Post # 1
Hey all. I just got engaged a few weeks ago, and I am so happy. Our kids all get along, we are so in love. Everything is perfect. The hard part is that I lot my dad in July and my mom in December. We were extremely close! They didn’t even get to meet my FH. It is so hard going through this without my mom and dad. I am going to ask my 2 sisters to walk down the aisle with me and give me away in place of my parents, but it is still hard. I dont’ want to do the empty chairs with the roses, because whenever I look over, I will see them and it will hurt all over again. My aunt and uncle will sit in my mom and dad’s chairs. Sigh, I just needed to get that out. 🙂
Post # 3
I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my father five years ago and he never got to meet my fiance either. It’s just so hard, but I’m trying to focus on the fact that there are so many others alive and well that will share our day with us.
Also, I know my dad will be there in spirit, and you will feel the love and support of your parents from those that held them in their hearts. I agree about not doing the “empty chair rose” thing, but I am going to make a note in the program and light a remembrance candle on the day of.
Post # 4
I love the idea of the candle. I may do one for each, plus my FH’s fater passed away 16 years ago as well. I will definitely note those lost in the program.
Post # 5
So sorry for your loss! However, I am very happy that you have found great love and are so excited to be engaged!
Candles are very nice! Lots of brides will put a charm or small token of someone special on their bouquet. Perhaps a tiny photo of their wedding picture or something (I have seen this on other threads before…)? Or a piece of jewelry that was important to one or both of them? There are lots of wonderful ways to remember loved ones on your special day!