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studentcj
09-09-10, 09:20 PM
I dont know how true this is, but I've heard that sometime military men and male police officers will get married wearing their uniform in place of the tux. Is this common and do you know anyone who did this? If given the opportunity would you do it, or would you rather wear a tux. Do some departments have policies against this


retdetsgt
09-09-10, 09:33 PM
I got married in my military uniform because all my groomsmen were soldiers too and I didn't have the money to spring for their tux's and I didn't want to ask them.

I would never get married in a police uniform. To me that would be like a mechanic getting married in coveralls.....

Joeyd6
09-09-10, 10:11 PM
It was bad enough 3/4's of my guests had badges and gun under the suits. Only uniforms at my wedding were the four cops doing the escort and working security at the reception. And my wife was not happy at all, but considering the announcement her folks put in the paper and the fact my old man had 18 years OTJ, plus my 4, plus my uncles and cousins and our unique name...there was good reason to keep the local scum with grudges at bay or at least be ready for them.


pac201
09-09-10, 10:26 PM
I was at a wedding not long ago where the preacher, groom, groomsman and best man were all in uniform...

studentcj
09-09-10, 10:50 PM
I got married in my military uniform because all my groomsmen were soldiers too and I didn't have the money to spring for their tux's and I didn't want to ask them.

I would never get married in a police uniform. To me that would be like a mechanic getting married in coveralls.....

whats the difference between a military uniform and a police uniform in regards to wearing it to a wedding?

I thought the groomsmen were responsible for buying their own tux, atleast the 2 times ive been involved thats how it was

retdetsgt
09-09-10, 11:03 PM
whats the difference between a military uniform and a police uniform in regards to wearing it to a wedding?

I thought the groomsmen were responsible for buying their own tux, atleast the 2 times ive been involved thats how it was

A dress military uniform can be worn off duty and can take the place of civilian dress. At least that was the reason the IRS gave me when I tried to deduct the cost of my officer's uniforms. Police uniforms are generally worn only on duty.

For example, when I was in the Army I generally traveled in uniform because back then I could fly on a half price / standby status. It wasn't unusual for soldiers to wear dress uniforms to formal or semi-formal events. Today, people can travel in BDU's, back then that was a huge no no. Only class A's could be worn off post or base, but it wasn't uncommon to see military personnel wearing them in lieu of suits or other formal wear. That's not the case with police uniforms.

Also, I was in the Army during the draft and the pay was about 1/4 of what it was after the draft was abolished. Most of my friends didn't have a lot of money.

Legoate
09-10-10, 08:36 AM
I've never seen anyone get married in uniform.

There was a wedding where the bride carried her shotgun and the groom carried a fire axe, but that was more to be goofy than anything else. (she was a cop, he was a fireman).

retdetsgt
09-10-10, 09:56 AM
I've never seen anyone get married in uniform.

There was a wedding where the bride carried her shotgun and the groom carried a fire axe, but that was more to be goofy than anything else. (she was a cop, he was a fireman).

My last one was weird. My wife wanted to get married in Las Vegas. She set it up in a "Graceland" chapel. An Elvis impersonator was my best man.

This marriage is a keeper though, so I guess I can't complain. But I do hate it when she shows the video to people....

Aussie George
09-10-10, 06:39 PM
I was best man at a wedding where the groom and I wore our Army uniforms, but I wouldn't imagine wearing a Police uniform.

My MIL wanted to arrange a Police escort for us from the chapel to the reception but given we were in another state from where I worked it didn't happen.

cntryboy0531
09-10-10, 07:05 PM
I got married in a tux. I wouldn't have wanted to get married in my dress uniform, uncomfortable, and it's not really "dressy". Military dress uniforms are "Dressy".

QldCop
09-11-10, 01:50 AM
Cant get drunk in my Police Uniform... Not allowed to be seen Smoking in Police Uniform (not that i smoke!) let alone seen drinking in one...

retdetsgt
09-11-10, 09:07 AM
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Nole795
09-11-10, 07:04 PM
I know of a couple that got married in their police uniform. Both parties were cops. They lasted 2 years.

Piggy
09-12-10, 12:00 AM
I got married on the beach wearing shorts and a golf shirt. My reception was at a local restaurant where there were about ten of us eating seafood and ribs. Whole thing probably cost me as much as a tux rental would have.

mpdcjock
09-18-10, 06:00 PM
I have seen guys get married in uniform. Personally, I think it is tacky. There is a time and a place for everything. A wedding is not an official police function. I am very, very proud of my profession but I have no reason to wear my uniform on a romantic occassion. My advice would be to pop for a tux for your wedding, wear your uniform to work.

Curt581
09-20-10, 09:03 AM
So... if you wore your uniform instead of a tux to your wedding, but forgot to wear your hat, does that mean the marriage is invalid?

retdetsgt
09-20-10, 09:17 AM
So... if you wore your uniform instead of a tux to your wedding, but forgot to wear your hat, does that mean the marriage is invalid?

Oh, geez, I just hurt myself..... If I'd thought of that, I could have saved a fortune in attorney fees.....

studentcj
09-22-10, 01:33 PM
Now that I think about it, the idea doesn't sound so good. I don't think too many wives would be ok with it either