All my military brides read this!! Military wedding vows (very cute and funny!)
Okay so I found this while googling "Military weddings" to see if an article I wrote for the military times on the subject would come up lol.


It's formatted for the Army but I'm already making changes to it to fit the Marines so I can show it to him later on. He probably won't like it because he's a loser and isn't very gung-ho but I thought my mother mil spouses would appreciate it :-) It's gonna get broken up so bare with me.


Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Posted On: Dec 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
"Army Wedding Vows"

Dear family and friends, we are gathered here today in the sight of God and the Department of the Army, to witness this exchange of vows, and see the love that these two dedicated, loving people have for one another.

"Wilt thou, __________, take ___________ (who will now be referred to as the"dependent"), as your family member, to dwell together in so far as the Department of the Army will permit?" "Wilt thou love her, comfort her, via the postal service or over the
phone, make sure she knows where the commissary, PX, and church are, and what time she is scheduled to use the laundry room the day she arrives, wherever you are stationed?"

"Wilt thou attempt to tell her more than 24 hours in advance that you will be leaving for two weeks, beginning the next morning?" This especially applies to the years you will live in a foreign country!


Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
"Wilt thou ____________, take this soldier as thy wedded husband, knowing that he is depending upon you to be the perfect (well almost) Army wife, running the household as you see fit, and being nice to the commander's wife?" Furthermore, you understand that your life with your husband (little that you may have together) will not be normal, that you may have to explain to your children, not once, but twice, and more often in the same day, that mothers do have husbands, and that children do have daddy's, and that the picture of the man on the refrigerator is not the milkman, but the same individual who tucks them in at 2200 hours, long after they are asleep. This soldier is their daddy, who loves them very, very much.


"Wilt thou love, respect and wait for him, preparing his favorite cookies and pictures of yourself and the kids, so he can remember what you look like?" And last but not least, put on the outside of your door his"Welcome home" sign when he's due to
arrive?"

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
"I, ____, take thee ____, as my independent wife, from 1900 to 2200 hours or as long as allowed by my Commanding Officer (subject to change without notice), for better or worse, earlier or later, near or far, and I promise to look at the pictures you send me, maybe not when they get to me in the field, but before I turn the lights out. I will also send a letter, if time permits, and if not, to somehow, some way, make the time."


"I, _________, take thee _________ as my live-in/live-out husband, realizing that your comings and goings and 0330 staff meetings are normal (although absurd to me) and part of your life as a soldier. I promise not to be shocked or taken by surprise when you inform me that, although we've just arrived at our new duty station, we will be leaving within the month. Yes, I'll have you as my husband as long as while your are away, my allotment comes through regularly, and that you leave me a current power of attorney and the checkbook at all times.

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am a family member and proud of it, dependent upon myself and my resources. Although I miss you when you are away, I know I can handle whatever comes across my path."


"Now then, let no man or woman put asunder what God and the Department of the Army have brought together. The Army hereby issues you this lovely, dedicated, independent woman, knowing that she'll be an asset not only to your marriage, but also to the mission of the United States Army, which is, as you all know, to remain in a state of "Readiness." By the authority vested in the Bible, elaborated in the regulation and subject to current directives concerning the aspects of marriage in the Army, you are now a Soldier with a Family Member. Best Wishes and good Luck."

Meghan
Married: 08/20/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:09 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You have no clue just how accurate these are!

I was PCS'd, only to have my permanent duty station changed 4 months later- and was given 6 days notice. I was told, and the movers showed up 3 days later!

But that's rare and had alot to do with my MOS...

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
FH's cousin is a Major and does counter-intel aka top secret, secret squirrel type stuff and he's always leaving for weeks at a time on a moment's notice.

Jen
Married: 05/06/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
LOL. love it. Reminds me of the Orders for Birth that I came across years ago when I was with my Army hero.

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
When I first read it I was changing it to the Department of the Navy because I had Fins in mind :)


IF I can convince FH to use some kind of variation of this we'll probably take out a lot of the kid stuff since that's a long ways off lol.

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 2:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
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Mrs Cupcake
Married: 01/07/2011
Dec 08, 2010 at 2:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
And mine is in Navy as well, I love it and so freaking true!!

Married: 02/05/2011
Dec 08, 2010 at 4:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Wow, that is so appropriate. I'm currently very cranky with my FH's commanding officer for canceling his approved vacation. *grrrr* 5 more years on this contract, 10 years to get his 20...

Married: 09/04/2010
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Dec 08, 2010 at 4:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
LOL! Its funny but kinda made me tear up a little. My little brother is currently serving - I thought about sending this to his wife but she's due Jan 1 so it might make unnecessary preggo tears...

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 4:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
FH is a recruiter so he doesn't have ANY vacation time@ Gen


Awww@Mrs. Joseph. She'd probably laugh :-)

Married: 02/05/2011
Dec 08, 2010 at 5:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@Nik: I guess it's more frustrating for me since I'm a contractor and have always been one. I've never had to get approval to take a vacation. So practically at the drop of a hat *I* can go. But his always has to be planned, and they just got a new commander who is apparently an ass. FH has never had them cancel his vacation after they approved it (the office he works in is rather predictable and everything is covered, his new commander has decided that the three people who usually take care of the report can't take care of the report without FH, when they are all trained to do it and FH would be back a couple days before it had to be turned in so he could fix anything last minute if needed), until now.

Married: 05/14/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 6:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ok. I admit that I crashed your party. I'm not in the military and neither is my FW (though we both have some family that were in the services) I was laughing out loud at these. They were so funny and I'm guessing that they're probably pretty accurate, too.

Married: 07/09/2011
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Dec 08, 2010 at 8:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yep, I know what I'm getting myself into.
Oh yeah, this weekend:
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GO NAVY!!!!

Married: 04/01/2011
Dec 09, 2010 at 2:20 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
@OorahNik.. My father is a retired Marine. He says that the Marines are a Department of the Navy! (sorry in advance to Navy Wives) The MEN's department!

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Dec 09, 2010 at 9:30 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Lol yeah the Marines are under the Department of the Navy. They use their doctors and chaplains :-). The seal says Department of the Navy on top and the United States Marine Corps on the bottom so I might just swap it out :-).


I don't think the Marines have a team lol so Go Navy!! :-P


@Shannon, any mil spouse will find at least some truth in these vows. It's a crazy life marrying someone in the service but I'm excited for our future adventures :-). Not too crazy about him being deployed :-( but we'll work through that.

z&k
Married: 2+ years ago
Feb 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
D_Taco_Nik-I remember when you first posted this & thought I'll keep it in the back of my head.Soooo.I've decided to put this as an insert in my ceremony program,just for laughs~even though it'll be true 8-/ May even display a copy of it in our American Legion reception hall.THANKS FOR POSTING THIS!!!! ^__^ Now,just gotta change it to fit the Air Force!THANKS AGAIN!!!
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