Military Themed Wedding Ideas {Pretty & Patriotic}

Submitted by Heidi on Monday - May 18, 2015

Military Themed Wedding Ideas

Kicking off national Armed Forces Week, today's inspiration is in honor of Armed Forces Day--a day set apart to acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. The theme for this year is “Honor Those Who Answered the Call to Serve” and honors those serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.

To those serving in the U.S. military--we thank you for your service! Are you in the military and in need of military-themed wedding ideas? Today's "Color Monday" is a patriotic celebration for a modern military wedding. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you plan your big day ...

Tips & Ideas For Planning A Military Themed Wedding

Seek out discounts: you’d be surprised by all the discounts from vendors who are willing to give our service men and women (active or not).
Consider purchasing wedding insurance: military life can be unpredictable so having insurance on your major expenses will keep you protected from losing your deposits due to wedding date changes.
Getting married on base is typically less expensive: except for a small donation to the chapel, chaplains perform ceremonies free of charge.

Some restrictions to keep in mind: Rules and regulations do vary between the branches and religions. Talk with the chaplain to get  permissions regarding flowers, music, photography, and attire.

Ceremonial attire: Military members in the wedding party usually wear ceremonial dress. The color of the uniform depends on the season—blue in winter and white in summer. Commissioned (Army or Marine Corps.) officers can leave the ceremony under an Arch of Sabers or (Navy and Coast Guard) can exit under an Arch of Swords. Non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel can leave under an Arch of Rifles.

Colors:  Slate | Ivory | Navy

Military-themed Wedding Ideas (+ free invite sample)

Featured: Rectangle Wedding Invitation from the Forever United design suite.

Deets on the suite …
Honor your commitment to your love and country with a beautiful military wedding invitation. Stars and stripes decorate the designs in this suite along with patriotic emblems and seals--an elegant choice for a modern military wedding.

Request a Free Sample …
Get a free sample of this personalized military design. Change the design to reflect your colors, fonts and wording.

Military themed wedding ideas + a free custom wedding invitation sample

In honor of Memorial Day ... we'd also like to salute and remember all of our fallen soldiers--as well as their precious families--for incredible bravery and ultimate sacrifice!

Credits
For the beautiful photography in our inspiration, much thanks to …

Groom by Nichols Photographers {via Southern Weddings} | Sword Ceremony and Groomsmen by Amy Arrington Photography {via Southern Weddings} | Rings by Braedon Photography {via Green Wedding Shoes} | American Flag by Faithfully Focused Photography {via Rustic Wedding Chic}

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