poll: reschedule the wedding?

I know a lot of us have eloped or rescheduled the wedding (once or twice!)- please share how the miltiary has affected your wedding date!


For us: we were engaged after his first deployment, but by the time he proposed, we knew it was only 10-11 months until he deployed again. We didn't want to rush and have the wedding in a couple months (since I was in law school and planning was not possible), so we decided to wait 2 years. Then when I was selected for JAG, we had to move it up from March 2010 to Jan 2010. I was pretty annoyed at the time, but it just means I will be his wife sooner :)

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 5:45 pm
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Ha we were gonna have our "big" wedding this month!!!! When he got recalled we knew we wanted to get married so I could have all the benefits of the military wife..but instead of trying to rush and plan it we decided to just "elope" and get married just the two of us.  THEN we were gonna get married May 1st, 2010 but if he did deploy to Afghanistan like he was supposed to then he wouldnt have been back til the last week of april and that was just cuttin it TOO close...our date is now May 29th, 2010 and he's NOT deploying after all sooooo we're just leaving that as our date! :) haha..gotta love the uncertainty of the military life :)

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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We didn't know when he's be coming back from the deployment so we had to just guess...and tell our church/reception people that this might happen. Even so, April seemed like a good time to get married.

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:58 am
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we got engaged when he was stationed in NY, right after he was getting ready to leave. he found out he was getting moved to Hawaii..... thats a really far plane ride from NY and  6 hours behind. with how his schedules are anyways, we decided we were going to elope and then have a wedding later so that i could move out there and not have to wait and plan a wedding with him while we were 5000miles away... so i flew to hawaii one weekend, we got married, i flew back to NY and waited to get housing... i moved out about a month and a half later only beinging 3 suitcases with me. we origionally tohught summer/fall or 09, but he got deployed which we didnt know he  would... then we were thinking spring of '10... and now its set for august 2010.. we'll see though...

Posted on October 3, 2009 at 7:55 am
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We planned our entire wedding around deployment schedules!  We had almost a year long engagement bc we wanted our close friends to be able to attend/be in the wedding.  No regrets!  :)

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm
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we were planning the wedding in october of 2007, needless to say he got deployed so we eloped, since then he has been to afgahnastan and iraq (going back to afgan. next august too) thats why we decided to do it during this holiday break. he hasn't been home for christmas in three years!

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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