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Military Wedding Accessory Collection - Camouflage Wedding Accessories

Military Wedding - Camouflage Wedding Accessories

If you are having a military theme wedding, we've got a large selection of military wedding accessories! From "Military Bride" tank tops and army wedding cake toppers, to camouflage guest books and camouflage wedding garters....and you can customize the tank tops and tees to say "Military Wife", "Army Wife", "Air Force Wife" or "Marine Wife", as well as other titles.
A military wedding ceremony, while not a strict requirement of service, is steeped in tradition and is a meaningful celebration of both the new marriage and patriotic dedication to ones country.

There are several things to consider when wanting to have a military themed wedding. If you are getting married close to a base you may choose to have a military chaplain conduct the ceremony. Chaplains rarely charge a fee for officiating; however you may always opt to give them a monetary token of gratitude. Also remember that it is customary to send the chaplain and his wife a formal invitation to the reception. Donít forget to count them in the final head count for the caterer and venue as well.

There are several things to consider when wanting to have a military themed wedding. If you are getting married close to a base you may choose to have a military chaplain conduct the ceremony. Chaplains rarely charge a fee for officiating; however you may always opt to give them a monetary token of gratitude. Also remember that it is customary to send the chaplain and his wife a formal invitation to the reception. Donít forget to count them in the final head count for the caterer and venue as well.

Selecting attire for a military wedding can be complex. If he chooses to wear his uniform, the groom should consult the etiquette specific to his branch of the military. He must ensure that he has chosen the appropriate seasonal attire and dress that corresponds to his rank. Military members of the bridal party may be asked to wear uniforms, or may choose to wear civilian wedding attire. Men in uniform do not wear boutonnieres and may not embellish with any non-military accessory.

If the bride is a member of the military, she may also choose to wear her uniform, or may wear a traditional gown, completely at her discretion.

When seating the bride or groomís commanding officers and spouses they may sit in the front pew if the parents are not present. In consideration of their rank, they should always be seated towards the front of the church or site. Flag and general officers usually are given preferred seating as well.

The arch of swords or sabers is a long-observed military tradition that shows the loyalty of their military family to the newly married couple. The groups of saber/sword bearers usually consist of seven to eight people. The arch is usually formed after the wedding ceremony when the couple is exiting the church or venue. In case of inclement weather; you might want to check with the venue to see if the saber/sword arch can be done inside. Traditionally, it is formed outside and only the married couple is allowed to exit under the arch.

If you plan on having sword or saber bearers at the wedding all must be wearing uniforms and white gloves. If many are traveling to the wedding, you may need to secure enough sabers from a local base, and rifles may be substituted. During the cake cutting ceremony the saber/sword bearers may line up again and the couple can proceed underneath to the front of the cake. Then the cake is cut by the sword by both the bride and groom.

Celebrating in the military tradition is a touching way to demonstrate your pride and patriotism. A variety of accessories for all branches are available on Advantage Bridal.
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