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Airforce mess Dress at civillian wedding?
« on: March 03, 2014, 13:43:17 »
Does anyone know if it would be allowed to wear mess kit as a guest at a civillian wedding?  My friend is getting married and instead of buying a new suit, I was wonder if my mess kit would be appropriate?  at the cost of it, just looking for a few extra places to wear it....
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Re: Airforce mess Dress at civillian wedding?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 13:46:59 »
I think the generally accepted protocol is that one should wear it in the evening, at the reception. It's not exactly a walking out order of dress after all. If there's no objection then S1A for the wedding, S2 for the reception.
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Re: Airforce mess Dress at civillian wedding?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 13:58:15 »
Thanks for the correction,  I meant to say for the reception....not the actual wedding part...
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Re: Airforce mess Dress at civillian wedding?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 14:07:00 »
Talk with the couple in advance to make sure they are OK with it - sometimes, showing up in a uniform can take attention away from the couple on what's supposed to be their day.
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Re: Airforce mess Dress at civillian wedding?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 14:08:31 »
thats a good plan too! 
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Re: Airforce mess Dress at civillian wedding?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 14:12:11 »
Is it a black tie event?  You might be overdressed for the event.

If this is a formal event with guests expected to to wear formal dress, it might be more appropriate.
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