How Many Guests?

In most cases, when you have a wedding, you pay per guest. What happens, I asked the wedding hall manager, when a chunk of your guests are soldiers? I can’t tell you a month in advance, I explained. He answered that we could tell him a week or even a few days before the wedding.

Well, Shmulik spoke to S. (his commanding officer). S. was also the commander of Shmulik’s base during basic training, before Shmulik became his driver. S. called the head of Shmulik’s old battalion and when he got on the phone, S. explained that he wanted the battalion commander to release all of Shmulik’s friends – 31 in all, from the unit for the wedding.

The commander agreed, but warned that if they get a sudden operation they are required to handle, he’ll have to pull them back. “I’m the one that gives you the operations,” laughed S. “so you won’t have any.”

So, after a few months of worry – it seems like Shmulik will be surrounded by his army brothers for his wedding. The entire division has been released for the wedding!

And…I got a dress!

4 Comments on How Many Guests?

  1. How close is the blessed event now?

    I’ll be patiently waiting until the day I can offer my “Mazal Tov” to the comments! 🙂

  2. Did you invite his Commander and wife? Protocol says you should.

    I hope you will post pictures.

  3. My eldest got married in August 2006. Until 10 days before the wedding, he was in Lebanon. His mates were still fighting on the day of the wedding. They did get out, but unfortunately it was to go to a funeral.

  4. I just discovered your blog. Love it.
    God’s blessing on you, your family, your people, your country. I admire it all from afar, U.S.

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