married life…that is, when they’re done properly. Don’t be memorable in a bad way. Educate yourself by reading our guide to military wedding traditions below!
So you’re in the military, toying with the notion of getting hitched on base, huh? It’s not a bad idea especially if you enjoy being steeped in the rich traditions and customs that come along with a ceremony on base. There are, however, several things to consider before you decide. We’ve outlined some of the major challenges and advantages to getting married on a military base below.
Not another bride and groom dancing to “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison. Please. Anything but that! So, how do you pick those tricky songs for your special dances without being droll (coincidence that word is so close to drool which people do when they’re bored?) or chancing your parent dancing way off-rhythm? Take a waltz through our Dos and Don’ts guide below to get your search started.