You said “YES” as or to a military service member, now what?
Relax! You decide. Military traditions that can be a part of weddings, don’t automatically have to be a part of yours. You choose how much military influence is reflected in your day, if any at all.
Hey, I want you to remember that you have options.
There are some of you that love the idea of a patriotic nod to building a life of selfless service together; and there are others that don’t want the uniform to be their only identity, and you’ll opt out of those few standard traditions. And either is acceptable. So I challenge you to really think about it and then choose what’s right for you.
Listen, your planning process is likely to look like no one else’s. Military couples often have a level of uncertainty and unpredictability than traditional couples don’t experience. So don’t get stuck here.
Make a decision and keep moving forward.
So what does it mean to plan a military wedding? It just means, there is at least 1 service member saying “I Do”.
That’s it. How you choose to acknowledge and/or reflect that is up to you.
If you want to know what “military traditions” are considered wedding worthy? Head over on over to our 1-minute read on common military wedding traditions.
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As an Army Veteran and Wedding DJ, I am quite familiar with the various Military traditions. For example, many choose to include an empty table with a lemon, salt, and other symbolic items to honor fallen, or lost service members. I’ve also seen many use sabres or other traditional knives to cut the cake. These and other Military themed events are always fun to see and create lasting memories!