bouquet charms

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
Member
284 posts
Helper bee

KoalaWalla:   This is an older thread but I saw that your wedding isn’t until September so I thought I’d contribute anyway 🙂

I have lost 3 of my 4 grandparents, only 2 of those I had met. My father’s father is someone I am probably more alike to than I’ll admit, but his life choices were coloured by alchoholism and his death was a tragedy. I will be legally keeping his last name, and his wife (my grandmother who is still with us at nearly 90) is the one I most resemble in physical characteristics/behaviour and will be honouring her with a generational photo involving all her grandchildren and great grandchild.

I’ve decided to honour my grandmother and grandfather on my mother’s side in a similar way, by putting charms on my bouquet. When my grandmother died, my aunt separated her charm bracelet that she’d had for many years, and gave each of us female grandchildren a few charms off her bracelet. I was given a little tea cup on a saucer with a spoon, and a Goofy charm (my grandparents had a house in Florida and loved Disney). I will be including these charms on my bouquet, they aren’t outright photos of each person, but they’re a little treasure I hold very close to me and each is significant of my grandparents.

Perhaps you could do something similar, and instead of using charms with photos in them, you could use something a little more subtle? Michaels and other craft stores sell charms for a couple of dollars in a variety of types, it might be enough just to have a small coloured gem with your grandfather’s birth stone and a small dog charm on your bouquet.

I don’t think something small like that would draw too much attention, and you could just simply answer that each represents a loved one lost who you still carry with you to this day. No need to give more details. This is a personal tribute, honestly I never even noticed items on bouquets when I’ve been to weddings, and if it makes you feel comfortable to honour those people then do so.

Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am also using a brooch in my bouquet to honor my daughter [whom passed away at 9 months]. I don’t think you need to have a picture, you can just use symbols or something that reminds you of that person.

 

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