Hi charsiew, agree with u, although of coz miliary weddings are common nowadays but itz still something special to remember ur wedding by. that's why i wanted to have it otherwise wedding like not so memorable.
no.1 is the whole white colour uniform with gold coloured rank... it is not exactly the military uniform... hmm... its only worn on special occassions and big ceremonies... won't be able to wear that normally...
my FH is a specialist, that is senior technician... he has no.1 as he was the guard of honour for a changing of command parade... officers are those that pass out from OCS and pilots etc etc... i only know a bit... not enough to let you know the whole pic....
hey cecilia, no offence, of coz any wedding is memorable juz that since mi hb is an officer, so decided on a mil wedding. if ur Fh dun look that nice, than of coz dun use it for PS. =)
TCL, No1 is still considered part of a military uniform juz that it is worn on special occasions. normally itz worn by regulars in the armed forces so if u meant normal civilians working outside of armed forces, im afraid itz not possible to.
No. 1 is an entitlement for all officers in either the Airforce/Army/Navy (I'm not very sure for Police/Civil Defence though), i.e. the officer gets to keep a tailored (MTM) No. 1 for wedding purposes.
Usually, the office just need to inform the S1 Branch (Manpower) of the unit of the Wedding Date and the S1 Branch will cater for the tailoring.
Is your HTB a regular? If he is a regular, he would definately belong to a particular unit.
Just to clarify, if the officer is a NSman, from my understanding, he will not be entitled to his No. 1 uniform for wedding purpose, unless his wedding is during his ICT (Which is unlikely to happen as one can defer ICT if he is getting married)
Times have not changed. All officers have always been entitled to military wedding, be it regular, NSF or NSmen.
It's quite normal. He is in the transistional phase before he is allocated an unit. He is in the holding list somewhere, just a matter of which one it is. Actually, if he just needs it for PS, can just borrow from friends who are regulars, unless u are talkin about a full fledged military wedding?
no probs... yeah it is normal.. cos he didn't belong to a operational unit so they usu hv difficulty finding a place for ppl like him who are instructors etc... if he really has prob try calling 1800-emindef. they prob can help him.
officers are entitled to a military wedding. regular warrant officers or specialists can wear number 1 for their PS or even AD but they will not have sword bearers
Hi everyone, let me just KPO a bit. Like some have mention, all officers are entitled to military wedding, be it regular, NSF or NSmen. They just have to go thru their S1 Branch to apply for it. Once its approve, you can go ahead with your PS.
If the officers decides to also have a military wedding, he too have to applied for it. It is quite common for regular officers to hold a military wedding. For regulars, they don't much problem in getting the sword bearers compare to a NSmen.
For those that have no idea what a ceremonial dress look like, this is how a navy warrant officer ceremonial dress look like:
I asked my hubby to wear his No. 1 unifrom for our PS, he say just need to book out, so I guess maybe only officers have their No.1 MTM, while the specialists had those ready made... But I think the idea of wearing the No. 1 uniform for the march in is a great idea, I might consider if my hubby agrees...
Officers who want to wear no. 1 for photoshoot have to indent from army. Most will do the MTM uniforms as it is fitting to their body & will look nicer than those indented (which maybe yellow-ish & dirty & odd sized as its for the common crowd) my hubby taliored his & took less than 1mth
HELP! I am marrying an officer and i want him to wear his no.1 on the AD because it looks sooo smart and he looks very very hunky in it.
Here's the problem. I love the no.1 uniform (YES it is a uniform, there are FIVE military uniforms, no 1 to 5, pls find out more about your spouse's work) i do NOT want him to want to have the sword ceremony as I find it kinda flashy and i'm quite shy in that regard. it's just too flashy for my taste.
When I asked him whether I can just have him wear the no.1 without having the sword bearers, he says cannot because he has to fill up a form to tailor-make the no.1 and when doing so, the fill ALREADY requested that he list down his sword bearers too. So when SAF finds out that the sword bearers later on, did not sword bear so to speak.. how??
This is an annoying dilemma. SIGH. If only we can 'pick and choose'.
BTW my FB says that specialists are not allowed to wear the no.1 for their weddings. This is clearly exemplified by how if a specialist now goes and tries to draw a no.1 from their unit, they will be turned down. He says the specialists who wore it for their PS and AD only could coz their no.1 was made when they were involved in parades.
But other than that, the fact that any specialist who "existing-ly" does not have a no.1 goes to unit and asks to draw one, he will be turned down and this already proves that they're not allowed to wear it for their weddings.
me and my hubby are both specialist, we wore our no 1 during our PS.. look cool man..
normally only officer will wear their no 1 during banquet if they want to have military wearing... And most officers are entitle to have no1 since they need to wear no 1 when they are commission as officer so i dun understand why ur FH say need to draw no 1. if not he can borrow from his colleague...
The sword bearer are make up of your FH buddy, he need to get his colleague or batch officer to be the sword bearer party.
Borrow from colleague means wear someone else's uniform?!? grossss..he or I definitely do not want that...plus it's not even tailored to fit him but was tailored for another guy's body. Quite gross leh.
Yesh he got his sword bearer party ready. they will be the LTAs he works with.
I told him that i want him to wear no.1, and he got to fill up a form and in that form he has to fill in the names of the sword bearers, this is why we can't do without the sword ceremony. I want him in no.1 but don't want the sword ceremony but he says cannot.
hi happybride, just go ahead with the sword ceremony then. i had mine too and it was something special, even though ya, it seemed more flashy.most people were surprised as they had never been to one except for hb's army frens and colleagues.
anyway, u can tailor one outside but u wont have the accessories to go with it. plus army do it for free so why pay??
ohhh what accessories are you talking about?? Hehe. I'm sure the sword is part of the accessories. I think it's very flashy and I don't like the flashiness. Now that you say most of your guests said they had never been to one oh no i feel even worse. Would my guests think it's very flashy?
happybride, oh, the accessories meaning like the rank, the 'sword belt thingy' etc... have to come in a set with the uniform.thk ur FH alrdy got the sword rite aft his passing out.
hee... no la, i dun thk so, my guests just told mi that it's quite special coz they never seen one bef and tot it made a diff entrance. dun thk that they mean flashy. basically, u can have one that's just having the SB gg in first, den u both do the march in under the swords.
just tell ur FH that u just go thru the ceremony but dun want anything else coz he can tell his SBs not to play any forfeits or games too.