FI is currently in the beginning of the process for Coast Guard recruitment. We want to get married before he leaves, but we don't know how long the process is going to take. We've talked about just doing a very small ceremony with just our immediate families present before he goes to basic, and then after we have time to settle down doing a vow renewal/larger reception with our extended family and close friends. We were already planning on getting married before he decided to look into the CG, this has just sped things along a little bit. I don't know if I'm completely thrilled about doing it this way because I've been dreaming of my wedding for a long time, but at the end of the day all that matters to me is that I'm married to the man I love, and that I can be there to be his support every step of the way.
Just wanted to thank everyone for your input, we as a couple had a change of heart as he received a job opportunity that would keep up close to our families and allow me to finish school.