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:
When your parents got married your mom was the wild one who had the word “obey” removed from her vows. Yes, traditionally the bride promised to “love, honor, and obey…” her husband. Some women are still okay with that and others may be crossing their fingers if they must intone those words. But you’re different and you and your beloved have decided that you want to write your own vows that will be sincere, meaningful, and unique.
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!
You’ve envisioned and planned every detail of your wedding celebration from the dress to the centerpieces. You can picture your perfectly decorated venue with all that joy just gushing out of your guests. Have you thought about what the room looks like 30 seconds after the party? Yeah, that’s not pretty and somebody has to clean it all up. Since you are planning to be out of the picture just slightly before the party ends, you’ve got to get a system in place to strike the site so that your personal fairy tale has a happy ending.
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.
It is rare the bride who actually looks like one of those staged beauties in the magazines. (And if she does it is because she hired a darn good photographer.) Those walking clothes hangers from the bridal pages have been dressed and sculpted by professionals. Her waist is miniscule, her tummy invisible, and her full bust line is imaginary.