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The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« on: March 10, 2004, 18:18:00 »
My fiancee wants to know what a military wedding would be like in the Canadian Forces.  We are engaged and would like to look into getting married once I finish my training period: about two years (a year and a half of uni left first).  Anyone have any pics    :)  or information they could pass on my way?

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004, 18:22:00 »
i wouldnt be of any help here, but congrats   :)
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004, 18:43:00 »
Male members of the wedding party would wear uniforms. Uniforms may also be acceptable dress for military guests. If you belong to a regiment or corps with full dress (scarlets) or blues, these would be acceptable. For an officer‘s wedding, other unit officers may form a sword arch outside the church doors for when the happy couple exits to meet their assembled guests. A dress sword may be used to cut the wedding cake at the reception (make sure it‘s well-cleaned before being put back in the scabbard, the icing can dry and seize it if you don‘t.)

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2004, 18:48:00 »
Many a newly married officer bit the dust because he could‘nt get his sabre out fast enough?  :confused:
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2004, 18:54:00 »
Bruce, HILARIOUS !!

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2004, 00:16:00 »
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Originally posted by kaspacanada:
[qb] My fiancee wants to know what a military wedding would be like in the Canadian Forces.  We are engaged and would like to look into getting married once I finish my training period: about two years (a year and a half of uni left first).  Anyone have any pics     :)   or information they could pass on my way?

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2004, 04:12:00 »
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[qb] Many a newly married officer bit the dust because he could‘nt get his sabre out fast enough?   :confused:  [/qb]
Bruce...  

Congrat BTW on you impending sentence..er..marrage  ;)

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2004, 05:47:00 »
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[qb] Congrat BTW on you impending sentence..er..marrage   ;)  

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2004, 17:33:00 »
lol...impending sentence...er....change of command ceremony....lol
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2004, 10:00:00 »
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Originally posted by Michael OLeary:
[qb] If you belong to a regiment or corps with full dress (scarlets) or blues, these would be acceptable.[/qb]
Are there different dress uniforms in the army?
If so, would you be able to link me to a picture?

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2004, 19:12:00 »
Search on this site.  You‘ll find a 5 page discussion on Corps specific uniforms.
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2004, 20:10:00 »
I had a sort of mil wedding. As a member of a highland unit, I wore my reg‘tal kilt with a scottish tux top. My two ushers wore mess kit and the pipe major piped in my wife wearing his mess kit. The wedding was held at the reg‘tal church, presided by the padre, and the reception was help in the officer‘s mess.

If you are interested, check out the website we created for our wedding, there are photos.
 http://www.w3m.net/sophieandrob/

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2004, 20:51:00 »
Hey ungerwear, great pictures.  Welcome to the site, you should find you‘ll fit in here.
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2004, 10:30:00 »
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[qb] Search on this site.  You‘ll find a 5 page discussion on Corps specific uniforms. [/qb]
I looked, from what I can tell there are DEU‘s (not sure what it stands for) mess dress, and full dress, but I can‘t find a piture of what mess dress and full dress look like.

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2004, 18:12:00 »
They‘ll teach you on BMQ. Heres a question for the married guys- How do you make it work? Im going to get married next year and my fiancee is a little apprehensive about being a soldiers wife....
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2004, 18:58:00 »
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[qb] lol...impending sentence...er....change of command ceremony....lol [/qb]
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2004, 22:11:00 »
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[qb]  Heres a question for the married guys- How do you make it work? Im going to get married next year and my fiancee is a little apprehensive about being a soldiers wife.... [/qb]
Lot‘s of work.  Does she know any other spouses or girlfriends?  Has she met any other Military families?  Have you taken her to any functions at the Unit or on Base?

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2004, 18:24:00 »
YesMan: DEU stands for Distinctive Environmental Uniform. It‘s a throwback to the days when there were greens and tans.

WetGrunt: To make any marriage work, you have to make IT your priority. If you‘re having problems that need to be sorted out RIGHT NOW, then that has to come first. Make sure she knows (tell her lots, girls love that) that she‘s the most important thing to you, and be prepared to miss an exercise or training opportunity if you both can‘t make it work. That being said, she needs to understand that the military will take you away from her from time to time, and that she needs to be prepared for that. This is making the assumption that you‘re going into the reserves... you didn‘t specify otherwise.

To be honest, some people don‘t make both work and either leave the military or break up over it, but typically these people have other issues in addition.

Ungerwear: nice to see you on the board, and congrats on the marriage/baby!
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2009, 01:36:50 »
Hey all,

Looking for some input from some serving members who have been around longer than I have.  I'm not going to be at my unit lines for a few weeks, otherwise I'd look up the info in the Dress and Parade manual for myself.

I'm recently engaged and am getting married next June (2010) D-day +1  :o,  I have gotten permission from my CO to wear my uniform / mess kit for my wedding and I'm pretty keen on getting some details of what I should be getting arranged.

I'm a Reserve Officer (Nurse) serving x 5 years with a Field Ambulance currently a Lieutenant, but will have my promotion to Captain this fall.

I'm planning on DEU during the day for the ceremony and pictures and then Mess kit for the evening.  What about head dress?  Is it normal for the green shirt and tie, or tux shirt and bow tie.  I've worn a sword on parade, is it usual to wear a ceremonial sword as an officer in this situation

Any input would greatly help in the planning process.  Links (non DIN) to the appropriate dress regs would be extremely helpful.

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2009, 06:55:04 »
CF Dress Instructions as well as Drill and Ceremonial (Intenet) http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/10_2_3.asp
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2009, 08:03:22 »
I've worn a sword on parade, is it usual to wear a ceremonial sword as an officer in this situation

I think swords are generally not worn inside a church, so if that's the venue for your wedding it may influence your decision.  The thing to do in that case might be to leave it in the vestibule and put it on on the way out.

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2009, 09:27:39 »
A sword arch upon exit from the chapel by a 'guard of honor' composed of uniformed friends is a custom and is a memorable touch.  See page 6-1-19 of drill and ceremonial manual.

Page 2A-2 of dress manual states that No.1 or No. 1A are appropriate for wear at formal military weddings. 

Page 3-7-9, para. 23. Officers, chief petty officers first class (CPO1) and chief warrant officers wear swords or pistols when so ordered. Non-commissioned members other than CPO1s and chief warrant officers may also be ordered to wear swords or pistols when unit custom so dictates.

Grooms don't usually wear a sword during the wedding ceremony as it is too awkward.
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2009, 09:37:00 »
Grooms don't usually wear a sword during the wedding ceremony as it is too awkward.
And in hindsight, you may just beat yourself up for not having used it when you had the chance   ;D

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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2009, 10:02:57 »
WRT the swords, don't know the answer.  I was told, however, that it is bad luck for the wedding party to wear mess kit during the ceremony itself and that mess kit should be reserved for the pictures and reception.
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Re: The Military Wedding Superthread- merged
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2009, 10:07:14 »
In my experience, I would suggest bow tie all day (therefore foregoing the need to keep track of headdress all day long) instead of the issued tie. It is a ceremonial occasion and therefore #2 order of dress would be appropriate (though traditionalists will argue that the #2 order should not be worn at all before 1800hrs, but it's your wedding, do what you please)
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