I am working on similar issues. My fiance & I are also newbees (less
than a month and not yet "official"). His persona, though not yet
developed, is German 1200-1300's or so. Mine is English, approx. the
same time period. However, I like the garb aspect of SCA and would
like to try out clothing from all different locals and periods.
It is my understanding from talking to people and from reading posts
that it really doesn't matter so much if your garb/time
period/persona match, or even if your persona and time period match
your fience's or husband's.
I am planning on just having fun, learning new (old) things, and
making new friends!
Just have fun with it!
Anabel de Berchelai (MKA Honilynn)