Post # 1
Hi bees. My mother passed away three years ago and I want to find a beautiful way to make sure her memory is present at the wedding. I know many people do the empty chair but to me I think it’s sad, that empty chair reminding me of my loss. I thought about planting some daisies, her favorite, in a beautiful pot and putting it on a small table out of the way. I would have tiny little envelopes full of seeds for others to take and a nice little sign that says in loving memory of…….please take a packet to plant in memory of your own loved ones.
What are your thoughts on this?
Post # 3
@krex: That is a sweet thought, but I’m concerned that your feelings might be hurt if nobody takes the seeds. As a guest, I wouldn’t. It is no reflection on your mom or her memory, just … I’m not good at taking care of plants so I’ve given up trying. Therefore, it would be a waste for me to take any seeds. I hate to think of you planning it out so lovingly, then being sad to discover most of the packets still remain at the end of the night. Maybe you would not take it personally though, or maybe you have a lot of gardeners among your loved ones!
Regardless, I’m sorry for your loss, and wish you much love and comfort in your marriage.
Post # 4
I think it’s a very sweet gesture.