I am marrying my sailor in a courthouse a week from today! I am so completely excited and I get butterflies just thinking about calling myself his wife. Im from a very traditional family with no military backgrounds and his family is the opposite, obviously. I was seeking opinions on having another wedding in a year and a half once i graduate from college and we can save for the occasion. Dont get me wrong, I know this will be a vow renewal and i will be married. im not ashamed of getting married next week and I've told a lot of people and plan on telling the rest soon! I will wear my wedding ring proudly and change my name. I guess what im really worried about is other peoples opinions.. im selfish. i do want a big white wedding, im not going to lie and say its my "real wedding" because its just a celebration of our love. is this normal in the military? i just kind of feel guilty i guess. i know what im doing isnt unethical but i guess i dont know why i keep feeling like this and care so much about others opinions. is it stupid to have another wedding or vow renewal or whatever? im still doing it i just want maybe other Military wives who have done something similar..
Please dont tell me how stupid and ignorant i am being because this is the best route for me and my fiance.