So, I have taken the first steps into joining the Canadian military by applying online. I quickly received an e-mail asking me to call to book my processing appointment. This is a difficult decision for me for the most basic reasons. I am to be the maid of honor at my brother's wedding and am wondering, if I make it through the Basic Training (by which time it will be August, the month of the wedding), what are the possibilities of me getting to go home to participate in the wedding, for a weekend? If at all, as I am aware that it is not ideal to leave for recreational events such as a wedding. My brother and sister-in-law are perhaps the most important people to me and I am honored to be the maid of honor . However, I know that the military is not quite sympathetic to these types of things. Is there a certain reprieve I can request? I do not want to wait until August to re-apply, as I am terribly excited to join the military as soon as possible, but I would be ashamed of myself if I were to miss this event. Please help!