Losing Your Maid of Honor

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Mandi_LSU:  So sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine going through that. 

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mandi_LSU:  Oh my goodness. I have no advice, but I’m so SO sorry for your loss. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Mandi_LSU:  I am so so so sorry for your loss. I don’t have much in the way of advice, but maybe you could have another bridesmaid walk down the aisle with a candle in honor of her? I think that would be a beautiful tribute and way for her to be there.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@SarahTee:  great idea!

 

@Mandi_LSU:  you could have a little something in the program. I know some bee’s have done a table with a picture of important people who passed away and couldn’t make it. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I am so sorry for you loss! I can’t imagine what you are going through!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Mandi_LSU:  I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how you feel… 

 

I wasn’t in the exact situation but I was in a wedding party with two of my close friends, one was the bride and the other a bridesmaid. My friend who was the bridesmaid passed away very unexpectedly and very young. The bride chose to have a passage to honour her in the program. 

 

There is certainly no way to replace someone so important to you, but there are ways that you can honour her memory at the wedding, if you so choose. There are no right or wrong answers, whatever feels right to you. We all grieve differently and maybe you will have perspective over time about how you want to proceed.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Wow I’m so sorry. You may want to see if you could have a bouquet made for her and a nice stand with a candle and picture set up right next to you while you exchange vows? Maybe at the reception do something similar. Yes, I would include her in your program. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Mandi_LSU:  The passage included something to the effect of: In memory of ____. Her friendship and love will be forever cherished.

It was short and sweet. It focused on the brides friendship rather than her not being able to share in that special day. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Some people have a chair with a single rose on it to signify people who passed away.

We had a mention of people who weren’t with us in the vows because I couldn’t handle having anything else (I lost my mother in high school).

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Whatever you choose will be perfect. Do what makes you happy. 

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