Military Brides

sword arch

Any body have any instructions as to what is supposed to happen and what is supposed to be said for a Marine Corp wedding? The arch is consisting of navy and marine buddies. I know we walk through and I get swatted on the butt, but I would really like to make sure we get it done right!Thanks ladies

Re: sword arch

  • kyrgyzstankyrgyzstan
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    edited December 2011
    You can find 8 billion on youtube. Just put in Marine Corps sword wedding. His Navy and Marine buddies will pretty much cross swords in front of you, forcing you to kiss a bunch of times, and the last one will tap you and say, "Welcome to the Marine Corps Mrs. So&So". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNm9XLL1SDA
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  • edited December 2011
    One thing I want to mention incase you haven’t thought of it yet PLEASE make sure to give the guys LOTS of notice. The items needed for the sword uniform are REALLY costly. A friend decided to do sword wedding month before day and couple guys had to scramble to come up with items/funds. NOT trying to be a downer - please don‘t take it that way - just FYI
  • kyrgyzstankyrgyzstan
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    edited December 2011
    You can often borrow swords/sabers from the local ROTC deatchment as well, btw.
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  • gigilinda87gigilinda87
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    edited December 2011
    thanks for the info. all the guys I've asked are officers who already have everything for the arch. but if i have to find a replacement last minute i'll remember the rotc tip!
  • megbaby13megbaby13
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    Do you know if the navy does this? I would love for this to happen!!

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  • gigilinda87gigilinda87
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    edited December 2011
    all the branch's do a sword arch. ask your fiance if he would like to do a military wedding...
  • escaladieescaladie
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    edited December 2011
    HI!I thought the sword arch could only be used if the groom was a commisioned officer? My son is getting married in December and he's only PFC. So I was under the impression that he could't use the sword arch. Do you all know if that's true? Thank You!
  • kyrgyzstankyrgyzstan
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    A PFC will not rate a sword arch. In the Marine Corps at least, an NCO will. So if he waits until he is older and promoted to get married, he can have one. I would suggest this anyway, even if it's not for the arch.
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  • hpaddock21hpaddock21
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    edited December 2011
    Hey, my fiance and i want to do an outdoor ceremony. He wants the arch but i cant seem to find any thing on outdoor ceremonies with the arch. any ideas as to how to do the arch in an outdoor ceremony would be great. Thnx
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