Military Marriage can be planned as all other weddings with a waiver.
A Military Wedding Ceremony is the same as having a Jewish Wedding Ceremony. On the wedding day, the chuppah shares the spotlight with the military wedding attire. It is noticed visually.
Military marriages have benefits and challenges mixed in when planning a wedding. However, each State has included them as a way to say Thank you for your service to our country. As an officiant, a wedding for all couples is an honor and a joy. Having grown up with a parent who was also known as a Veteran, adds profound meaning to military marriages. Although it was not an active duty marriage with my parents, I can say I have seen what follows when the status changes to veterans.
With great care and understanding, assisting a new couple to marry with a connection to the military is why I added this page.
Active Duty Members of the U.S. Military can be married in the city or state they live?
- Marriage License
- A state may have a waiting period. Example: New York – 24 hours.
- For military couples, one or both, the waiting period is waived.
- To waive a waiting period, the couple requests a Judicial waiver. The form can be obtained by the County Clerk.
- To be signed by a Judge of the Courts.
- Follow the instructions on the local Clerk’s office what is needed for this waiver.
- This waiver is added to the signed Marriage License or Marriage Certificate from the Officiant.
About Wedding Officiant Rabbi Services:
- Sunday, Monday to Friday Please Note: Friday is for local weddings before 3 PM.
- Saturday, all ceremonies can begin after 6:00 PM with a Ketubah and Marriage License signing before the ceremony begins.
- Work closely with all my couples so that the ceremony reflects their personalities, beliefs, dreams, wishes, and both families.
- Guidance, questions answered, pre-planning wedding meetings, resources, and much more.
- The time it takes to prepare everything for all to go smooth on the wedding day.
- Rabbi Services on the actual wedding day
- Proxy Marriages
- All branches of the Military
- Stationed at home, abroad or deployed
- Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Montana where Proxy Marriages are allowed legally.
A Blessing For Our Military
Servants of our nation, go forth on our behalf
Do your duty with honor
Defend us against the darkness
Know that no task is too trivial or small in this cause
Go forth with blessings in abundance from almighty God
And may God’s peace be with you always
Priestly Blessing for the Military Marriage
May God bless you and keep you;
May God shine God’s his countenance upon you and be gracious unto you;
May God grant you peace now and forever
and Let us say… Amein
In Memory Of My Parents:
My father a World War II Hero fought for our Freedom only to live his life with injury and
My mother for her love, commitment, and strength that he was well taken care of.
He Survived Her!
They are forever in my heart and
Their memories live on through me.