Post # 1
Hi Ladies! What alternative ways are you using to honor your mother and grandmother at your wedding? My mom is not too keen on coursages and would not mind not having anything, as our wedding is so small that everyone there will know who everyone is. I am sure FH’s grandmothers will be expecting something though..
I am sure there are a few threads on this already, but I did not find them during my quick search. Thanks!
Post # 3
What about brooches? Some older ladies like them…
Post # 4
How about a hanky with a saying on it. Here is a link to a shop on etsy.com that does that sorta thing:
Post # 6
I did hankies for both my mom and my FI’s mom. Both my mom and dad are divorced and remarried so I got one for my Dad, too. I’m hoping my stepdad and stepmom aren’t hurt that they don’t get one. My Fi has assured me that his dad wouldn’t even want to receive a hanky so we didn’t get him one either. For my grandmas (both still living but can’t travel to our wedding), I purchased 2 of these little frames on etsy and I’m going to put pictures of each of them in the frames and attach it to my bouquet.
Post # 7
@hibiscusgirl: Good idea with the frames, so your grandmas can be there too 🙂 I just might take that idea too, my mom isnt coming to my wedding.
Post # 8
I honored my deceased grandmother by having one of her favorite crosses (from one of her many rosaries) on my bouquet. I really felt her presence with me on our wedding day and thought it was a beautiful addition to my bouquet.
Post # 9
Those are beautiful ideas. I will borrow them for my deceased grandmothers. Any other ideas for living grandmothers? I like the hankies….Also like the idea of a pretty fabric flower brooch?
Post # 10
I bought a small but pretty brooch for each of our moms in our birthstones (his mom’s brooch was his birthstone, my mom’s was mine) and they loved them. For my deceased grandmother that I was very very close to, we actually had our recessional song played in honor of her (it was “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra – her favorite singer/celebrity). I also wore her wedding rings on my right hand.
Post # 11
I love the hanky idea also. I’m getting my personalized handkerchiefs from an etsy shop also. I liked the ones here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CoutureWeddingHankie. I liked that this shop has a bunch of different styles of handkerchiefs so I can pick a different style for my mom and MIL to make it even more personalized. Good luck everyone!
Post # 12
Both my husband and I wanted to honor our grandparents so much, since none of them, unforutnately, were able to live to see us get married. On our gift table, we placed framed photos of our parents and grandparents on their respective wedding days!